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    March 30, 2020

    Student Spotlight: Cailyn Hamstra

    Name: Cailyn Hamstra Major: Elementary Education (B.S./M.S.) Hometown: Pensacola, Florida   “From the moment I learned of the FSU College of Education’s program in Elementary Education, I was confident the program would best prepare me to achieve my personal and professional goals,” says Hamstra. “The rigorous academic environment, esteemed faculty, and the combined-degree, state-approved nature […]

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    March 27, 2020

    Mental Health and Wellness Advice for Teachers

    Faculty members at the FSU College of Education are doing their best to support educators as they make the sudden transition to online teaching. Drs. Martin Swanbrow Becker, Erik Hines and Lindsay Jenkins have spent their careers researching important mental health topics, like depression, resiliency and bullying prevention. As we adjust to the effects of […]

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    March 25, 2020

    Tips for Learning, Teaching and Working from Home

    The response to the coronavirus has been unprecedented and sweeping, as people around the world scramble to change their lifestyles. The change has been rapid and has left many people trying to figure out the best ways to adjust. As we all work to implement these changes, the team at the College of Education is […]

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    March 15, 2020

    Transitioning to Online Teaching and Learning

    With the recent announcements of school closures at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels due to the coronavirus, we put together a list of resources to help both teachers and students ease into the transition to online learning. Read on to learn more about the tech tools and other resources being provided at no cost […]

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    March 3, 2020

    Making a Difference with Darasa: Helping Refugee Students

    Turbulent events around the world have caused an increase in the number of refugees seeking safer places to live. Uprooting and moving a family is stressful, but leaving behind your country can cause even more trauma. Children in particular can have a hard time adjusting to a new home. Combined with economic stressors and being […]

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    March 2, 2020

    March 2020 Student News

    March 10, 2020 Jewoong Moon (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Ph.D. student) published a new article titled “Exploring the Relationships Among Middle School Students’ Peer Interactions, Task Efficiency, and Learning Engagement in Game-Based Learning.” The article, which can be found here, explores how game-based learning can be used to help support students with their math […]

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    March 2020 Faculty News

    March 31, 2020 Dr. Erik Hines, associate professor and coordinator of the Counselor Education Program and School Counseling track, and Dr. Sam Steen of George Mason University served as Guest Editors for The Journal for Specialist in Group Work. Hines and Steen have published one of three editions of the “Special Issue on Group Counseling […]

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    March 2020 Alumni News

    March 6, 2020 Madison Hayes Early Childhood Education B.S. ’18, M.S. ’19 Madison Hayes was named WCTV Teacher of the Month. Hayes, who is a second grade teacher at Woodville Elementary School, was surprised during her science class with the presentation of the award. This is her first year teaching. March 5, 2020 M. Dianne […]

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    February 27, 2020

    Kathleen Esmiol and Fannie Mae Duncan: Honoring a Legacy

    In 1993, alumna Kathleen “Kay” F. Hufford Esmiol (B.S. ’60) and her class in Colorado Springs, Colorado decided to pay tribute to a local legend, Fannie Mae Duncan. Little did she know that this decision would set off a series of events that would lead to her inspiring her students to embrace diversity and promote […]

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    February 17, 2020

    Black History Month: A Celebration of Dr. Marvalene Hughes

    As Florida State University celebrates Black History Month, we’re honored to recognize COE alumna Dr. Marvalene A. Hughes (Ph.D. Counseling/School Psychology ’69) for her dedication to the counseling field, her extraordinary philanthropic endeavors, and for being a trailblazer in leadership positions within higher education. The College of Education promotes her legacy of achievement by undertaking […]

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    February 12, 2020

    FSUCOE Students Succeed on International Stage

    Though Florida State University is often considered one of the top higher education institutions in the nation, our faculty members and students routinely make contributions to their fields that garner international attention as well. Three students from our Sport Psychology program participated in a unique conference that had them presenting to an international audience in […]

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    February 4, 2020

    February 2020 Faculty News

    February 21, 2020 Dr. Erik Hines was chosen as a recipient of a 2020 American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellows Award. The award, which is the highest honor given by the ACA, recognizes significant contributions to the profession of counseling. Specifically, recipients are chosen for their authorship, leadership abilities, and active role promoting values in line […]

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    February 2020 Alumni News

