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Undergraduate Information

Thank you for your interest in the College of Education (COE) at the University of South Florida. The College of Education is an upper-level, limited-access college. This means there are prerequisites students must complete before gaining admission into the College of Education. The admissions process to the College is separate and in addition to admission to the university.

If you have chosen your main campus as a regional campus, check with the advising office on that campus for the appropriate advisor.


  • The College of Education conducts a mandatory Orientation each semester.
  • All new students to the College must attend this Orientation. 
  • Orientation will be conducted the semester before plans to enter the College of Education. 
  • Upon acceptance to the College of Education, the student will receive registration information for this event.


NOTE: CLAST, Praxis I or General Knowledge Test will be required for admission to the College of Education. All sections of any ONE test must be passed prior to applying to the College of Education.



When you apply for a teaching certificate, you will be asked to disclose information about any existing criminal records. School districts have the right to know about any arrests, pleas of nolo contendere, adjudications withheld, or convictions that their teachers may have sustained.  You will also have to supply this information to the state when you apply for a certificate.  School districts have the right to obtain information regarding sealed, expunged, and/or juvenile records.



Each semester the College of Education conducts Information Sharing Sessions. These Sessions are designed to provide general information to prospective Education students. The following Website contains the dates for the Information Sharing Sessions.


* Testing Requirements for Graduation
* Requirements for the General Knowledge Test (GK)
* Graduation Updates
* Graduation Requirements


* Undergraduate Prerequisite Checklists

* Undergraduate Application Three Step Process

* Application for Undergraduate Admission

* Degree Programs

* CLAST Practice tests
* College of Education Preview for prospective students
* Courses to fulfill "International and Diversity Focus" requirements
* Course prefixes to fulfill Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences
* College of Education Scholarships
* Questions and Answers about Undergraduate Advising

College of Education Contacts:
Undergraduate Advisors

Other Information:
USF College of Education Alumni Contacts 
University of South Florida -- Undergraduate Catalog
Florida Department of Education Links
21st Century School House: An Internet Support Site for Professional Educators on the World Wide Web
SunCoast Area Teacher Training Honors Program (SCATT)

Note: This information is subject to change.  Please check with Student Academic Services, EDU 106, for updated information.




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