master's program in education
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 10,
2004) - Florida Southern College is pleased to announce the commencement
of master's programs in education beginning June 4. The college
received approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to launch graduate programs
for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Master of Education
in Collaborative Teaching and Learning (MEd).
"Florida Southern has always been known for its teachers, so these
graduate programs are a natural outgrowth of something we already
do very well," reported Dr. Susan Conner, vice president and dean
of the college. "There is little question that Polk County and the
state of Florida need more, highly qualified teachers. As always,
Florida Southern College looks forward to filling that need."
About the Programs
The MAT program is designed for an individual with a bachelor's
degree in an academic field who either currently teaches with a
three-year temporary teaching certificate or who plans to become
a teacher. It focuses on helping students earn an advanced degree
while completing coursework that can lead to teacher certification.
The MEd program is offered to teachers currently holding
or fully eligible for the Florida Professional Certificate. The
coursework focuses on further developing the knowledge and accomplished
practice of professional teachers.
Most of the courses will be offered in the evening (Tuesdays or
Thursdays), or on alternating Saturdays, or during a summer session.
The summer 2004 semester will be limited to 12 students in each
program. Tuition is $220 per credit hour. The college will accept
applications for the summer term from now until April 1.
For further information on these programs, please contact Dr. Charlie
B. Watts at 680-4958 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.