Passionate about reading, writing, and English literature? Ready to make a real difference in real life?
Fast-track your career with a program that offers maximum preparation in minimum time. Join our community of passionate, dedicated, and supportive students and faculty in Florida State University’s combined BS/MS pathway in English Education.
Our combined program features:
- Small classes to help you get there faster, smarter
- One-on-one relationships with faculty who want you to succeed
- Empathetic, nurturing approaches to the challenges of becoming a teacher
- In-classroom experience from the very start, ensuring you can successfully support your students’ learning, inspiration, and creativity
Our dedicated, internationally known, student-focused instructors will engage you in contemporary research on literacy and the skills teachers use to create powerful learning opportunities for their students. Together, you’ll explore emerging trends in writing and reading, from ever-changing multimedia to texts in everyday life.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE
As early as your first semester, you’ll experience what it will be like to be a teacher and apply what you’re learning in class in a variety of settings. You’ll learn to:
- Inspire diverse students from all backgrounds
- Manage a classroom
- Build lesson plans
- Help students succeed today—and strengthen their communities tomorrow
Our focus on extensive field experiences and the latest instructional technology will give you a leg up on the competition when you’re ready to start your career.
CAREER READY AND PREPARED TO EXCEL
When you graduate from Florida State with both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with eligibility for:
- Masters-level compensation
- Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in English (grades 6-12) and the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for middle school and high school teachers is expected to grow up to 6 percent through 2024. That translates into over 55,900 new jobs. The average national annual salary range for middle school and high school teachers is $61,420 per year.
With a master’s degree, you’ll also have more job opportunities than you would with just a bachelor’s. You could pursue a career in a school district, state education agency, a corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institutions.
The FSU College of Education offers over $550,000 in scholarship and fellowship opportunities – more than any other public College of Education in the state of Florida. On top of that, the state of Florida is nationally ranked in the top 2 for lowest tuition. The tuition at Florida State University is an even better bargain compared to other public research universities. You can find information about tuition at FSU here.