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4+1 Master of Education in
Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

Get Started Early

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 8 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MEd degree requirements.


Online Info Session for Graduate Education

May 20

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.

Apply today to start next term
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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

Top Reasons to choose Transformational Curriculum and Instruction at florida southern college

Early Admission

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.

Prestigious Credentials

Our graduates enjoy a high job placement rate, and are impacting their classrooms, schools and communities on a daily basis.

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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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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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
  • Photocopy of ID, passport, or driver’s license
  • Completion of a background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)
  • MAT 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.

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.

*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

Tina Pagano

Admission Counselor and Advisor