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Alumni Spotlight: Wilnic Gideon

I'm an assistant principal at a Title I High School in Palm Beach County, Florida. My job consists of assisting the principal in all duties related to helping the school reach the school improvement goals while maintaining a safe and nurturing environment in which all students are empowered to reach their highest potential. Other duties include being in charge of discipline and academics for over 400 students, math department, school-wide positive behavior support initiative and mentoring program at the school.

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Super Bowl Anxiety ' How the Pros Manage Jitters

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. On February 5, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL will play for the 51st Super Bowl championship in Houston, TX. Millions will be watching, enthusiastically rooting for their favorite team. We spoke with Florida State University Sport Psychology Professors Dr. Graig Chow and Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum about what is going on in these elite athletes' heads before this big game and how sport psychology professionals can help them prepare.

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FSU COE's Must-Read List for Every College Student

January 23-27, 2017 is Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!. The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness in your community and with students. The 2017 theme is Literacy Changes Our World.

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Spotlight on the Career Path of an Education Leader

Educational leadership is a noble profession. It combines academics, research, and practical teaching pedagogy that allows those with an advanced degree in education leadership to pursue a wide range of careers. Educational leaders can become advanced teachers, curriculum designers, education policymakers, and most commonly, administrators.

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Top 7 Reasons to Apply to the FSU College of Education

The education industry is one of the best career paths for those who are looking to have an impact on the youth of today, make a competitive salary, and attain job security. Specifically, the federal government is making a huge push for education, especially in STEM-related fields, ensuring that the professions of teaching, policy, and research in education fields are only going to grow.

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Why Come to FSU for Your Graduate Degree?

We think it is a no brainer, but if you still need a little push on deciding to come to Florida State University College of Education for your graduate degree, check out these stats.

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Applying Social Sciences in Today's World

Today, studying society and the relationships of the people within society is crucial to the understanding of who we are, what we do, and where we are going in the future. As such, teachers who are able to educate students and impart the importance of social science are a rare commodity. A Ph.D. in Social Science Education opens up a broad range of opportunities to make an impact on the world we live in.

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What's the Difference Between an EdD and a PhD in Education?

There are two primary doctorate programs in the field of education: the Ed.D. (doctor of education) and the Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy). Both of these degrees are great for those who are pursuing a career in education, but each comes with its own focus. The best way to decide which degree best suits you is to understand how each degree compliments a specific career path within education.

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13 Things You Didn't Know About STEM

If you're pursuing a degree to enhance your career options, you'll be glad to know that earning just about any degree will put you far ahead in the working world than someone who forgoes college altogether. But did you know that if you earn an education degree in STEM fields, you'll be joining an ever-growing industry of educators who are having a massive impact on students' futures as well as the STEM industry as a whole?

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7 Reasons Why You Should Get a Ph.D. in Education from FSU

With a Ph.D. in Education, you will be able to influence others and impact learning policies. There are plenty of career opportunities at competitive wages and different areas you can specialize in with your studies. Below are the Top 7 reasons why you should earn your Ph.D. in Education from Florida State University.

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Learning By Experience: Putting an Ed Psych PhD to Practice

If you're interested in getting a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, you may wonder what kind of jobs will be open for you when you finish. It's an understandable concern given today's very tight work environment. You don't want to spend all that time getting a degree only to find you can't get a job that you'll love.

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Online Programs are the Key to the Future of Higher Education

With recent advancements in technology, distance education has become readily available to students in most major universities across the country. Many higher ed administrators tout the ample benefits of online degree programs. According to Babson Survey Research Group, the number of college students enrolled in an online program in 2015 was up 3.9 percent since the previous year (source).

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Special Ed Master's Preps You to Work with Autistic Children

Students who have autism is a growing demographic in today's education industry. As more progressive approaches to education continue to improve access to students with disabilities, teachers who are able to support new teaching methodologies and who are trained to specifically work in that environment are going to be in demand. With a bachelor's degree, many educators aren't fully trained to deal with the nuances of working with children with Autism; however, many graduate programs that focus on special education help provide students with the ability to work effectively.

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Learn From the Best Educational Leadership Program in the South

Florida State University is one of the best universities in the southeastern United States. For Colleges of Education, U.S. News & World Report ranks it #37 in the nation, tied with Penn State. The college offers a wide range of programs that are designed to help students pursue meaningful careers in the education industry, whether that's teaching, administration, or research.

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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.

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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 hit $110,000. But the big question for anyone who graduates with an advanced degree in math education is: What can you do with it?

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What Is Educational Psychology?

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 settings. An educational psychologist may work in a K-12 school setting, at a college or university, or at a community agency. In a school setting, an educational psychologist may work with students, parents, teachers, or all three in order to improve student learning.

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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 it can better the field of education overall. Often times, graduates with an Ed.D. go on to land high-impact policy positions at local and state school districts, think tanks, and companies who are involved in the education industry.

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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 keeping to these five rules given to us by some of our current grad students.

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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 do every single day.

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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 blog.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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