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    June 24, 2019

    Experiential Learning at the FSU College of Education

    Recently, Florida State University made the announcement that undergraduate students would have to complete experiential learning in order to graduate. This new requirement aims to help students gain more hands-on experience before entering the workforce. Alumni and current students from the College of Education might seem surprised that this wasn’t a requirement already. After all, […]

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    June 17, 2019

    Early Literacy Skills: How Kindergarten Teachers Help Kids

    Most experts agree on the importance of early literacy skills. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Florida Center for Reading Research, wants to look deeper. She and a team of researchers, led by Stefanie Copp from the University of Lynchburg, explored how early childhood educators support their youngest students in […]

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    June 5, 2019

    June 2019 Student News

    June 20, 2019 Alexis Rojas (Counseling/School Psychology Ph.D.) recently had her research highlighted by the American Psychological Association Division 17. Rojas is currently studying prevention efforts conducted by the Tallahassee Pediatric Behavioral health Center through its Behavioral Health Navigation (BHN) program. Rojas presented her project outline during the Florida National Association of Social Workers earlier […]

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    June 3, 2019

    June 2019 Faculty News

    June 22, 2019 Cecile Reynaud, professor emeritus of the FSU Sport Management program, recently became the new USA Volleyball (USAV) Board Chair. Reynaud, who previously served as Florida State’s women volleyball coach, was elected in the most recent meeting of the national governing body’s board meeting. As chair, Reynaud will help guide the USAV and […]

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    June 2019 Alumni News

    June 20, 2019 Monique Ositelu Higher Education Ph.D. ’18 Monique Ositelu’s latest op-ed was featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The op-ed focuses on what Ositelu believes to be discriminatory practices from the NCAA, particularly in its usage of academic progress rate (APR) scores. Ositelu points out that the APR scores are misleading, since […]

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    May 17, 2019

    May 2019 Student News

    May 17, 2019 Ginny Smith (Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies Ph.D.) recently published alongside Valerie Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department. The article examines how to create and evaluate stealth assessment to check for calculus competencies. The article, titled “Designing and Validating a […]

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    May 13, 2019

    The Retirement of Pfeiffer, Tenenbaum and Darabi

    Retirements are always bitter-sweet. On one hand, we get to honor a lifetime of work and the important careers of two individuals. On the other, we say goodbye to three Florida State faculty members who made a huge impact on the College of Education. Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and Dr. Aubteen Darabi retire this […]

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    May 2, 2019

    May 2019 Faculty News

    May 21, 2019 Cameron Beatty, assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department, received a research grant from the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). The ACUHO-I is the largest student affairs organization for housing and residence life professionals.         May 20, 2019 Tamara Bertrand Jones, […]

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    May 2019 Alumni News

    May 30, 2019 Shelby Larson Sport Management M.S. ’19 Shelby Larson became the Director of Operations of the University of Kansas soccer program. As part of her responsibilities, Larson will coordinate videos, team travel and meals, as well as plan soccer camps and clinics. Larson previously served as a graduate assistant for Florida State’s women’s […]

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    April 29, 2019

    Using New Research to Support College Students with Autism

    When you think about supports for students with autism, programs and services at the Pre-K – 12 level usually come to mind. But what happens when these students graduate high school and enroll in college? The Research Gap Dr. Bradley Cox, associate professor of higher education at FSU, addresses this gap in autism research by […]

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    April 24, 2019

    How Augmented Reality May Help Students with Autism

    Autism research has long been a topic of interest for faculty and students at Florida State’s College of Education. With the introduction of our Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program, we know that there is even more interest in what our faculty are researching and how autism specialists can better serve their charges. Today, we are […]

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    April 15, 2019

    April 2019 Student News

    April 27, 2019 Dorsey Spencer Jr. (Higher Education Ph.D.) received a “20 Under 40” Young Professional Award from the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals as part of the 2019 Golden A.C.E. event. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and also represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those […]

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    Alumni Spotlight: Amy Booher, Special Education Teacher

