The Master of Education in Collaborative Teaching and Learning provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education.

The program is offered to teachers currently holding or fully eligible for the Florida Professional Certificate, and is focused on further developing the advanced knowledge and accomplished practice of the most professional and career-minded teachers.

Prestigious Credentials

After more than 100 years of training teachers, Florida Southern’s reputation among educators is unsurpassed. Recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities, our graduates enjoy a high job placement rate, and are impacting their classrooms, schools and communities on a daily basis.

The curriculum provides both practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day. You will have the opportunity to connect with the very people who will help you advance your career.

Expert Faculty

You can have the highest degree of confidence in the professors, staff and practitioners who will help you succeed. Every faculty member in the graduate program holds a doctorate degree. They are experts in their field, bringing hands-on, real-world experience to the classroom and clinical settings.

Flexible Schedule

You may complete your degree in as few as four semesters. Courses are 100% online and provide flexible and convenient scheduling that meets your needs through online and clinical learning.

Vouchers

Teachers who host a Florida Southern College education student for field study or internship earn a voucher for one free Florida Southern College School of Education course, up to four credits. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable. Vouchers may be applied to any School of Education course offered and can be used toward the completion of a degree program. Have you hosted an FSC student intern? Contact us to redeem your free course.

The School of Education also offers a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) for those wishing to pursue the highest level of education and leadership in their field. | Find out more »

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Curriculum Overview

MED REQUIRED COURSES
EDU 6010 Educational Research
EDU 6080 Advanced Foundations of Education
EDU 6160 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Technology
EDU 6180 Critical Issues and Research in Special Education
EDU 6250 Advanced Classroom Management/Legal Issues
EDU 6350 Curriculum and Instruction: Theory and Design
EDU 6500 Advanced Teaching Methods in Reading and Language Arts
EDU 6580 Advanced Teaching Methods in Math and Science
EDU 6650 Advanced Research (Thesis)
TOTAL 36 hours
 

MED Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. A completed online graduate application form;
  2. Teacher Certification (Applicant must hold or be fully eligible for the Florida Professional Educator Certificate);
  3. A résumé or CV of educational and work experience;
  4. Personal statement of your expectations of a graduate program to include personal and professional goals;
  1. An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as verified by an official transcript of all undergraduate work completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests;
  2. Three professional recommendations (FSC recommendation forms may be used);

Course Descriptions

EDU 6010 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Four hours. Introduction to educational statistics and appraisal techniques. Emphasis on how to understand and use research data. Study of action research design and methodology. Inquiry goals and strategies developed and implemented in hands-on action research. GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 273

EDU 6080 ADVANCED FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Four hours. The study of the societal structure and problems affecting education; the effects on education from philosophical, psychological, cultural and societal differences and changes; and the effects of political and economical changes on education. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the teacher in the socialization process of American you.

EDU 6160 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, TECHNOLOGY
Four hours. Students identify the benefits of using technology tools to maximize K-12 student learning and to facilitate the higher-order thinking skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century workplace. Students will plan, develop and assess project within a technology-enriched instructional unit. Survey research methods will be employed to learn data collection and aggregation methods culminating into a publishable research paper on the topic of technology integration in the K-12 educational setting.

EDU 6180 CRITICAL ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Four hours. Examines the role of special education in the increased scrutiny of public schools by the general public and agents from all levels of government. Provides a straightforward analysis of conceptual and practical issues facing professionals involved in the deign, delivery and assessment of special education.

EDU 6250 ADVANCED CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT/LEGAL ISSUES
Four hours. The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyzes and operationalize the legal issues affecting the organization and management of public schools within the United States and the legal standards to apply in resolving disputes concerning public education. Public education is at the center of both states and national politics and is for ever increasing interest to policy makers as well as pubic at large. As the traditional education system in the country continues to "reinvent" itself, it is not surprising that state and federal courts at all levels are actively hearing school related issues. The increasing legislative and judicial activity in public education issues has resulted in a body of law that is rapidly evolving.

EDU 6350 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: THEORY AND DESIGN
Four hours. This course provides an in-depth examination of the historical, philosophical and theoretical constructs of curriculum for the 21st century. It will provide the impetus for the development and evaluation of current curriculum design as well as the formulation of fluid paradigms for new demands on instruction from both micro and macro environments in educational institutions. The student will interview curriculum specialist. The research will provide an experiential foundation for generation of a school improvement plan with an emphasis on curriculum.

EDU 6500 ADVANCED TEACHING METHODS IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS
Four hours. The course focuses on three major components of Reading and Language Arts: The Reading and Writing Processes, Integrating Technology into the instruction of Reading/Language Arts and Managing Reading/ Language Art Programs. New fluid literacies are addressed: hypertext, graphic design, visual literacy and film interpretation. There is also a major emphasis on cultural diversity as it affects both the teaching and learning of these processes.

EDU 6580 ADVANCED TEACHING METHODS IN MATH AND SCIENCE
Four hours. This course will provide graduate level work in math and science teaching techniques. Mathematics will involved problem solving using on-routine strategies, problems representing several branches of mathematics and related disciplines. Science will focus on advanced skills for science experimentation and additional teaching strategies.

EDU 6650 ADVANCED RESEARCH (THESIS)
Four hours. This course assists students in engaging inquiry processes related to their own teaching practice. An action research plan will be implemented. Students will present their action research projects/thesis assisted by Division of Education faculty.