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 an unparalleled commitment to students and exceptional learning experiences.

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in Teaching

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Lakeland Tampa

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.... [-]


Master

Master of Accountancy

Online & Campus Combined Part time September 2019 USA Lakeland Tampa

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 of the managerial and motivational skills required of today’s executive leadership.... [-]


Master of Education

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Lakeland Tampa

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.... [-]


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