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    August 1, 2016

    Importance of STEM Education in Elementary School

    As a nation, our education industry has recognized a shortcoming in our students. We’ve fallen behind other industrialized countries in terms of STEM-related fields, which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Not only does a STEM-focused education open students to new subjects, it also allows for different learning methodologies to be utilized. Creativity in class […]

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    July 28, 2016

    What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree in Math Education?

    With the growing importance placed on efficiency, big data, and technology by corporations all over the world, highly-educated math teachers are increasingly in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics states that the market for Ph.D.s in math education and related fields will grow by 23% between 2012 and 2022, and mean salary is predicted to […]

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    July 26, 2016

    What Is Educational Psychology?

    , . How do we learn? Why do we learn the way we do? Why is learning sometimes so difficult? Educational psychology strives to answer these questions. It is the study of how people learn, retain and use information. Just as we learn in a variety of settings, educational psychologists work in a variety of […]

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    July 21, 2016

    Top Careers for an Ed.D. Graduate

    A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is an advanced degree in the education field. It differs from a Ph.D. in that it is designed for a practitioner as opposed to a researcher. Those who pursue an Ed.D. do so because they have an interest in education policy, how it impacts teaching process and practice, and how […]

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    July 19, 2016

    Tips From An Online Master’s Student: How to Balance School, Work & Life

    Attending graduate school online can help you achieve your academic and professional goals and is usually a huge steps towards bettering your career. By knowing where you are going and how to get there, you can make strides in the right direction while enjoying what you do. So, to maintain a work-study-life balance, we recommend […]

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    July 14, 2016

    9 Ways You Didn’t Realize You Were Using Advanced Math on a Daily Basis

    Remember when you were in school, learning some advanced component of algebra, thinking to yourself, “I’m never going to use this in real life”? Whether you know it or not, you’re using advanced math on a daily basis. The principles of geometry, algebra, calculus, and statistics are inherent in several seemingly mundane activities that we […]

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    July 12, 2016

    Research Highlight: Science Research Projects at FSU

    As a leader in the STEM field, Florida State University regularly participates in ground-breaking research projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For prospective and current students interested in getting involved in research projects, or those interested in getting funding or grants for your work, please check out some of our previous posts on this […]

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    July 7, 2016

    Differences Between B.S., M.S., & Ph.D. Degrees in Education

    It’s commonly known that individuals who possess advanced degrees have more career opportunities and typically retain a higher salary throughout their lives. But how does that break down for those who pursue varying degrees in education? 4-Year Education Degrees For anyone pursuing a career in education, a bachelor’s degree is a necessity to have a […]

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    July 5, 2016

    Recent STEM Research Projects

    As a leader in STEM education and policy, FSU’s College of Education is always participating in cutting-edge research projects. Our faculty is regularly recognized for their involvement in projects that help to optimize and influence policy, technique, and understanding of the country’s education industry. Below, you can learn about some of our most recent research […]

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    June 30, 2016

    Fellowships for Doctoral Students in STEM Areas

    We often get questions from students about where to look for funding, so we’ve consolidated a list of doctoral fellowships for students in STEM programs. Fellowships and Awards Fellowships and awards are offered to graduate and post-graduate students pursuing research or specific areas of education in STEM programs. Here’s a large list of fellowships and […]

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    June 28, 2016

    Jobs for Advanced Teacher Education Degrees

    There are several specialties available for those interested in pursuing an advanced degree with a wide range of career opportunities. Below, you can see a list of our specialized advanced degrees and some potential career opportunities and salaries associated with each focus. , . Online Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction The online master’s degree in […]

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    June 27, 2016

    Everything You Need to Know About an Online Master’s Program

    The truth is that online degrees are quickly becoming the norm in today’s higher education industry. More and more top-level colleges (like Florida State University) are offering specialized degrees, including master’s, online in a wide range of degree programs. If you’re considering taking a course or getting a degree online, we’ve put together a great […]

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    June 24, 2016

    Why Get an Online Ed.D. from Florida State University?

