Florida Southern College

Introduction

Florida Southern College


The oldest private college in Florida, Florida Southern College was founded in Orlando in 1883 as South Florida Institute.

Soon afterward, it moved to Leesburg. In 1885, a college curriculum was added and the college was opened to male and female students. In 1901, the college moved to Sutherland, now Palm Harbor, and in 1906, it was renamed Southern College. The college temporarily moved to Clearwater from 1921 to 1922, and in 1922, it moved again to the shores of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. In 1935, the Trustees adopted the name Florida Southern College.

Despite changes in name and location, the College’s affiliation with the Methodist Church has remained constant, shaping its mission and traditions.


Mission and Vision

Florida Southern College is a place for doers and dreamers… for the involved and the invested… for those who consistently rise to the expectations set before them… for anyone who takes a risk… for everyone who says, "I'm in."


College Mission

The mission of Florida Southern College is to prepare students through dynamic engaged learning to make a positive and consequential impact on society.


College Vision

Florida Southern College will achieve national recognition for providing a transformational education for students through its distinctive synthesis of liberal arts and professional programs, and focus on student development through co-curricular and service learning programs. It will become a national model for engaged learning in order to achieve the learning outcomes students need to thrive in a global society. As a result of its pragmatic approach to liberal learning, the global perspective of its academic programs, effective engaged learning pedagogy, and distinctive learning outcomes in all disciplines, Florida Southern will ascend to the top 25 comprehensive colleges/universities in its Carnegie classification. Maintaining its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Florida Southern will serve as the preeminent mid-size institution within the denomination, always striving to foster students’ spiritual growth.

Florida Southern is a remarkable institution characterized by unparalleled commitment to students and exceptional learning experiences.

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Master of Accountancy

Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2017 USA Lakeland

Our 16-month MAcc program prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting examination and an exciting career in accounting. [+]

Master of Accountancy Our 16-month MAcc program prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting examination and an exciting career in accounting. Offered in a convenient hybrid of traditional and online coursework, with students meeting in a classroom on campus one Saturday per month and the remaining assignments completed in a convenient online format. The accelerated 16-month program will prepare you to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Prepare to Excel As a graduate of Florida Southern College's Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise, one of the five percent of business schools accredited by the AACSB, you will have the knowledge and confidence to solve complex problems, develop forward thinking strategies, and be respected in your field. This innovative program integrates functional skills in accounting, ethics, and quantitative and qualitative analysis with the managerial and motivational skills required of today’s executive leadership. CPA Licensure Completion of the B.S. (bachelor’s degree) in Accounting and the MAcc (Master of Accountancy degree) will prepare the student for CPA licensure, including 150 hours of academic credit.* * Please note: A student who desires to be licensed as a CPA in the State of Florida will also need to pass the CPA Exam and to complete one year of supervised experience. [-]

Master of Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lakeland

The Master of Education in Collaborative Teaching and Learning provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education. [+]

Master of Education The Master of Education in Collaborative Teaching and Learning provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education. The program is offered to teachers currently holding or fully eligible for the Florida Professional Certificate, and is focused on further developing the advanced knowledge and accomplished practice of the most professional and career-minded teachers. Prestigious Credentials After more than 100 years of training teachers, Florida Southern’s reputation among educators is unsurpassed. Recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities, 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 partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day. You will have the opportunity to connect with the very people who will help you advance your career. Expert Faculty You can have the highest degree of confidence in the professors, staff and practitioners who will help you succeed. Every faculty member in the graduate program holds a doctorate degree. They are experts in their field, bringing hands-on, real-world experience to the classroom and clinical settings. Flexible Schedule You may complete your degree in as few as four semesters. Courses are 100% online and provide flexible and convenient scheduling that meets your needs through online and clinical learning. 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, up to four credits. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable. Vouchers may be applied to any School of Education course offered and can be used toward the completion of a degree program. Have you hosted an FSC student intern? Contact us to redeem your free course. The School of Education also offers a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) for those wishing to pursue the highest level of education and leadership in their field. MED ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the following requirements: A completed online graduate application form; Teacher Certification (Applicant must hold or be fully eligible for the Florida Professional Educator Certificate); A résumé or CV of educational and work experience; Personal statement of your expectations of a graduate program to include personal and professional goals; An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as verified by an official transcript of all undergraduate work completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests; Three professional recommendations (FSC recommendation forms may be used). [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Teaching

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lakeland

Our dynamic Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for those with bachelor’s degrees in academic fields who wish to attain teacher certification or are currently teaching with a temporary certificate. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching 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 is designed for those with bachelor’s degrees in academic fields who wish to attain teacher certification or are currently teaching with a temporary certificate. Florida's Premier Teaching Program At Florida Southern College, you can earn a highly regarded MAT degree in one of the top graduate teaching programs in the U.S. — at an affordable cost. Renowned for providing cutting-edge knowledge and skills for successful, career minded teachers, this degree will prepare you to have a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community. Partnerships with local schools provide opportunities for internships and assist with job placement upon completing your degree. Learning By Doing An active classroom approach is used to promote teambuilding and collaboration as you gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of today’s educational environment. Our highly qualified faculty are experts in education and our staff is dedicated to personally assisting you from start to finish. Immersive clinical experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum. Internships provide the extensive classroom experience necessary to build the knowledge, skills and confidence to transform students into active learners and advance your career in education. 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 seminar which provides a flexible and convenient balance of online and clinical-learning in a high quality program that works with your schedule.. Highly-qualified Faculty, Real-world experience Selected for their expertise, real-world experience, and dedication, our esteemed faculty is focused on transforming classroom theory into the practical, real-world skills demanded in today’s workplace. Students enjoy the personalized, one-on-one attention that comes with our 13:1 student faculty ratio and small class size. PROGRAM DELIVERY All courses are offered online with the exception of the final semester of student teaching and the internship seminar. Personalized attention in small classes; 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio Courses conveniently arranged for working professionals Accessible, full-time, impressively credentialed faculty will guide you successfully through the program MAT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A completed online graduate application form; An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as verified by an official transcript of all undergraduate work completed; Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and a GPA in the major area of 3.2 or better, or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests; Photocopy of ID, passport, or driver’s license; Completion of a background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB); Résumé or CV of educational and work experience; Personal statement of your expectations of a graduate program to include personal and professional goals; Three professional recommendations (FSC recommendation forms may be used); Personal Interview; Personality inventory may be required. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Testing: 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 during the student’s final semester before graduation. [-]

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