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COE Orientation (First Years)

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USF Sarasota-Manatee
College of Education Orientation

Fall 2013
You must complete the current state-mandated coursework to graduate.

You must complete the USF College of Education program that is state-approved at the time of your graduation.

If the State changes the program, we must comply.

Additional coursework may be necessary!
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
in Elementary Education
Meet with My Academic Advisor
By appointment @
Walk-in advising @ Student Services
Monday 9am-12pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2pm-5pm
Check out the Information Commons
Second Floor on Main Rotunda
Learning Support Services
(Tutoring and Writing Center)
E-Learning Services
(Blackboard and Canvas Help)
Reference and Research Help
Computer and Media Equipment Rental
Up to 22 pages of FREE printing per day!
Tech Support
General Education
The COE Plan
COE Degrees
Gen Ed courses are meant to be taken in your
first two years or first 60 hours
Gen Ed courses are usually
lower-level courses, i.e. 1000 or 2000
Need a
2.0 GPA
Plan accordingly
Transferring credit
into USFSM (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment)?
Talk to your advisor about what counts towards Gen Ed requirements
Your Educational Journey
Get involved on campus
Visit Student Government
Find out what opportunities are out there for Education majors
The College of Education is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has interim accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
First Year Advising
Holly Fitch

COE Advising
Ashley Sowell
Rebecca Lewis
Check DegreeWorks Audit
Available on
or from your
academic advisor with photo ID.

Computer assisted advising program
Designed to help students track their progress in general education and degree requirements
Each report is specific to the student
Also Check out Cook Library on New College Campus
COE Req's
The College is an upper-level, limited access college, which means that it has admission requirements in addition to those of the University in general. Students interested in pursuing a degree in the areas offered by the College of Education must complete the requirements for entering the college
All sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) passed
2.5 Overall GPA
Gen Ed Requirements Met w/ min. 2.0 GPA
Core Education Courses w/ min. "C-"
EDF 2005
EME 2040
EDG 2085/EDG 2701
Check catalog for list of approved courses.
Freshman English I & II
6 hrs of quantitative methods
MAC 1105: College Algebra &
MGF 1106: Finite Mathematics
6 hrs of natural science
no lab is necessary

6 hrs of social science
SPC 2608: Speech
6 hrs of historical perspectives
AMH 2010: American History I

3 hrs of fine arts
3 hrs of African, Latin American, Middle Eastern or Asian perspectives (ALAMEA)
General Education Course Requirements
Gordon Rule
1. Communication
6 hours of English (Freshman English I&II) plus 6 hours of "additional coursework in which students demonstrate college-level writing in multiple assignments"
2. Computation
6 hours of mathematics College Algebra or higher
These requirements may be met through dual enrollment, AP, and IB credit. Check your DegreeWorks audit or with an academic advisor to see if you've met this requirement.
Liberal Arts Exit Requirements...aka "Exits"
USFSM requirement
These credits cannot be transferred in

Think of it as the USFSM watermark on your degree

Take in junior or senior year
Foreign Language & Exit Requirement
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Six hours of USF Exit Courses (EDF 3604 & LAE 4414)
Two consecutive years of high school foreign language (same language)
Two semesters of college level ASL or foreign language

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Nine hours of USF Exit Courses (EDF 3604, LAE 4414 plus one more)
Two consecutive semesters of college level ASL or foreign language (ex: French, Spanish)
If you speak another language fluently, you can test out of it through CLEP or the USF World Language Department (call: 813-974-2548)

How to obtain a permit:
Go to http://www.usfsm.edu/students/
On the upper-right of the page, you'll see "Student Links"
Click on the link for the permit needed
Enter all required information
COEDU will use the information to place you in an internship in your area of the county

Permits are granted within 3-5 business days.
No news is good news! If you don’t hear from us, check OASIS after 5 days and attempt to register for the course.
Admission Requirements
The COE Application requires you to disclose any arrests and provide supporting documentation. Information is reviewed by the Dean of the College of Education for eligibility.

If you are arrested while in the College of Education, you must report the arrest within 48 hours. If you do not adhere to this policy you can be administratively withdrawn from the college.

Arrests can effect employment, internship placement, and certification opportunities.
Go to the Career Center
Don't wait until junior or senior year to go to the Career Center! Start NOW!

Appointments by phone or online

Toni Ripo
This program will serve as an
electronic portfolio
to those majoring in Elementary Education.
Students who complete a teacher education program in the USFSM's College of Education
will have met the requirements for an initial temporary/provisional certificate
in 37 other states and the District of Columbia.
the ability to use your teacher certification in other states.
A permit on a course limits the amount of students registered in the classroom. Specific academic credentials are required for entry into the class. The schedule will have an asterisk or YES in the permit column (PMT) if a permit is required.
For example: Internship Levels I & II require a permit.
Arrest Information
Professional Education (PEd)-suggested take 1st
Subject Area (SAE)-suggested take 2nd
Sign up for these tests around the same time as your final internship application is due.
This guarantees you ample time to pass both tests
You must complete both portions of the FTCE in order to successfully complete your final internship
General Knowledge Test
You must complete the GKT prior to admission into the COE
Florida Teachers Certification Exams
Level I & II require a permit
3 internships are required for Elementary Education
Final Internship
Must apply two semesters prior to your final internship.
Submit completed applications to your academic advisor
Fall Interns apply in
Spring Interns apply in
This is a good time to sign up for your FTCE testing as well.
A Note on Professionalism
You can be removed from your internship placement if evidence of unacceptable behavior is displayed.

Once you have been removed from an internship, your College of Education application will be revoked and you will not be permitted to continue in the program.
Please remove yourself immediately from Facebook, Instagram, and all other social media.
Go to

for instructions.
For more information, see the FL Dept. of Education at http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/
You cannot graduate without these tests.
This is your responsibility! We will not hunt you down to complete this requirement!
You must purchase a
key code
Residency at USFSM
You must complete at least 30 of the last 60 credit
hours at USFSM.
You must meet with an advisor if you want to take a
class at another campus.
Online courses have campus designation, so make sure
that you are signing up for a USFSM online class.
Your home campus is USFSM.
These requirements may be met through dual enrollment, AP, and IB credit. Check your DegreeWorks audit or with an academic advisor to see if you've met this requirement.
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