Educational Specialist in Reading/Language Arts (Hybrid)

Contacts and Advising

Student Success

The Educational Specialist Program in Reading/Language Arts is an individualized program that is tailored to students’ interests and experiences. Each student, in collaboration with the program committee, selects literacy specialization courses based on each student’s research goals.

The Educational Specialist Program in Reading/Language Arts is an individualized program that is tailored to students’ interests and experiences. Each student, in collaboration with the program committee, selects literacy specialization courses based on each student’s research goals.

Advising: Ed.S. Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator serves as the initial advisor to Ed.S. students. The coordinator is a research faculty member who assists students as they enter the program. The coordinator guides students in their initial selection of courses, advises students as they select committee members, and supports students in their teaching and research endeavors.

Dr. Jenifer Schneider: Program Coordinator

Email: jschneid@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-3460
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Office Location: 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, EDU 202, Tampa, FL 33620

Advising: Ed.S. Committee

Upon admission into the program, the Ed.S. student selects three faculty members to serve on his or her advisory committee. The committee includes a Major Professor from Literacy Studies and at least one other faculty member from Literacy Studies.

The Major Professor serves as the student’s advisor and mentor. The Major Professor and committee will approve the course of study for the student. They will plan for research, supervise the research and comprehensive qualifying exams, and read and approve the thesis for content and format.

Advising: Staff Specialist

Throughout the application process and during the program, our staff specialist assists students in completing paperwork, documenting degree requirements, and navigating USF systems.

Ms. Julie Schenk: Advanced Graduate Program Specialist
Email: jschenk@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-3460
Mail Point EDU105
Office Location: 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, EDU 202, Tampa, FL 33620