    Every student who comes through the FSU College of Education has a unique journey. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we reached out to one of our alumni, Amy Booher, to ask her about her journey. Booher, who graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Special Education, currently serves as a Communication […]

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    April 8, 2019

    April 2019 Faculty News

    April 30, 2019 Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of Higher Education, won the Council on Research and Creativity Planning Grant. The Planning Grant helps support faculty members interested in existing research projects or creative activity.       April 30, 2019 Nicole Gabana, assistant professor of Sport Psychology, received the 2018 Journal of Sport Psychology in […]

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    April 4, 2019

    FSU Talks at AERA 2019

    The annual American Educational Research Association offers a great way for faculty members and students to share ideas and their latest research. This year’s conference, which takes place April 5 – April 9 in Toronto, asks participants to consider what it means to live in a “post-truth” era. Always at the forefront of research and […]

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    April 2, 2019

    April 2019 Alumni News

    April 27, 2019 Paul Aloise Jr. Sport Management B.S. ’14 Paul Aloise Jr. won a Golden A.C.E. Top “20 Under 40” Young Professional Award from the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and also represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in […]

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    March 27, 2019

    FSU Great Give: Improving the College of Education

    When you get a group of people together who share a common interest, amazing things can happen. The Florida State community learns this lesson every year during the Great Give event. Last year, the university raised over $400,0000 to support projects across campus. For those not familiar with the Great Give, the event lasts 36 […]

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    March 21, 2019

    Picking Brackets with the Experts: Bracketology Science

    March Madness is upon us. Even if you are not a fan of basketball, chances are you might still end up filling out a tournament bracket. After all, the art of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket has become a cultural moment—and a big business. Just doing a quick search online or browsing through newsstands […]

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    March 11, 2019

    Breaking down bullying: FSU College of Education Research

    This article originally appeared online at https://news.fsu.edu/news/education-society/2019/03/11/breaking-down-bullying-fsu-researchers-find-girls-more-likely-to-notice-interpret-and-intervene/ by Kara Irby. Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies. Those findings were recently published in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Lyndsay Jenkins is an […]

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    March 7, 2019

    March 2019 Student News

    March 22, 2019 Congratulations to the COE graduate students who received an external award this year! The following students won awards this year: Sheila Labissiere (Educational Policy & Evaluation Ph.D.) – Segal Americorp Education Award Jacob Ellis (Higher Education M.S.) – Delta Upsilon McQuaid Scholarship Marshall Anthony, Jr. (Higher Education Ph.D.) – Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship […]

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    March 1, 2019

    Entrepreneurs in Education: Alumni on the Seminole 100 List

    It is an easy assumption to make that graduates from a college of education go on to be educators. However, our alumni from the Florida State College of Education enter the workforce in a variety of ways, equipped with the skills and passion gained during their time here. Recently, the Jim Moran Institute for Global […]

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    March 2019 Faculty News

    March 28, 2019 Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, conducted two days of professional development. The event was titled “Everyone has something to ADD” and was attended by special education teachers in Maryland.     March 27, 2019 Michael Giardina, professor of Sport Management, recently published a new book. The book, titled Qualitative Inquiry at […]

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    March 2019 Alumni News

    March 30, 2019 Ashley Stafford Elementary Education B.S. ’09 Ashley Stafford won a Golden Apple award. As one of the seven award winners, Stafford will receive a monetary prize as well as a grant from Suncoast Credit Union. Stafford received the award for her exceptional work teaching math to her students. Stafford was also featured […]

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    February 25, 2019

    A Century of Advocacy: Celebrating Margaret K. Lewis

    Margaret K. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of special education and alumna of the FSU College of Education, passed away on Feb. 22 at the age of 100. Lewis graduated in 1939 from what was then known as the Florida State College for Women. She went on to become a special education teacher in […]

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    February 22, 2019

    Undergraduate Women in STEM

    Equal gender representation remains an issue in STEM fields, affecting the success of undergraduate women across STEM disciplines and departments, institutional types and backgrounds. Yet, the gender gap is experienced differently across these conditions. Increasing evidence of this issue has shown the complexity of the problem and has demonstrated the need for further rigorous research […]

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