College of Education


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Introduction

Students complete a state-approved program to be eligible for certification in Elementary Education (Grades K-6). The programs of study below include coursework and extensive field experience in elementary school settings to enable the integration of theory with teaching practice. A professional portfolio that reflects students' demonstration of the Accomplished Practices (APs) is a requirement for graduation. Degree and certification requirements are subject to change in accordance with state mandates. Students admitted to any USF elementary program on the Tampa Campus need to take required courses on the Tampa Campus as they are designed to specifically meet our program goals. Our elementary certification programs develop prospective teacher understanding of inquiry, inclusion, innovation and integrated instruction and are committed to preparing teachers for diverse learners. The Association of Teacher Educators has selected the University of South Florida Childhood Education & Literacy Studies in Partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Schools Program as the winner of the ATE 2014 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education (DPTE) Award. Our elementary certification programs are committed to preparing teachers for diverse learners. The Association of Teacher Educators has selected the University of South Florida Childhood Education & Literacy Studies in Partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Schools Program as the winner of the ATE 2014 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education (DPTE) Award.

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Elementary Teacher Residency Program

Our Elementary Teacher Residency Program is a competitive, residency-based program designed to develop teaching candidates for elementary classrooms. The program features a school and university faculty-mentored residency experience in which students’ coursework is embedded in field experiences within the residency schools. This program requires full-time registration each semester including summer as well as a year long residency. Students in this program commit to a 7:30 to 3:30 teacher work day.

Elementary Cohort Program

This cohort based program of study includes course work and field experiences in specifically selected partnership sites. This program requires full-time registration each semester including summer. Students can start the program in the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Elementary General Admission Program (for Students accepted prior to Fall 2012)

This current program of study includes coursework and three field experiences in elementary school settings to enable students to integrate theory with teaching practice.

Students accepted prior to Fall 2012 in the Elementary General Admission Program must complete all coursework by Spring 2014.


For inquiries regarding admission to the College of Education Elementary Education undergraduate programs above, please contact:

PreEducation Advising office in EDU 106 (first floor of the Education Building)
813-974-2979

or

Schedule an advising appointment with one of our PreEducation Advisors by visiting our prospective student site:

http://usfweb3.usf.edu/appointments/

Jamie McGaha
Academic Advisor
(813) 974-1322
mcgahaj@usf.edu

For more details about admission and/or information about the Elementary Education Teacher Residency Program, contact:
Dr. Danielle Dennis
Program Coordinator
(813) 974-0597
dennis@usf.edu


 

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