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Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

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Florida’s Premier Teaching Program

The Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education and enhance their knowledge in curriculum and instruction.

Apply today to start next term on Monday, April 27, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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.

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Learn from our faculty the impact becoming a teacher can have on your future students.

Meet Our Mocs

Jessica Gavin

Jessica Gavin, MED

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

My professors encouraged me throughout the program. As a result, I am more prepared as an educational leader and look forward to my future in the education field.

Michelle Dinwiddie

Michelle Dinwiddie

Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction, 2018 Polk County Teacher of the Year

I chose to pursue the Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction to deepen my understanding of teaching practices. My current professor has been incredibly supportive, making herself available to answer questions, provide support, and offer feedback. I am learning much from my peers through online discussions and collaborative tasks. The program is designed to cater to a full-time employee and parent, like myself. I am beginning the graduate degree ten years after receiving my undergraduate degree. I am so grateful for the flexibility of the program and the guidance I have received from my advisor.


Lana Allen

Master of Education

As a highly qualified educator, I wanted to continue my education in my field of study. It was important to me to find a program that was flexible for working adults. Florida Southern’s Master of Education in Curriculum was conducive for my needs, offering the flexibility that allowed me to work and enjoy family time. The graduate program was completely online so I never needed to commute to a classroom. One of the requirements for graduation is to complete a Master’s thesis. My professors made this process very understandable and manageable. They walked me through each step and provided insightful feedback on my study. I was able to earn my master’s degree in less than two years!

Kimberly Brewer

Kimberly Brewer, MED

Master of Education

The decision to earn my Master of Education from Florida Southern College was an easy one. Their incredible undergraduate program provided the academic foundation I needed to achieve my goal of becoming an educator, but it also lead to my desire to pursue a higher degree. The Master of Education program fit perfectly into my life as a full-time teacher. The program hours were flexible, professors were accessible, and my adviser kept me on track with my personal timeline. Throughout the Master of Education program, I was challenged to think critically, read deeply, and significantly consider my research. Those challenges created in me a desire to better understand the many aspects of education in our society and the issues that face our teachers and students as they pursue their own academic success.

Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald

Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

The online Master of Education at Florida Southern is innovative and challenges you to reach your full potential as an educator. The online collaboration between teachers is rich with ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. I highly recommend FSC's Master of Education program.

Tiffany Beardsley

Tiffany Beardsley, MED

Master of Education

The graduate program at FSC allowed me to experience professional growth in the areas of educational research, content, and theory. In addition, I felt supported by the program in the application of learning making it relevant to today's educational demands.

Ashley Bailey

Ashley Bailey, MED

Master of Education

My experience at Florida Southern College was amazing! The professors go out of their way to help and I was able to get my degree online at the convenience of my own schedule.


Taylorann Benthal

Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

The greatest take away from the program are realistic teaching methods that I can do within my classroom. They are simple and practical but allow for growth among the students and educators. If I had any questions regarding my classes, they were answered right away by email. The online aspect made it possible to interact with people all over the state and learn how different counties do things. This was extremely beneficial because I now have a decent amount of colleagues that can provide me with new ideas when I’m at a loss. The master's program has made me consider how I handle situations within my classroom. The transformative teaching program has helped me become a better teacher and person by showing me how to allow students to take ownership of their learning in and outside of the classroom. I chose this program because I could complete it anywhere in the country on my own time and I knew it would result in me being the best teacher for my students now and the ones that have yet to come.

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100% of the courses are offered online

Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
Course Number Course Name
EDU 6910 Transformational Teaching and Learning
Four hours. This course will focus on the study of the societal structure and problems affecting education; the effects on education from philosophical, psychological, cultural and societal differences and changes; and the effects of political and economical changes on education. Emphasis is on transformational teaching and learning theory, principles, methods, and child and adolescent development including theories and principles of learning.
EDU 6920 Transformational Learning Environments
Two hours. The goal of this course is to engage educators in the development of advanced instructional strategies to create transformational learning environments for teaching all students including those with limited English proficiency. The course will also address instruction in the English language and the development of the student’s mastery of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Advanced classroom management skills will focus on creating safe learning environments in which effective transformational teaching and learning can take place by promoting a physically, emotionally, socially and academically secure climate for all students.
EDU 6930 Transformational Teaching and Learning through Research
Four hours. This course is an introduction to action research and the literature on transformational teaching, learning theory, principles, and methods with an emphasis on interpreting and evaluating the review of the literature.  Action research design and methodology will be studied. Transformational teaching and learning research interests and goals will be identified and developed.
EDU 6940 Transformational Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction
Four hours. This course will include educational assessment practices that include analysis, application of data from statewide standardized assessments and other multiple sources to improve instruction and learning. Students will plan for, integrate, and assess transformational teaching and learning principles in the curriculum including multisensory approaches.  Students will design an action research plan based on transformational teaching and learning theory, methods, and core principles.
EDU 6950 Transformational Teaching and Learning with Diverse Populations
Four hours. This course will focus on students’ acquisition and mastery of key course concepts, enhancing students’ strategies and skills for learning and discovery, and promoting positive learning-related attitudes, values, and beliefs in all students leading to the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of a healthy child. Effective transformational teaching and instructional techniques, strategies, and materials to meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities will be evaluated.
EDU 6960 Assessing Transformational Teaching and Learning
Four hours. This course will focus on assessing student learning outcomes as a result of student participation in a transformational teaching and learning curriculum, including the examination of current and new approaches to the evaluation of curriculum. Lines of inquiry may include researching the extent to which instructors accomplish transformational objectives or implement transformational teaching methods, and the extent to which students achieve transformational teaching goals.
EDU 6970 Transformational Instructional Leadership
Four hours. This course will explore the intersection of the principles of transformational leadership and transformational teaching and learning and the impact for maximizing students’ potential for academic success and enhancement of students’ attitudes, values, beliefs, and skills.
EDU 6980 Advanced Research in Transformational Teaching and Learning
Four hours. Prerequisite: EDU 6930. This course engages students in inquiry processes related to their own transformational teaching and learning practices, culminating in a transformational teaching and learning action research study.
TOTAL 30 hours

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

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $445
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*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

  • 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
  • Teacher Certification*
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement

*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can this program be completed 100% online?

This program is offered 100% online.

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.

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Program Contact

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Kelly Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.4914
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