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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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    March 8, 2018

    Femina Perfecta: Honoring Women in the College of Education

    Before there was Florida State University, there was the Florida State College for Women. The College, the third largest women’s college in the nation at its height, contributed to the overall identity of modern day FSU, down to its current seal. In fact, the seal for the Florida State College for Women and FSU’s seal […]

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    February 19, 2018

    Diversity in the Classroom

    As we celebrate Black History Month, we are exploring the topic of diversity in the classroom. We reached out to Ella-Mae Daniel, teaching faculty in FSU’s Elementary Education program, for her thoughts.   1) How can teachers can make their classrooms more diverse? There is a broad range of lived experiences brought into the classroom […]

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    February 8, 2018

    How STEM Education Helps Humanity Reach the Stars

    The February 6 launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy’the most powerful operational rocket in the world’is one for the history books. The enormous rocket, which measures 70 meters and can carry 64 metric tons into space, launched Elon Musk’s personal Tesla roadster into space while blasting the late David Bowie’s iconic Life on Mars? To a […]

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    January 18, 2018

    Starting a Doctoral Program: Advice for Future Students

    Starting a doctoral program can be daunting. But fear not there are lots of people who have been in your shoes with plenty of helpful tips to ease you into the transition. We asked current Higher Education doctoral student, Allison Peters, for her advice to future students looking to pursue a doctoral degree:   Get […]

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    January 16, 2018

    Super Bowl LII: A Breakdown of the Big Event

    As the nation gears up for Super Bowl LII, we sat down with some of our faculty members and students in the Department of Sport Management for their take on the big event. The Super Bowl is the largest single sporting event in American culture and is also quite popular internationally. Why? What makes the […]

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    November 9, 2017

    School Psychology Awareness Week 2017

    November 13-17 is National School Psychology Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to recognize the role that school psychologists play in schools and to join others across the country in making a commitment to be agents of positive change in schools. This year’s theme is Power Up! Be a Positive Charge. Read on […]

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    September 6, 2017

    FSU COE’s Top Picks for Good Reads

    A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. ‘ Madeleine L’Engle September 6th is National Read a Book Day. In a world where digital media is king, it’s important to remember the benefits of reading good old-fashioned books (think stress reduction, keeping your […]

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    June 9, 2017

    Why Schools Need to Step Up Suicide Prevention Efforts

    , . Dr. Marty Swanbrow Becker, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, was recently invited to author a blog post for the Brookings Institution. The post discusses the popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and how we can leverage it to increase awareness about suicide prevention among students. Check out […]

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    February 1, 2017

    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 […]

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    January 27, 2017

    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. While the Florida Department of Education is urging schools across the state to get involved, we’d […]

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    September 1, 2016

    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. 1. Exponential Impact As a teacher or instructor, it’s your job to guide the learning […]

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    August 31, 2016

    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. We have a lot of information on the blog about […]

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    August 30, 2016

    Top 7 Reasons to Apply to the FSU College of Education

    School is back in session around the country and many high school seniors and recent bachelor’s graduates are embarking on the next step in their education and eventually their careers. 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 […]

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    August 25, 2016

    Why Come to FSU for Your Graduate Degree?

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    August 24, 2016

    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 […]

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    August 23, 2016

    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 […]

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    August 22, 2016

    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 […]

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    August 17, 2016

    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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    August 15, 2016

    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 […]

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