    February 25, 2020 Ben Tario Sport Management B.S. ’02, Sports Administration M.S. ’03 Ben Tario was named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under Forty list. Tario, who is the Associate Commissioner of Multimedia, Business Development and Legal Affairs for the Atlantic Coast Conference, will be formally honored in the March 16 issue of […]

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    February 2020 Student News

    February 28, 2020 Hayley Spencer (Higher Education Ph.D. student) was recently named as an ECMC Foundation dissertation fellow. Hayley is also a member of the Center for Postsecondary Success‘ quantitative research team.   February 26, 2020 Hyosoon Yim (Sport Management M.S. student), won the People’s Choice award at FSU’s Master’s in Four competition. This award […]

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    January 30, 2020

    Kobe Bryant: A Story of Greatness

    Article written by Dhruv Nair and Dr. Jason Pappas Heartbroken, devastated, destroyed, gutted—the various reactions of every sports fan in the world yesterday, as we lost one of basketball’s all-time greats, Kobe “Bean” Bryant. As the world grieves this loss, we’ll hear of thousands of Kobe stories, stories of how he inspired multiple generations, stories […]

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    January 28, 2020

    Celebrate Literacy Week 2020 at the College of Education

    Every year, the Florida Department of Education sponsors Celebrate Literacy Week. This week-long event encourages everyone, but especially young children, to read more and discover the world-opening power of a good book. Developing strong reading skills at a young age has tremendous benefits to an individual’s long-term education, and events like Celebrate Literacy Week can […]

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    January 14, 2020

    Online Graduate School Excellence at FSUCOE

    U.S. News and World Report has put together its annual list of online graduate school program rankings, scouring universities around the country to find the best online programs. Florida State University’s College of Education took home top spots in a number of programs, earning the no. 15 rank for its overall online graduate program offerings. […]

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    January 9, 2020

    January 2020 Student News

    January 24, 2020 Two College of Education students received Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipend awards. The award is a scholarship intended to support FSU students in completing their education and is available on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students. The awards are endowed by the Office of the Vice President for […]

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    January 7, 2020

    January 2020 Faculty News

    January 31, 2020 Dr. Ithel Jones, Professor of Early Childhood Education in the School of Teacher Education, published two new books, Critical Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Volume 1 U.S. Perspectives and Critical Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Volume 2 International Perspectives.      January 31, 2020 Dr. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Professor of Philosophy […]

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    January 6, 2020

    January 2020 Alumni News

    January 21, 2020 Dorsey Spencer Jr. Higher Education Ph.D. ’19 Dorsey Spencer Jr. was named the dean of students at Colgate University. Previously, he was the Director of Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University. He will begin his time as dean of students at Colgate in […]

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    December 4, 2019

    December 2019 Alumni News

    December 11, 2019 Sarah Cox Special Education Ph.D. ’18 Sarah Cox received the 2020 Student Research Award from the Division for Research Council for Exceptional Children. The award is for single case research; Cox won for her paper titled “Development of Mathematical Practices through Word Problem Solving Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” The […]

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    Sport Management Student Association Travels to Indianapolis

    Written by Amanda Neppl From November 14 to 18, the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) took a trip to Indianapolis, IN, where members of the organization networked and gained insights on opportunities within the sports industry. SMSA members had a chance to meet with representatives from the NCAA, the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, the […]

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    December 2019 Student News

    December 18, 2019 Aaron Reyna (Education Policy and Evaluation Ph.D.) will be a presenter at the Adult Education Global Times 2020 International Conference. The conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada, from June 4-7. Reyna will present on the topic of “Workforce Education and Student Experiences: Student Motivations and Policy Outcomes of Community-Based and Community College […]

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    December 3, 2019

    December 2019 Faculty News

    December 18, 2019 Dr. Tim Baghurst, professor of education and director of FSU Coach: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, recently edited a book, titled Coaching for Sport Performance. He also conducted a Q&A with Routledge about what inspired him to write the book.   December 4, 2019 Dr. Jane Lo, assistant professor of social science education, […]

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    November 22, 2019

    Sport Management Student Internships 2019

    The Sport Management program at the FSU College of Education has worked hard to build up a reputation as the best sport management program in the nation, according to College Choice. This didn’t happen on accident: faculty members in the program connect students with sport management professionals across the country to help them gain invaluable […]

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