MA in Catholic School Teaching

Admissions Requirements

In addition to standard School of Education application requirements, in order to be eligible for the Master of Arts in Catholic School Teaching, candidates must submit:

  • Evidence of three years minimum Catholic school teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, or collegiate level, or deliberation by the CEL faculty to waive this prerequisite.

Degree Plan

The Master of Arts in Catholic School Teaching is comprised of 30 units from the courses below.

See all CEL course descriptions in the School of Education section of the USF General Catalog.

Core Curriculum | 18 Units

  • Ecclesial Principles of Catholic Education
  • Moral Development
  • Methods and Materials in Teaching Religion in Catholic Schools
  • Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Schools
  • Spirituality of the Educator
  • Learning and Teaching
  • M.A. Culminating Project

Teacher Education Courses | 6 Units

  • Learning and Teaching
  • And one of the following:
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Reading & Language Arts in the Intermediate Grades
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy
    • Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies
    • Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science
    • Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Field
    • Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: English
    • Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Social Science

Electives | 6 Units

Students may choose from a variety of elective course offerings to fulfill this 6-unit requirement.