    This is a question we hear quite often in the College of Education, and we’re glad that you’re asking. Below, we will provide answers to the questions we receive most often. What is FSU’s Online Ed.D. Program? FSU’s College of Education offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Administration for individuals […]

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    June 14, 2016

    Research Opportunities for Educational Psychology Ph.D.s

    Educational psychology is a field that focuses on studying educational and learning methods, cognitive assessments, and aptitude testing for children in an educational setting. Educational psychology strives to understand how different learning approaches impact the development of a student body, essentially attempting to answer the “why” behind certain educational philosophies and policies. The majority of […]

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    June 9, 2016

    Location is Key to Educational Leadership Job Opportunities

    There are teachers and there are those who help lead teachers. Educational leadership is the pursuit of advanced knowledge of core educational skills with a focus on becoming a lead administrator within the education industry. Educational leaders strive to direct and improve the quality of education across the country through an understanding of education policy […]

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    June 7, 2016

    Career Opportunities for Educational Psychology Ph.D.s

    Educational Psychology is a highly specialized area within the education field. Educational psychologists study how people learn and retain knowledge in classroom settings based on emotional, social, and cognitive factors. Educational psychologists strive to understand what goes on in the classroom and how to improve it. According to the Psychology Career Center, educational psychologists primarily […]

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    June 2, 2016

    Influencing Florida’s Education Policies, One Graduate at a Time

    At Florida State University, it’s our goal to provide our students with the highest quality education so that they can take what they’ve learned and help make the world a better place. That sentiment is even more resounding in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Our Education Policy and Evaluation […]

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    May 31, 2016

    Online Ed.D. vs. Traditional Ed.D. – Which is Right for You?

    A Doctor of Education, or Ed.D., is similar to a Ph.D. in that it provides students with an advanced degree beyond a master’s. Typically though, a Ph.D. is designed for those who are more interested in pursuing a career in research, while an Ed.D. is more geared towards those who wish to continue a career […]

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    May 26, 2016

    Top Reasons to Get Your Master’s Through an Online Program

    In today’s economy, having a degree is a necessity to make it in the highly competitive job market. In most cases, the majority of applicants will have at least a bachelor’s degree, so in order to stand out, competitive job seekers are getting their master’s degree in the field of their choice. The advent of […]

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    May 24, 2016

    Education Ph.D.s: Time and Cost

    A doctoral degree is the highest commendation a university can bestow upon its students. For those interested in pursuing a doctorate in education, the time and costs associated are truly dependent on how quickly you want to get through it. As it stands, there is no definitive cost or timeframe for a particular Ph.D. program. […]

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    May 19, 2016

    Research Opportunities in Social Science

    The field of social science is quite broad. Subjects and studies that fall under the social sciences purview include political science, economics, sociology, psychology, and more. Because it covers such a wide breadth, there are ample doctorate and post-doctorate research opportunities for students in the field of social science. So where is the best place […]

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    May 17, 2016

    Career Opportunities for Social Sciences

    , . What is Social Science? “Social Sciences” is a broad term used to describe the study of people based on groups or specific categories. The purview of a social sciences degree spans many career opportunities and fields, including political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, and economics, among many others. The idea behind a social sciences […]

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    May 12, 2016

    Online Master’s Degree vs. Traditional Master’s Degree – Which is Right for You?

    Online education, also known as distance learning, is a relatively new aspect of the education industry. Much like other industries, advancements in technology have increased the accessibility to basic and advanced degrees for anyone with a reliable wifi connection, extra time on their hands, the financial means to take college classes. Everyone from students, to […]

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    May 10, 2016

    STEM for Women

    As discussed in our previous post about STEM programs, this nationwide initiative is designed to help increase access to science, technology, engineering, and math programs and curriculum for students across the socioeconomic spectrum. It’s also designed to help teachers, educators, administrators, graduate students, and post-doctorates develop that curriculum along a set of guidelines and assisting […]

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    May 6, 2016

    What is a STEM education program?

    , . STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics The STEM education program is a national initiative to improve the access to science, technology, education, and mathematics resources and programs for students of all ages and all socioeconomic backgrounds. This effort not only strives to create opportunities for younger students – enriching grade school curriculum to incorporate […]

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