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Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

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.

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How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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

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Admission Requirements for Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

  • 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..

Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction Delivery Options

You may complete your degree in as few as four semesters.

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Online

100% of the courses are offered online

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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.

Top Reasons

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Expert Faculty

Every faculty member in the graduate program holds a doctorate degree and are recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities.

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Flexible

Courses are 100% online and provide flexible and convenient scheduling that meets your needs through online and clinical learning.

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Prestigious Credentials

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

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Connected

The curriculum provides both practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day.

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The Florida Southern Advantage

The Adult and Graduate Education programs at Florida Southern College are the best of their kind in central Florida. You will be prepared to take your classroom to the next level.

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$430
Total Credit Hours30
Program Total$12,900
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can this program be completed 100% online?

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.

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.

I don’t have a background in education, is this program for me?

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.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Most students complete the program coursework in as few as four semesters then complete the internship during the fifth semester.

I’m teaching on a Florida Temporary Teaching Certificate; do I need to complete the internship?

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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Earn FSC Vouchers

Teachers who host a Florida Southern College education student for field study or internship earn a voucher for one free Florida Southern College School of Education course. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable.

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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
How to Apply

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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
  • Teacher Certification*
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement

*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate..

Program Contact

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Kelly Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
863.680.4914