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Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

Share the wealth of your knowledge with the next generation

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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How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

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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 (FTCE) Teacher Certification. **One semester of student teaching is required before graduation.

Delivery Options

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Online

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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Top Reasons

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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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Connected

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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Program Contact

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Kelly Curtis

Admission Counselor and Advisor
863.680.4914

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

Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
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

Internship Semester (Students’ final semester following completion of all course work):

EDU 6610 Internship
Ten hours. The senior internship is designed to be the culminating education experience for education majors regardless of age/grade level specialty, subject matter, and/or major. The internship is 14 weeks/70 days long and involves teaching, modeling, observing and evaluating. The coordinator of field studies at Florida Southern College and a representative of the Human Resources Development Office of Polk County Schools assigns student to a Polk County Public School. The student takes over all responsibilities of a certified Florida classroom, teaching in her/his specialty area after receiving adequate preparation by the assigned teacher and supervisor.
EDU 6640 Student Teaching Seminar
Two hours. Prerequisites: Completion of major and permission of faculty. Weekly seminar for senior intern. Discussion and analysis of general methods of teaching in schools, with an emphasis on classroom management, experience, and presentation.
TOTAL 42 hours

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Monday, April 30, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

Complete the Online Application

Apply Now

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 (FTCE) Teacher Certification. **One semester of student teaching is required before graduation.