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.
This MEd program is for teachers who currently hold a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. Ideal for busy professionals, this program is offered completely online, allowing you to complete the coursework around your schedule. Focused on further developing your teaching practice, the curriculum provides practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners from local public schools.
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.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah explains why Florida Southern was the right school for her to pursue her passion for education and professional goals.
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.
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.
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 Florida Southern College’s Master of Education program.
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.
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.
As I began this master’s program, I feared that I would not be able to balance my work responsibilities with the course requirements but I was wrong. I graduated with a 4.0! Through it all, my professors were extremely organized, helpful, knowledgeable, and accessible. Each course was mapped out from the beginning of the semester so that I could plan and work ahead if I knew a particular time of the year would be more hectic. Each reading and writing task added so much value to my own teaching practice. I am leaving this program truly transformed as an educator. I highly recommend Florida Southern College to any educator seeking to become a leader in their school or community.
The MEd in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction was a rewarding experience for me. I wanted to expand my knowledge and skills in the classroom with an understanding of proven methods that support student growth in all aspects of learning. The guidance and support I received from my professors was invaluable. The online classes were mapped out and organized to accommodate educators working full time, and the FSC team was there to support me every step of the way. I highly recommend the Florida Southern Master of Education to educators that seek to improve their skills and leadership in the school or community.
I chose to pursue the Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction degree to further my knowledge in my field and to be a better educator. I selected Florida Southern because of the flexibility of online courses and the reasonable tuition costs. I have absolutely loved my time as a student at Florida Southern College. I have had some incredible teachers and advisors who have helped me along the way. I have taken away many new practices to use in my own classroom. I love FSC and I plan to continue my education in the doctorate program!
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.
You may complete your degree in as few as four semesters.
100% of the courses are offered online
*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*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.
This program is offered 100% online.
A student is considered full time when taking a minimum of 8 credit hours at the graduate level.
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For more than 100 years, Florida Southern has been preparing men and women for rewarding careers in education. The Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) from Florida Southern prepares teachers and administrators to advance professionally and grow intellectually.
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