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    August 8, 2018

    2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Spotlight, Part 2

    The Florida State University College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Awards honor the best of our graduates. Part two of our series spotlights Patricia Clements, who won the Government and Community Service Award, Cay Holbrook, who won the Postsecondary Systems Award, and Janet Pilcher, who won the Business & Industry Award. You can also read part […]

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    July 19, 2018

    2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Spotlight, Part 1

    Every year, Florida State University’s College of Education spotlights extraordinary alumni during the Distinguished Alumni Awards. For more than 25 years, the College of Education has given out a number of awards to recognize work done in a number of fields. This year, the College gave out six awards across five categories, including K-12 Education, […]

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    May 9, 2018

    Learning Evolved: Online Master’s Degree

    For those of us who lived through Y2K, it’s almost funny to reflect on the tension and fear leading up to the New Year. When the clocks hit midnight on December 31, we were warned that computers would go haywire, data would disappear, and life as we know it would come to a standstill. Of […]

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    April 30, 2018

    What Can You Do with a Teaching Degree (Besides Teaching)?

    Not everyone who goes to college knows what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Most people can agree on that idea. What most people don’t as often acknowledge is that not everyone who completes college knows what they want to do afterwards. For some people, a degree is a stepping stone […]

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    April 5, 2018

    Autism Awareness Month at FSU’s College of Education

    One in 68 children born in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis rate has increased over the years, prompting researchers to investigate ASD. FSU’s College of Education faculty have joined the research efforts and have added valuable insight into the debate over the years. As part of Autism Awareness […]

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    March 28, 2018

    FSU’s College of Education: Beyond the Numbers

    U.S. News and World Report recently released its rankings for top graduate schools in the country. FSU’s College of Education saw its graduate program jump six spots, claiming #35 among public universities. We’re proud to be recognized for the work that our students and faculty do, and we know that FSU’s College of Education is […]

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    March 14, 2018

    Remembering the Legacy of Stephen Hawking

    Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. […]

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    March 12, 2018

    Welcomed Wellness: Why Wellness Should Be on Our Minds

    Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate student, or a professional entering the workforce, you know that life can get a little overwhelming. Managing school, work, personal relationships, workout routines, and social activities can be challenging. Everything seems to be so important that we lose sight of the most important part of our lives: ourselves. […]

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    March 8, 2018

    Femina Perfecta: Honoring Women in the College of Education

    Before there was Florida State University, there was the Florida State College for Women. The College, the third largest women’s college in the nation at its height, contributed to the overall identity of modern day FSU, down to its current seal. In fact, the seal for the Florida State College for Women and FSU’s seal […]

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    February 19, 2018

    Diversity in the Classroom

    As we celebrate Black History Month, we are exploring the topic of diversity in the classroom. We reached out to Ella-Mae Daniel, teaching faculty in FSU’s Elementary Education program, for her thoughts.   1) How can teachers can make their classrooms more diverse? There is a broad range of lived experiences brought into the classroom […]

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    February 8, 2018

    How STEM Education Helps Humanity Reach the Stars

    The February 6 launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy’the most powerful operational rocket in the world’is one for the history books. The enormous rocket, which measures 70 meters and can carry 64 metric tons into space, launched Elon Musk’s personal Tesla roadster into space while blasting the late David Bowie’s iconic Life on Mars? To a […]

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    January 18, 2018

    Starting a Doctoral Program: Advice for Future Students

    Starting a doctoral program can be daunting. But fear not there are lots of people who have been in your shoes with plenty of helpful tips to ease you into the transition. We asked current Higher Education doctoral student, Allison Peters, for her advice to future students looking to pursue a doctoral degree:   Get […]

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    January 16, 2018

    Super Bowl LII: A Breakdown of the Big Event

    As the nation gears up for Super Bowl LII, we sat down with some of our faculty members and students in the Department of Sport Management for their take on the big event. The Super Bowl is the largest single sporting event in American culture and is also quite popular internationally. Why? What makes the […]

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    December 4, 2017

    Out-of-School Influences on Learning and Instruction

    Faculty and students from across the College of Education at Florida State University are conducting research focused on out-of-school influences on learning and instruction. Their work on these issues highlights important considerations for teaching and learning in whatever contexts it occurs, both in the U.S. and around the world. The wide range of topics covered […]

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    November 9, 2017

    School Psychology Awareness Week 2017

    November 13-17 is National School Psychology Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to recognize the role that school psychologists play in schools and to join others across the country in making a commitment to be agents of positive change in schools. This year’s theme is Power Up! Be a Positive Charge. Read on […]

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    October 24, 2017

    Top 10 Reasons Why Educators Should Care About Bullying

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Florida Department of Education defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation.   […]

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    September 6, 2017

    FSU COE’s Top Picks for Good Reads

    A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. ‘ Madeleine L’Engle September 6th is National Read a Book Day. In a world where digital media is king, it’s important to remember the benefits of reading good old-fashioned books (think stress reduction, keeping your […]

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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 proud […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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