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4+1 Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

Start now! Earn your Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern Education students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MEd program.

This program is designed for individuals interested in earning a curriculum and instruction degree that advances classroom teaching skills through research-based strategies and techniques. This degree is focused on transformational teaching methods including active, student-centered, collaborative, experiential, and problem-based learning. Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MEd degree requirements.


Apply today to start next term
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Admission is contingent upon the GPA on June 1 of that year

Top Reasons to choose 4+1 Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction at florida southern college

Early Admission

This opportunity will allow candidates to begin coursework during their last semester as an undergraduate and save time earning this prestigious degree.

Advance your career

Teachers earning a master’s degree in education from a regionally accredited institution may be eligible for additional annual compensation. Florida Southern encourages interested applicants to work with their local school districts to determine eligibility and the level of pay increase.

Connect with your students through pedagogical approaches

Study current pedagogical approaches to bring to the classroom and to build connections with students and have a positive impact on P-12 student learning.

Teacher leader

Become a teacher leader by modeling the current best practices of teaching in your classroom and collaborate with colleagues to influence a positive impact on school-wide student learning.


Courses are 100% online and provide flexible and convenient scheduling that meets your needs through online and clinical learning.

Prestigious Credentials

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

Employment Outlook

Demand for teachers (P-12, and post-secondary) is supposed to grow by an average of 9% by 2028.
Robust Median Salary (P-12, and post-secondary)

On average, a master's degree earns teachers an additional $2,760 in their first year of teaching compared to a bachelor's degree. This salary advantage expands to an average of $7,358 per year by the time a teacher reaches the maximum point of the pay scale.

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EDU 6920

Candidates in this course engage in the development of advanced instructional strategies to create transformational learning environments for teaching all students including those with limited English proficiency.

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Meet Our Mocs

Danielle Guida, MEd

Danielle Guida

MEd Student

I love being able to continue my education at Florida Southern College with the most incredible faculty members. It is so easy to communicate with them and I know they are always there to support me. I have already become a more reflective and effective educator because of this program. I look forward to seeing how my teaching practices improve over the course of this degree.

Carley Fischer, MEd

Carley Fischer

MEd Student

I selected this program because I completed my undergrad at Florida Southern. I knew, first hand, how phenomenal the Education program is and wanted to continue with it during my graduate studies. Additionally, the course content appealed to me because of its relevance in today’s classrooms and fresh perspective on teaching.

Dakota Veal, MEd

Dakota Veal

MEd Student

The School of Education at FSC is so welcoming and supportive for all students. I knew I wanted to stay at FSC and earn a master’s degree. Enrolling in the 4+1 degree program allows me to continue the momentum of furthering my education after earning my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Recognized Accomplishments

School districts recognize the time and effort teachers spend in graduate school, and want these individuals to stay in the district to help direct future growth of a school. Master’s degree holders are the best chance schools have to enact positive curriculum-wide changes and improve student outcomes. As an added benefit of earning a master’s degree, you gain a bigger voice in the national conversation on education. As educators further develop their understanding of teaching techniques, classroom management strategies, and professional resources, they become more valuable members of the educational community.

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Brooke Veal, MATL
- Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor

The Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction at Florida Southern College provides a flexible online schedule that allows educational professionals to earn their graduate degrees while maintaining a work-life balance. The research-based instructional practices embedded throughout the program allow educators to create a dynamic environment conducive to promoting a positive impact on P-12 student learners.

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Program Details


100% of the courses are offered online

  • Must have 93+ undergraduate credit hours completed at the start of the program.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • MED in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction Director Approval

Additional International Requirements

* A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Foundation Courses - 6 hours

Course Number Course Name
EDU 6910 Transformational Teaching and Learning (4 hours)
EDU 6920 Transformational Learning Environments (2 hours)

Required Courses - 24 hours

EDU 6930 Transformational Teaching and Learning through Research
EDU 6940 Transformational Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 6950 Transformational Teaching and Learning with Diverse Populations
EDU 6960 Assessing Transformational Teaching and Learning
EDU 6970 Transformational Instructional Leadership
EDU 6980 Advanced Research in Transformational Teaching and Learning

MEd Program Total - 30 hours

All students will begin the program in the Foundation Courses, which ensure a strong foundation in education, before entering advanced MEd-level classes.


Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules. $250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first-semester tuition balance.)

Admitted undergraduate education majors will be allowed to complete a maximum of six credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their MEd degree requirements. Any MEd courses attempted in the fall or spring semesters before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate full-time tuition rate. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current MEd per credit hour rate.

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

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Program Contact

Kenley VanValkenburg

Admission Counselor and Advisor

Brooke Veal

Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor