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?
This program is designed for individuals who would like to transition to a teaching career. The online courses offer research-based practices and methodologies to prepare highly effective educators and promote increased student performance in the classroom. Following the online courses, students complete a face-to-face internship and seminar, applying theoretical practices in a hands-on experience in the classroom alongside a mentor teacher.
An on-campus information session for prospective students interested in adult undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs within the School of Education at Florida Southern College. This event is designed to present an overview of our education programs and to provide an opportunity to connect at Florida Southern with faculty.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Begin your teaching career by learning about research-based strategies and teaching methods to support you in a smooth transition as a classroom teacher.
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.
Partnerships with local Polk County schools provide opportunities for internships and assist with job placement upon completing your degree.
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 a final semester of student teaching.
This program at Florida Southern College offers students the opportunity for a 70-day internship in a Polk County School classroom for a hands-on teaching (and resume building!) experience. However, students who receive their full Professional Teaching Certificate are exempt from the requirement.
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.
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.
Assessing Transformational Teaching and Learning
Four hours. This course will focus on assessing student learning outcomes as a result of student participation in a transformational teaching and learning curriculum, including the examination of current and new approaches to the evaluation of curriculum.
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.
Sarah explains why Florida Southern was the right school for her to pursue her passion for education and professional goals.
The Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction at Florida Southern College provides a flexible 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 students to create a dynamic environment conducive to promoting a positive impact on P-12 student learners.
100% of the courses are delivered online with the exception of your student teaching internship and course seminar within a Polk County Public School.
*Prior to admission or within the first 12 semester hours of MAT coursework, a passing score is required on all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE).
**One semester of student teaching is required before graduation.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
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)
*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.
This program is 100% online excluding the capstone internship which is completed in a Polk County Public School. However, most students receive their Professional Teaching Certificate and transfer into the Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction program where no internship is required.
A student is considered full time when taking a minimum of 8 credit hours at the graduate level.
Yes, this program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s in an area other than education or do not hold a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
Most students complete the program coursework in as few as four semesters then complete the internship during the fifth semester.
You must complete the internship if you stay in the MAT program. However, once you complete your items on the FLDOE Letter of Eligibility, you will earn your Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. At that time, you can be switched to the MED TCI program which includes the same eight online courses, just excludes the internship.
A Master of Education (MEd) in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction. This is the MEd program for teachers who currently hold a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
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