Dec 05, 2019  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate 
    
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate

Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with Read Endorsement, M.A.T.


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Scott Hewit, Ed.D., Director

Rollins College offers courses of study for teacher certification and recertification, and the following graduate degree programs: the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement, the Master of Arts in Teaching in Education, the Master of Education (M.Ed.). The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed for students pursuing initial teacher certification. The Master of Education (M.Ed.), with an emphasis in Elementary Education, is designed for professionally certified teachers who desire the professional enrichment represented by a master’s degree. For specifics regarding these programs, see the appropriate program descriptions.

Students who complete the required academic course and field work, maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have their Expanded Teacher Education Portfolio (ETEP) approved before AND during Student Teaching will meet the requirements for the M.A.T in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) or Music. The M.A.T. in Education provides the Education coursework required for Florida teacher certification in secondary education.

The M.A.T. in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement at Rollins College is approved by the Florida Department of Education. Florida requires that students have a passing score on the General Knowledge test (GK) of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) to be admitted to any state-approved program. Students who meet the requirements for the M.A.T in Elementary Education/ESOL/Reading (K-6) or Music (K-12) AND submit passing scores on the General Knowledge (GK) test, Professional Education (PED) test, and Subject Area Exam (SAE) prior to graduation will be Florida State Approved Program completers, and immediately eligible for Professional Teacher Certification in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement in the state of Florida.

Program of Study:


Florida Professional Teacher Certification in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with Reading Endorsement

Designed for those who wish to teach in elementary schools, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement provides opportunities for students to pursue graduate studies and to meet professional certification requirements for teaching in Florida.

The M.A.T. program focuses on the mastery of content specialization, the teaching/learning process, and the application of educational research to classroom activities. The program requires a minimum of 36 graduate semester hours; however, additional hours are required to meet certification and program requirements. An individual plan of study will be developed for each student. Students who complete the Florida state-approved M.A.T. program are eligible for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement.

Elementary Specialization Requirements


Required graduate courses include the following:

Reading Sequence Requirements


* Approved undergraduate courses may apply, but only for certification requirements. Undergraduate courses may not be used as credit toward the graduate program.

Clinical Education Experience


The clinical education experience consists of two phases: a pre-internship field experience of a minimum of 100 clock hours (RED 577 ) and the full-semester student teaching experience (EDU 533 ).

One term prior to Student Teaching, students must show evidence that all subject prerequisites will be met by completing Student Teacher Forms 2S (ETEP-Expanded Teacher Education Portfolio) and 3S (Approval to Apply for Student Teaching) in addition to the Application Form 1S (Admission to Rollins College Teacher Education Program Graduate Application). The application forms are available at the office of the Department of Education and on the department website. These forms are filed with and reviewed by the Director of Field Experiences. To ensure placement, the Application for Student Teaching (Form 4S) must be completed and submitted to the Director of Field Experiences.

Student Teaching (EDU 533 ) consists of a one-semester field experience in an approved classroom setting. During the student teaching semester, the student must enroll in EDU 533 , Student Teaching-Elementary. The course is six (6) semester hours and is graded on a credit/no-credit basis. The student teaching experience consists of placement in an approved public school with a full-time teacher for a full semester. A weekly seminar, EDU 540 , is required as a part of the student teaching experience. Student Teaching represents the culminating experience in the professional preparation of teachers.

For current teachers with two or more years of public school teaching experience, the clinical requirement may be adapted to meet state requirements and program standards on a case-by- case basis.

To ensure placement, the Application for Student Teaching (Form 4S) must be completed and submitted to the Director of Field Experiences by the following dates:

  • February 20: fall placement
  • September 20: spring placement

Any student not approved for Student Teaching has the right of appeal to the Education Review Committee.

Students admitted to the M.A.T. in Elementary Education/ESOL (K-6) with the Reading endorsement are encouraged to follow a five- or seven-semester program of study. Course availability during the terms listed is subject to change.

Students who wish to pursue an alternate schedule must contact Dr. Scott Hewit, program advisor, prior to being admitted to the program.

Sample Five-Semester Plan


Sample Seven-Semester Plan


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