Our educator preparation programs at Florida State are a model for the entire state of Florida and are recognized for the quality and preparation of our graduates. Only a limited number of students will be admitted during each admission cycle to guarantee the continuation of a high level of quality in teaching, field experiences, and internship placements.
We offer a small school atmosphere rarely found at a major research university, which provides you with unique and valuable classroom experiences. Our classes are small, so you can easily form friendships and study groups.
Our unique programs allow you to earn both undergraduate and graduate credits in up to 4 classes, shortening the time typically required to earn both degrees. Less time = less money needed for tuition.
For the money you will need, we’re here to help. The FSU College of Education offers over $400,000 annually in scholarship and fellowship opportunities—more than any other public College of Education in Florida. On top of that, the state of Florida is nationally ranked in the top 4 for lowest tuition. The tuition at Florida State is an even better bargain compared to other public research universities.
Most states have higher pay scales for teachers with master’s degrees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, educators with master’s degrees earn as much as 44 percent more than those holding only bachelor’s degrees.
A master’s degree will enrich and enhance your teaching skills while also providing you with more career opportunities than you would have with just a bachelor’s. You could teach in a classroom and then move to a leadership role in a school district, state education agency, corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institution.
Our combined programs will better prepare you to become a teacher because they provide more hands-on experiences and coursework than traditional bachelor’s programs. Because of the master’s component, you will have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research in the field of education.
Additionally, our programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education, which means that upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for a Professional Educator’s Certificate in the area of your major. In addition to your major subject area, the majority of the programs also include preparation for endorsements on your teaching certificate, such as reading, ESOL, and autism. These extra areas of specialization make you more marketable for potential employment opportunities.