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 do every single day.
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 blog.
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?
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.
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.
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 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 awards for the appropriate candidate.
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.
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 list of key facts and resources that will help you navigate the distance learning waters and maximize your investment in graduate education.
FSU's College of Education offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Administration for individuals who are actively involved in the field of education and are seeking out leadership roles in education institutions, policy-setting agencies, or research institutions.
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.
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 and techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.