Frequently Asked Questions

ProTeach stands for PROfessional TEACHer.

No. All ProTeach courses are 3000 level or higher. There are no lower-division substitutes.

Yes. There are a few non-cohort courses that my be transferred in to the ProTeach program, if taken before the final 30 credit hours. See an advisor in the COE Office of Student Services in G416 Norman.

You will receive registration information from Megan Lewis through advanced registration. For questions and concerns regarding registration, you can email Megan Lewis.

You are allowed to take 18 hours maximum any semester. A lighter load is recommended in the senior year.

We encourage students to take the GRE for the first time during the second semester of their junior year or summer between the junior and senior year. The latest a student should plan to take the GRE is in the third semester or first semester of the senior year. Test preparation bulletins are available in G416 Norman Hall in Student Services. Free computer practice exams are available through the Office of Recruitment and Outreach in G415 Norman Hall.

Please Note: As of August 1, 2011, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) switched to a new scoring system. The “old” verbal and quantitative GRE scores ran from 200 to 800, with 10-step increments over a range of 61 points. The “new” verbal and quantitative GRE scores will run from 130 to 170 with one-point increments over a range of 41 points. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has provided a brochure of these changes, which can be found here:  http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/GRE/pdf/14521_0ETSS036_supplement.pdf

Hopefully, this will not happen to you. However, if it does you may be placed on academic probation and given the opportunity the following semester to increase your GPA. You will be notified by mail of your status and of your next steps. Your continuation in the program will depend upon whether you are able to raise your GPA to the required 3.0 within one semester. You can not graduate from the master’s program without a 3.0 GPA.

In the unified elementary program, fieldwork begins early extending throughout the program and culminates with a year-long internship in the graduate year of the program. Activities in the field are directly aligned to university courses taken concurrently. Similar to required labs for courses, fieldwork is required and all UEP students must attend.

Semester 1 – Practicum 1

  • UEP candidates provide literacy or literature tutoring
  • 2 days a week
  • 1 hour tutoring sessions after school
  • Tutor students from racially and economically diverse backgrounds
  • 10-12 weeks

Semester 2 – Practicum 2 with UFLI Tutoring

  • Pairs of UEP candidates work in elementary classrooms
  • 3 days a week
  • 10-12 weeks
  • Trained in University of Florida Literacy Initiative tutoring
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring in literacy while at elementary settings
  • Implement assignments in elementary classrooms related to effective teaching and management courses (EEX3616 and EEX3257)

Semester 3 – Practicum 3 with ESOL Emphasis

  • Elementary candidates work one full day a week in elementary classrooms with ESOL students in rural schools
  • Implement assignments associated with coursework; i.e. technology, ESOL, mathematics tutoring, intermediate reading
  • 10-12 weeks

Semester 4 – Practicum 4: The Pre-internship

  • Pairs of UEP candidates work in Professional Development Community schools partnering with the university teacher education program
  • 16-hours a week
  • 14 weeks
  • Develop skills as reflective teachers while improving the learning and achievement of students in their classrooms

The Graduate Year – Yearlong Internship

  • Full-time internship in elementary or special education classroom
  • Interns follow the calendar of the school districts, not the University of Florida calendar
  • May be performed in school districts across the state, if approved by UEP coordinator
  • Complete online coursework each semester of the internship

SASS degree audits are available to students through ONE.UF. This is an audit of your Bachelor’s degree requirements only. Be sure to complete a GRAD CHECK from the Office of Student Services, G416 Norman Hall. We recommend you to this before your first summer term and again early in your senior year. If you need help interpreting your SASS audit, you can receive help in G416 Norman Hall.
For your Master’s degree, you should consult your planned program of study which must be filed during your first semester of the graduate program. It will also state what Florida certification exams must be passed prior to graduation.

Yes. Applications to graduate are available in 222 Criser Hall as well as ONE.UFhttps://one.uf.edu – and must be submitted by the published deadline.

Unified Elementary ProTeach students must apply to the UF Graduate School for Fifth Year admission. Information can be found on the School of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. website.

We encourage students to take the GRE for the first time during the second semester of their junior year or summer between the junior and senior year. The latest a student should plan to take the GRE is in the third semester or first semester of the senior year. Test preparation bulletins are available in G416 Norman Hall in Student Services. Free computer practice exams are available through the Office of Recruitment and Outreach in G415 Norman Hall.

Please Note: As of August 1, 2011, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) switched to a new scoring system. The “old” verbal and quantitative GRE scores ran from 200 to 800, with 10-step increments over a range of 61 points. The “new” verbal and quantitative GRE scores will run from 130 to 170 with one-point increments over a range of 41 points. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has provided a brochure of these changes, which can be found here:  http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/GRE/pdf/14521_0ETSS036_supplement.pdf