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Master of ArTs in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

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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?

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Prestigious Credentials

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.

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Partnerships with local schools provide opportunities for internships and assist with job placement upon completing your degree.

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Flexible Schedule

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 final semester of student teaching.

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Learning By Doing

Our esteemed faculty is focused on transforming classroom theory into the practical, real-world skills.

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Master of ArTs in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction Delivery Options

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100% of the courses are offered online with the exception of your student teaching internship and course seminar within a Polk County Public School.

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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal Interview
  • A photocopy of ID, passport, or driver’s license
  • Applicants must complete a background check and receive background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)

*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.

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$430
Total Credit Hours42
Program Total$18,060
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

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