USF Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

Additional Application Materials

Send the additional materials required for your program to:

Deanna Rieke
University of South Florida
Student Academic Services
4202 East Fowler Ave, EDU105
Tampa, FL 33620-5650

Additional Application Materials by Program
Program Additional Items Needed
Elementary Education/ESOL
  • Personal Statement*
  • Two letters of recommendation**
Exceptional Student Education/ESOL
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation**
 English Education/ESOL
  •  Personal Statement* if applicant did not earn a degree in English
Foreign Language Education/ESOL
  • 30 credit hours of language or native speaker
  • Level of proficiency
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement*
  • Two letters of recommendation**
Middle Grades Mathematics (5–9)
 Mathematics Education (6-12)
 Science Education
  • 18 credits of science coursework for Middle and 24 + 6 for 6 -12
 Social Science Education
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement*
  • Two letters of recommendation**

* Personal Statement

A personal statement that answers one of the following prompts (500 words maximum):
  • What experiences have influenced your decision to become a teacher in your chosen discipline?
  • What specific personal traits do you believe will make you a great teacher?
  • To you, what is the purpose of K-12 schooling?

** Two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation should come from individuals who can speak to your character as a person and a professional. Additionally, the letters should include reference to your experience in a teaching/learning environment when applicable.