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4+1 Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

Online Info Session for Education

Adult and Graduate

October 6 6:00 PM EST

This event is for prospective students interested in Florida Southern's adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with the School of Education.

Register for the october 6th Education Virtual Information Session

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

This opportunity will allow candidates to begin coursework immediately and save time earning this prestigious degree.

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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

Florida Southern College is regionally accredited from SACS

Florida Southern’s School of Education is dedicated to prepare those who are looking to enter the field of education. This program is designed for individuals interested in becoming a teacher and earning a curriculum and instruction degree that provides advanced classroom teaching skills through research-based strategies and techniques.

Expert Faculty

Every faculty member in the graduate program holds a doctorate degree and are recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities.


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

Prestigious Credentials

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.

Concentration Coursework

Throughout the Master of Arts program, students may choose to extend their learning by enrolling in the Orton Gillingham Multisensory Reading Approach or STEM Concentrations courses. These courses will provide excellent professional development with strategies and techniques that will engage the students they teach and provide maximum opportunities for student growth and learning.

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100% of the courses are offered online

Program Information

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 - 36 hours

EDU 6610 Internship (10 Hours)
EDU 6640 Student Teaching Seminar (2 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

MAT Program Total - 42 hours

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

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $430
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

Any MAT 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 MAT per credit hour rate.

*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application (Students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year)
  • GPA of 3.0+ overall (cumulative)
  • Must have 93+ undergraduate credit hours completed at the start of the program.
  • MAT Director Approval
  • Photocopy of ID, passport, or driver's license
  • Completion of a background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)
  • *Self-directed interest inventory evaluation may be required.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can this program be completed 100% online?

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.

How many classes is considered full-time?

A student is considered full-time when taking a minimum of 8 credit hours at the graduate level.

How can this degree help my career?

This degree will strengthen your skills as a classroom teacher as well as provide you with more options regarding your career path in other district level positions, higher level education teaching positions and the opportunity in a doctoral level degree program.

How long does it typically take to complete the program?

Most students complete the program coursework in as few as three semesters then complete the internship in the fourth semester.

Do I have to complete the Florida Teacher Certificate Exams (FTCE)?

Yes, all MAT students must complete the FTCE within the first 12 credit hours in the program.

Program Contact

Kelly Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.4914
send text to 863.225.8405

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