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    August 10, 2017

    Student Spotlight: Alyssa Hernandez

    Name: Alyssa Hernandez Major: Education Policy and Evaluation (Ph.D.) Hometown: Forest Park, Illinois   What made you choose FSU COE? I applied to the FSU COE from a recommendation from Bill Mattera – a graduate of the college’s Higher Education program who was the residence hall director and my supervisor in undergrad. Bill was a […]

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    July 26, 2017

    Alumni Spotlight: Amy Booher

    Name: Amy Booher Major: Special Education Graduation Year: 2017 What made you choose FSU COE?  I have known since 9th grade that I wanted to teach special education. My family came to tour FSU because my twin sister was interested in attending. I originally wasn’t considering FSU, but after touring, I liked what I saw and […]

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    June 9, 2017

    Why Schools Need to Step Up Suicide Prevention Efforts

    Dr. Marty Swanbrow Becker, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, was recently invited to author a blog post for the Brookings Institution. The post discusses the popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and how we can leverage it to increase awareness about suicide prevention among students. Check out the article below:   The Netflix […]

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    April 6, 2017

    Student Spotlight: Seyedahmad Rahimi

    Name: Seyedahmad Rahimi Major: Dual enrolled: Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies (Ph.D.) and Measurements & Statistics (M.S.) Year at FSU: I started my Ph.D. in Spring 2014 and I plan to graduate in Spring 2019 Are you a member of any student/campus organizations? If so, which ones? I am a board member of Instructional Systems Students Association (ISSA) and […]

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    March 30, 2017

    Alumni Spotlight: Sue Glaser

    Name: Sue Glaser Major: Visual Disabilities (M.S. ’01) Hometown: Pilesgrove, NJ What is your current job title? What does the position entail? I actually have three different job titles at the moment: Satellite Program Coordinator, FSU Satellite Program in Visual Disabilities; Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI); […]

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    March 24, 2017

    Student Spotlight: Stephanie Phillips

    Name: Stephanie Phillips Major: Sport Management Year: Senior   Tell us about working with the FSU Women’s Basketball team. I am an Assistant Equipment Manager for both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at FSU. My main job is to wash the laundry for both teams, prepare and pack their uniforms and distribute Nike apparel to the players […]

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    March 20, 2017

    Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Geymayr

    Name: Jessica Geymayr Major: Sport Management (B.S. ’15) What is your current job title? What does the position entail? I currently work for the Denver Broncos as their Partnership Activation Coordinator. My job entails working with our official sponsors and executing the details of their contracts. All game day and off-season activations that you see happening […]

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    February 10, 2017

    Education, Equity and Global Citizenship

    Here in the FSU College of Education, one of our greatest strengths is the collaboration of our faculty and students across all four departments on research that informs both policy and practice. Our latest efforts are focused on education, equity, and global citizenship. Topics covered include gender differences in math and science education, international teaching and learning, social […]

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    February 6, 2017

    Alumni Spotlight: Wilnic Gideon

    Name: Wilnic Gideon Major: Mathematics Education (B.S. ’10) What is your current job title? What does the position entail? I’m an assistant principal at a Title I High School in Palm Beach County, Florida. My job consists of assisting the principal in all duties related to helping the school reach the school improvement goals while […]

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    February 1, 2017

    Super Bowl Anxiety – How the Pros Manage Jitters

    The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. On February 5, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL will play for the 51st Super Bowl championship in Houston, TX. Millions will be watching, enthusiastically rooting for their favorite team. We spoke with Florida State University Sport Psychology […]

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    January 27, 2017

    FSU COE’s Must-Read List for Every College Student

    January 23-27, 2017, is Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!. The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness in your community and with students. The 2017 theme is “Literacy Changes Our World.” While the Florida Department of Education is urging schools across the state to get involved, we’d […]

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    September 1, 2016

    10 Reasons Teaching is One of the Best Careers Around

    Do you want to have a lasting impact on the world and young minds of today? If so, a career in education may be for you. Here, we’ve compiled the top 10 reasons to take on a career in teaching. 1. Exponential Impact As a teacher or instructor, it’s your job to guide the learning of all your students – […]

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    August 31, 2016

    Spotlight on the Career Path of an Education Leader

    Educational leadership is a noble profession. It combines academics, research, and practical teaching pedagogy that allows those with an advanced degree in education leadership to pursue a wide range of careers. Educational leaders can become advanced teachers, curriculum designers, education policymakers, and most commonly, administrators. We have a lot of information on the blog about […]

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    August 30, 2016

    Top 7 Reasons to Apply to the FSU College of Education

    School is back in session around the country and many high school seniors and recent bachelor’s graduates are embarking on the next step in their education and eventually their careers. The education industry is one of the best career paths for those who are looking to have an impact on the youth of today, make […]

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    August 25, 2016

    Why Come to FSU for Your Graduate Degree?

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    August 24, 2016

    Applying Social Sciences in Today’s World

    Today, studying society and the relationships of the people within society is crucial to the understanding of who we are, what we do, and where we are going in the future. As such, teachers who are able to educate students and impart the importance of social science are a rare commodity. A Ph.D. in Social […]

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    August 23, 2016

    What’s the Difference Between an EdD and a PhD in Education?

    There are two primary doctorate programs in the field of education: the Ed.D. (doctor of education) and the Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy). Both of these degrees are great for those who are pursuing a career in education, but each comes with its own focus. The best way to decide which degree best suits you is to […]

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    August 22, 2016

    13 Things You Didn’t Know About STEM

    If you’re pursuing a degree to enhance your career options, you’ll be glad to know that earning just about any degree will put you far ahead in the working world than someone who forgoes college altogether. But did you know that if you earn an education degree in STEM fields, you’ll be joining an ever-growing industry of […]

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    August 17, 2016

    7 Reasons Why You Should Get a Ph.D. in Education from FSU

    With a Ph.D. in Education, you will be able to influence others and impact learning policies. There are plenty of career opportunities at competitive wages and different areas you can specialize in with your studies. Below are the Top 7 reasons why you should earn your Ph.D. in Education from Florida State University. 1. Flexibility with […]

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    August 15, 2016

    Learning By Experience: Putting an Ed Psych PhD to Practice

    If you’re interested in getting a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, you may wonder what kind of jobs will be open for you when you finish. It’s an understandable concern given today’s very tight work environment. You don’t want to spend all that time getting a degree only to find you can’t get a job that […]

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