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Elementary Education with a track in Literacy and Curriculum, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The Literacy and Curriculum Track is intended for certified, practicing classroom teachers who have a strong interest in teaching literacy in grades K-6. This program provides an in-depth view of reading and writing research, theories, and the application of theory to the classroom teaching. In addition, an emphasis is placed on curriculum design in an effort to prepare elementary teachers for leadership roles in their respective schools and districts.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Writing & Writers: Trends & Issues (K-12) 
  • Trends in Lang Arts Instruction 
  • Trends in Literature in a Diverse Society 
  • Trends in Science Education 
  • Trends in K-6 Social Science Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

In most cases, the bachelor’s degree must include the number of credits associated with four years of post-secondary academic study. Applicants with three-year degrees from Bologna signatory countries may be considered on a case-by-case basis. In addition to supplying all other application documents required by USF St. Petersburg and the desired graduate program, applicants with 3-year Bologna degrees must include an official diploma certificate and diploma supplement (in English) from the degree granting institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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