Share the wealth of your knowledge with the next generation

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in Art? Are you a biologist looking for a second career? Do you love math and want to share your passion?

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How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

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Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal Interview
  • A photocopy of ID, passport, or driver’s license
  • Applicants must complete a background check and receive background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)

*Prior to admission or within the first 12 semester hours of MAT coursework, a passing score is required on all sections of the Florida (FTCE) Teacher Certification. **One semester of student teaching is required before graduation.

Delivery Options

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100% of the courses are offered online with the exception of your student teaching internship and course seminar within a Polk County Public School.

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Top Reasons

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Prestigious Credentials

At Florida Southern College, you can earn a highly regarded MAT degree at one of the top graduate teaching programs in the U.S. — at an affordable cost.

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Partnerships with local schools provide opportunities for internships and assist with job placement upon completing your degree.

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Flexible Schedule

You may choose to complete your degree in as little of 4 semesters, plus an internship. The MAT program consists of courses that are 100% online prior to an internship and final semester of student teaching.

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Learning By Doing

Our esteemed faculty is focused on transforming classroom theory into the practical, real-world skills.

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Program Contact

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Kelly Curtis

Admission Counselor and Advisor

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$410
Total Credit Hours44
Program Total$18,040
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

Additional Required Fees

Additional Required FeeCost
Chalk and Wire – ePortfolio$65.70 per year


Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
EDU 5150 Theories and Practices of Teaching ESOL
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

Internship Semester (Students’ final semester following completion of all course work):

EDU 6610 Internship (10 hours)
EDU 6640 Student Teaching Seminar (2 hours)
TOTAL 44 hours