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    June 24, 2019

    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. After all, […]

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    June 17, 2019

    Early Literacy Skills: How Kindergarten Teachers Help Kids

    Most experts agree on the importance of early literacy skills. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Florida Center for Reading Research, wants to look deeper. She and a team of researchers, led by Stefanie Copp from the University of Lynchburg, explored how early childhood educators support their youngest students in […]

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    May 13, 2019

    The Retirement of Pfeiffer, Tenenbaum and Darabi

    Retirements are always bitter-sweet. On one hand, we get to honor a lifetime of work and the important careers of two individuals. On the other, we say goodbye to three Florida State faculty members who made a huge impact on the College of Education. Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and Dr. Aubteen Darabi retire this […]

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    April 29, 2019

    Using New Research to Support College Students with Autism

    When you think about supports for students with autism, programs and services at the Pre-K – 12 level usually come to mind. But what happens when these students graduate high school and enroll in college? The Research Gap Dr. Bradley Cox, associate professor of higher education at FSU, addresses this gap in autism research by […]

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    April 24, 2019

    How Augmented Reality May Help Students with Autism

    Autism research has long been a topic of interest for faculty and students at Florida State’s College of Education. With the introduction of our Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program, we know that there is even more interest in what our faculty are researching and how autism specialists can better serve their charges. Today, we are […]

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    April 15, 2019

    Alumni Spotlight: Amy Booher, Special Education Teacher

    Every student who comes through the FSU College of Education has a unique journey. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we reached out to one of our alumni, Amy Booher, to ask her about her journey. Booher, who graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Special Education, currently serves as a Communication […]

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    April 4, 2019

    FSU Talks at AERA 2019

    The annual American Educational Research Association offers a great way for faculty members and students to share ideas and their latest research. This year’s conference, which takes place April 5 – April 9 in Toronto, asks participants to consider what it means to live in a “post-truth” era. Always at the forefront of research and […]

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    March 27, 2019

    FSU Great Give: Improving the College of Education

    When you get a group of people together who share a common interest, amazing things can happen. The Florida State community learns this lesson every year during the Great Give event. Last year, the university raised over $400,0000 to support projects across campus. For those not familiar with the Great Give, the event lasts 36 […]

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    March 21, 2019

    Picking Brackets with the Experts: Bracketology Science

    March Madness is upon us. Even if you are not a fan of basketball, chances are you might still end up filling out a tournament bracket. After all, the art of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket has become a cultural moment—and a big business. Just doing a quick search online or browsing through newsstands […]

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    February 7, 2019

    Sport Management’s Superb Super Bowl Experience

    Every year, millions of people tune in to the Super Bowl, but few get to experience professional football’s big game in person. For students in Florida State’s Sport Management program, the Super Bowl provided more excitement than anyone watching from home could imagine. They got a taste of what they could potentially experience after graduation […]

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    January 31, 2019

    Super Bowl, Super Data: Sports Analytics Change the Game

    It is undeniable that the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the year, regardless if you love football or couldn’t care less about sports in general. Almost every year the Super Bowl is the most watched event on American television, and few events can compare in terms of impact on the entertainment […]

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    January 29, 2019

    Real Superheroes: How FSU Helps Improve Literacy Rates

    Reading is closely tied to a child’s development, which explains why so many educators and researchers are wary of the lack of reading time in American homes. According to a 2017 study conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 65% of American fourth graders do not read at “a proficient level.” To help […]

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    January 25, 2019

    FSU Sport Management @ the College Football Playoffs

    Education is a journey, and some journeys are epic. For Jason Pappas, teaching faculty and director of undergraduate practicum in the department of Sport Management, helping students enjoy epic experiences is just part of the job. Recently, Pappas brought eight FSU Sport Management students to San Jose, CA for the College Football Playoffs to get […]

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    January 11, 2019

    New Year, New You: Study Habits for the New Semester

    Every new year is a fresh start, just like every semester is a chance to learn, grow, and make better habits. Unlike New Year’s resolutions, however, you can decide on better and new study habits whenever; there’s never a bad time to start getting the most out of your study time! We asked some Florida […]

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    January 3, 2019

    How the FSUCOE is Changing How We Think About Autism

    For years, Florida State’s College of Education has conducted invaluable research on helping students with autism. While many organizations and institutions search for a cure or cause of autism, the College and its many faculty members conducting research on autism focus on the effects of autism on the student experience, how faculty and staff can […]

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    December 19, 2018

    Why Schoolwork Outside of School Time Might Matter

    As winter break approaches for most schools, many students may be taking school home with them for the holidays. To get some perspective, we talked to Drs. Nicole Patton Terry and Alysia Roehrig about their thoughts on the issue of schoolwork outside of school time. Here’s what they had to say:   Homework over winter […]

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    November 28, 2018

    Four Reasons for Teachers to get a Master’s Degree

    Teachers, we know what you’re probably thinking. On top of teaching every day, a huge stack of assignments to grade, and lesson planning to do, completing a master’s program is probably the last thing on your mind, but we’ve got four good reasons why it should be at the top of your list. Getting a […]

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    November 14, 2018

    International Education at FSU: Celebrating Diversity

    Every year, International Education Week highlights the accomplishments of students and education programs that seek to build a global community. At Florida State’s College of Education, our international students bring unique experiences and diverse voices to enrich our classrooms. We have students from all over the world with more than 50 countries represented, including South […]

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    November 1, 2018

    Learning Design & Performance Technology: Evolution of ISLT

    It’s not a stretch to say that Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) was born and forged at Florida State. What started in the 1960s as a minor in Educational Research, known as computer-assisted instruction (CAI), became one of the world’s first Instructional Systems programs in 1972. Now, a little more than 40 years later, […]

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    August 30, 2018

    A Better Back to School: How to Thrive in Fall 2018

    Whether this is your first semester at Florida State University or you have graduation in sight, back to school is an exciting time. Even if you are an “old pro” when it comes to being a college student, the start of every semester can still feel exciting and even overwhelming at times. But fear not! […]

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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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    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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