Graduate Programs


Education General

Are you a professional looking for a way to advance your career? Do you want to earn a graduate degree, but need a flexible course schedule with online and evening courses? An M.A. in Education from USF Sarasota-Manatee may be just what you need. This selective degree program has concentrations in Human Resources and Online Teaching and Learning that provide maximum flexibility for professionals juggling the demands of their busy lifestyles. The Human Resources concentration offers professionals the skills needed to work in instructional roles in non-profit, business or educational settings in. The Online Teaching and Learning concentration provides effective online instruction in the fast-growing, innovative field of online learning. Courses include specific competencies and quality measures that ensure the successful mastery of online instruction. Masters of Education candidates learn to lead, inspire and transform their fields of study. COE

Educational Leadership

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership in any of the three concentrations are state-approved programs designed to develop outstanding leaders, supervisors and administrators for the schools of Florida and the nation. This program is designed to provide aspiring school leaders with the tools needed for leadership in the 21st century. The curriculum is current, research-based, and focused on application in the educational setting at all levels. Courses are also taught by faculty with diverse experiences in education including school leadership, district administration and university teaching and research. With flexibility and support in mind, these courses are designed for working professionals. They include face-to-face, online and hybrid classes, making it possible for full-time educators to complete their programs in as few as five semesters. Faculty and academic advisors will help you develop a plan that meets your needs and suits your schedule. With online support and services just a click away, USFSM gives personalized assistance that meets your needs as a working student. COE

English Education

The M.A. in English Education (MAEE) is designed for those with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of English. Graduates of this program will have a Master’s degree in Education that includes 18 graduate credit hours in English. Students in the MAEE program work closely with faculty in Education and English who are recognized as strong researchers and teachers in literature, composition, instructional design, and human development and learning, with experience in schools and educational organizations. This program is designed for working professionals, featuring strong faculty mentorship and one-on-one advising to give students maximum flexibility. Students expand on their undergraduate background in literature while gaining applied experience in teaching. Coursework and fieldwork prepare students to apply effective teaching methods in college and secondary classrooms. The cross-disciplinary sequence of courses explores content areas as well as technologies for the classroom. Research skills and strategies to improve instruction are included and field experiences are required. COE

Online Teaching and Learning

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning is a non-degree program of graduate level coursework offered by the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Education for those interested in learning more... COE

Teaching, Elementary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary Education is a program designed to prepare outstanding elementary teachers. The Elementary Education Program is a nationally and regionally accredited with a curriculum that is current, research-based and standards based. Students enter this program after completing baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education. It prepares teacher candidates to meet the needs of diverse student learners through arts integration instructional strategies and English as a Second Language (ESOL) Endorsement. With small class sizes, this program provides teacher candidates with superior education from faculty. Through coursework and supervised field experiences, M.A.T. graduates will enter the teaching profession committed to excellence in teaching and instructional leadership. USFSM and the Sarasota and Manatee school districts have entered into a partnership to ensure that students have a uniquely focused experience within public schools. These school sites have been selected for onsite instruction, excellent mentoring and are designed to help USFSM students become highly effective teachers. COE