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Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM

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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?

Our dynamic Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is a 44-credit hour graduate level program designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in academic fields who wish to attain the teacher certification within the State of Florida. If you have a degree in the arts, humanities, or sciences and want to share your passion for teaching, the MAT will prepare you for a successful career in education. Following the completion of your coursework, you will apply what you’ve learned in a final capstone seminar and internship that will give you the classroom experience you need to start your career as an educator.

Why get a Master of Arts in Teaching from Florida Southern?

Prestigious Credentials

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.

Partnerships with local schools provide opportunities for internships

Connected - Partnerships with local schools provide opportunities for internships and assist with job placement upon completing your degree.

Flexible Schedule

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.

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing - Students enjoy the personalized, one-on-one attention that comes with our 13:1 student faculty ratio and small class size. Our esteemed faculty is focused on transforming classroom theory into the practical, real-world skills.

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Greg Athanas
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Program Delivery

  • 100% of the courses are offered online with the exception of your student teaching internship and course seminar within a Polk County Public School
  • Personalized attention in small classes; 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio
  • Courses conveniently arranged for working professionals or those looking for a career change
  • Accessible, full-time, impressively credentialed faculty will guide you successfully through the program

MAT Program Cost for 2015-16**

Tuition per credit hour $400
8 credit hours (full-time status) $3,200
Technology Fee* $50
PROGRAM TOTAL (44 credit hours) $17,900

* Technology Fees for the School of Education: $25 for up to 4 credit hours, $50 for 5-8 credit hours, $100 for 9 or more credit hours

** Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.