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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 helped 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.

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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 distance learning is now a tried and true aspect of higher education, as bachelor's and advanced degrees are offered in a wide range of fields by notable private and public institutions.

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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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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.

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Career Opportunities for Social Sciences

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 degree or career path is that the student will have an expert understanding of specific groups, statistics, behaviors, and phenomenon in society that they'll take into their career.

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What is a STEM education program?

The STEM education program is a national initiative to improve 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 classes based on STEM subject - but also for higher education and post-degree institutions to provide adequate access and support through the degree and transition to a career.

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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.

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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 with a set of guidelines and assisting government programs.

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Career Opportunities in Special Education

When most people think of special education, they don't associate it with a lifelong, financially beneficial career. Many people see the special ed profession as the role of ambitious, young teachers trying to make a difference in the world, or seasoned veterans who have devoted themselves to their speciality, sacrificing a large income for a devoted calling to help individuals with special needs. Contrary to that belief, pursuing an advanced degree, like a Ph.D. in Special Education, can afford individuals a sizable income and great career opportunities.

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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. As a teacher or instructor, it's your job to guide the learning of all your students - from elementary school children up into higher education graduate students who are pursuing a specialized degree. As a teacher, you have the potential to have an exponential impact on the world.

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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.

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Addressing Challenges in Online Special Education

We have covered a lot of topics since the coronavirus forced schools to move online. We have shared tips on how to work and learn remotely, wellness advice for teachers, and collected a list of online resources. We wanted to be sure to add one more important piece to this discussion: how to help students with disabilities as well as their families.

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