At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MAT program.
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. This degree is focused on transformational teaching methods including active, student-centered, collaborative, experiential, and problem-based learning.
This event is for prospective students interested in Florida Southern's graduate programs with the School of Education. This includes our Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction, and Master of Education in Educational Leadership programs.
Admission is contingent upon the GPA on June 1 of that year
This opportunity will allow candidates to begin coursework immediately and save time earning this prestigious degree.
Courses are 100% online and provide flexible and convenient scheduling that meets your needs through online and clinical learning.
Our graduates enjoy a high job placement rate, and are impacting their classrooms, schools and communities on a daily basis.
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.
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.
Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 8 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MAT degree requirements.
100% of the courses are offered online
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Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
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.
Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of six credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their MAT degree requirements. 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.
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