Undergraduate

FAQ

  1. Do I have to take and pass all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) prior to my bachelor's degree graduation?
  2. Can I double major as a College of Education student?
  3. I have multiple internships in my program of study. How do I know which one requires a separate internship application?
  4. Do I need to apply to graduate? Can I apply after the deadline?
  5. I am trying to register for a course in the College of Education and it says I need a permit. Where do I get the permit?
  6. I turned in a form to this office (EDU 106 in the brown drop box). How long will it take to be processed and I find out the results?

Additional Information

^ Q1: Do I have to take and pass all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) prior to my bachelor's degree graduation? Yes. You must successfully complete testing for all three parts of the FTCE: the General Knowledge Test (GKT) or an Acceptable Skills Test, Professional Education Test (PEd) AND your specific Subject Area Examination (SAE) before you can graduate. Learn more about how to Get Certified!

^ Q2: Can I double major as a College of Education student? You may major in Education and another College (i.e., College of Arts and Sciences, or College of Behavior and Community Sciences). However, you cannot have two majors within the College of Education.

^ Q3: I have multiple internships in my program of study. How do I know which one requires a separate internship application? Your last internship experience is usually your Final Internship which requires a separate application that must be completed two semesters prior to enrolling in that course. Your Final Internship will typically consist of a combined minimum of nine semester hours (depending on your degree program). If you are unsure, please contact your advisor.

^ Q4: Do I need to apply to graduate? Can I apply after the deadline? Yes. You must complete a graduation application during the first four weeks of that semester. You may apply after the deadline: however, your name will not appear in the commencement program at the ceremony. Review our graduation information for helpful links including the Office of the Registrar's information on how to apply for graduation.

^ Q5: I am trying to register for a course in the College of Education and it says I need a permit. Where do I get the permit? Each department within the College of Education issues the permits for its courses. If you are unsure of which department you need to contact, you can look on the Registrar's Schedule Search. Click on the course number (in blue) and the page that opens will tell you the department name. Contact that department for your permit.

^ Q6: I turned in a form to this office (EDU 106 in the brown drop box). How long will it take to be processed and I find out the results? That will depend on the form and who must review it for a decision. See the Forms for an approximate time frame.

^ Drop Box

We suggest you create a copy of each document for your personal records you submit to our office (prior to submission). Please note: we do not make copies in our office for students.

^ Emails

All official correspondence from this office will be sent to your USF Student Email account. Please arrange to check/forward this email regularly. You can also get to your email via MyUSF.

^ Grievances

The Grievance Procedure is located in the Undergraduate Catalog. Choose the catalog for the year you were admitted into the College of Education.

^ Petitions

Please refer to the College of Education webpage regarding Forms, Policies & Petitions for further information.