College of Education
Graduate Support Office
Information for Education Specialist and Doctoral Students
The Planned Program of Study form is a document that lists
all of the courses that students must take to complete their degree programs.
This form is also used to approve students for the qualifying examination and
to certify students for graduation.
A Planned Program of Study form
should be completed by the student in collaboration with the major advisor. The form should be signed by the
student, the doctoral committee, and the department chairperson.
Once these signatures are secured,
the planned program of study should forwarded the form to the Graduate Support Office (EDU
320). The Graduate Support Office reviews
the planned program of study for compliance with College, University, and
applicable State of Florida Department of Education requirements. When the
program is approved, a signed copy will be distributed to the major professor
and to the student.
Program of Study form templates can be downloaded here.
Changes to Course Requirements on an Approved
Planned Program of Study
If courses completed and listed
on the student's transcript are not consistent with those listed on the Program
of Study form, the courses will not be counted as satisfying degree requirements
unless an approved request for course substitution is completed by the program
advisor and submitted to the Graduate Support Office.
Please note: the
request for course substitution is used when a course on the approved
planned program of study is being replaced with a different course taken at USF.
To apply courses completed at another institution to the USF planned program of
study, please use the Transfer Course Form.