The Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation is an innovative, accelerated program through which students can earn a Bachelor's degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a California teaching credential. The program is designed to be completed in 5 years.
How does the program work?
- All students begin by taking Intro to the Teaching Profession (INTD 110). This course is required for all entering DDTP students, and is also open to any student who would like to explore the possibility of a teaching career, but may not feel ready to commit to a special program.
- During the first four years, you will complete the requirements for your major (for example, in English, Mathematics, or one of the Social Sciences) and take graduate level courses within the USF School of Education, resulting in the completion of a Bachelor's degree, as well as, the first half of the graduate portion of the program.
- During your senior year, you will formally apply for admission to the School of Education Master's program.
- At the end of the fifth year, after successful completion of all requirements, you will have earned your Master's degree and preliminary teaching credential.
What are some of the advantages of participation in the Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation (DDTP) program at USF?
- Students are able to begin working toward their professional goals as early as first semester freshman year.
- The curriculum is integrated so that major requirements can be met, while acquiring the skills needed to teach at the level of choice.
- The program includes fieldwork opportunities that allow interaction with students in a variety of educational settings.
- The program offers mentoring and advising from faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
- The USF DDTP program offers the most efficient and economical path for students with an early interest in teaching to acheive their educational and career goals.
- Students in the DDTP are able to participate in all of the traditional aspects of undergraduate life, for example: pursuing a minor or other special program (such as SII), studying abroad, internships, clubs, immersion experiences, etc.