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4+1 Master of Education 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 Education students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MEd 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

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.

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 local Polk County partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day.

Concentration Coursework

Throughout the Master of Education 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 - 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.

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $430
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

*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.
  • MEd Director Approval

Complete the Online Application

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can this program be completed 100% online?

This program is 100% online incorporating engaged learning and transformational concepts for students from the convenience of a virtual classroom.

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.

Will I receive supplemental pay with this degree?

Most school districts offer supplemental pay upon completion of this degree. You are encouraged to contact your school district for more information regarding supplemental pay.

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 in as few as three semesters following undergraduate graduation.

Meet Our Mocs

Danielle Guida

Danielle Guida

Master of Education 4+1

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

Carley Fischer

Master of Education 4+1

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

Dakota Veal

Master of Education 4+1

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.

Program Contact

Kelly Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.4914
send text to 863.225.8405

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