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Secondary English Education

University of South Florida

24 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
7840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Secondary English Education MAT program offered at University of South Florida is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field outside of education and who do not already hold a professional teaching certificate. 


What you will learn

Students in this program prepare to teach English in grades 6-12 while working towards a Master's degree. The Secondary English Education MAT program offered at University of South Florida is designed for graduates of undergraduate level liberal arts English programs or for graduates of other programs who have completed the following within their programs of study: grammar, history/development of language, adolescent literature, American literature, British literature, world literature, female/minority literature, expository writing and creative writing.

The advanced coursework draws upon content courses contained within the bachelor’s degree and engages students in pedagogy, including student development theory, curriculum design, instructional strategies and assessment of learning. Students will participate in field experiences, working alongside collaborating teachers who can offer coaching and mentorship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement 
  • Classroom Communication in English Education 
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching English Language Learners
  • Language Principles, Acquisition & Assessment for English Language Learners 
  • Emergent Literacy: Skills, Strategies, and Assessment 
  • Intermediate Literacy: Assessment, Skills, and Strategies 
  • Children’s Literature: Teaching Literature Appreciation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


52 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
156 (verbal)
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of successful completion of the GKT or of GRE with minimum score of 156 in verbal reasoning and a least 4/6 on analytical writing.
  • Students with fewer than 24 upper-level undergraduate course credits in English may still be accepted to the program, but they will be required to make up the deficiency in undergraduate coursework by taking additional graduate courses in English/Education during the program.
  • A personal statement (300-500 words) stating educational or professional purpose for pursuing this graduate degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors assessing the applicant’s readiness for graduate study (or, if a former professor is not an option because the applicant has been out of school for several years, letters from work supervisors are permissible).
  • International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Tuition Fee

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    15864 USD/year
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  • National

    15864 USD/year
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  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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