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College of Education Undergraduate Applications

A note to students: 

Based on the current events with COVID-19 and the precautions USF is currently undertaking, Student Academic Services will have a reduced staff. In order to have your application processed in a timely fashion, we are only accepting applications via email.

Please email your completed application to Sydney Navarro at

Thank you for your interest in the USF College of Education! Below are the applications for our undergraduate degree programs, as well as information about supporting documentation that should be included with your application.

Admissions requirements can be reviewed by accessing the USF Catalog. For more information about your application, please contact Student Academic Services.

USF Catalog

Program Applications and Deadlines by Semester** 

Program Application Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester

Early Childhood Education

March 1 - July 28    

Elementary Education Spring Cohort (Tampa campus)

  October 1 - December 1  
Elementary Education Teacher Residency (Tampa campus)   October 1 - December 1  

Elementary Education (Tampa campuses)

March 1 - August 1    

Elementary Education (Sarasota-Manatee campus)

  October 1 - December 1  

Exceptional Student Education

March 1 - August 1 October 1 - December 1 March 1 - May 1

Secondary Education

March 1 - August 1 October 1 - December 1 March 1 - May 1
Middle Grades Mathematics Education March 1 - August 1    
Physical Education

March 1 - August 1


Exercise Science

Note: This program has reached capacity for the Fall 2020 semester and is accepting waitlist applications.

Early Admission - March 1 - June 1

General Admission - March 1 - July 25


Some programs are limited access and may have different admission restrictions. See your academic advisor for details.

Some programs, such as Elementary Education, offer limited course selection during the spring and summer terms for those students who are admitted in the spring term. If attending full time is a requirement for you due to financial aid or housing, please contact Alyssa Chism at to discuss how the Elementary Education program is structured for spring versus fall admits.

enrolling in the college of education: next steps

After being admitted to the College of Education, students are expected to validate their admission for the term for which they apply and are admitted by attending the new student College of Education orientation and enrolling in undergraduate College of Education upper-level coursework. Failure to do this will result in revocation of College of Education admission.

Note: Admission to the College of Education is based upon successful completion of classes currently in progress. The College of Education reserves the right to rescind admission for the upcoming term based upon unsuccessful completion of in-progress courses.

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