Top 7 Reasons to Apply to the FSU College of Education

Jennie Kroeger

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 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. If you're interested in becoming an educator, education policymaker, researcher, or another of the many professions in the education industry, check out these seven reasons why you should consider the College of Education at Florida State University.

1. The Faculty

The faculty at Florida State University's College of Education is one of the most experienced educational faculty in the country. From seasoned educators, policy-setters, researchers, and professionals from a myriad of private and public institutions, the faculty is as experienced as they come. The reason that so many of our graduates go on to perform ground-breaking research and lead fulfilling careers is because of our faculty.

2. Flexibility in degree offerings

FSU's College of Education leads the way when it comes to unique and highly-ranked programs. With offerings that include bachelor's, master's, Ed.D.s, Ph.D.s, and certificates, both online and on-campus, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to your education.

3. Cost compared to other state institutions

Compared to other state and private institutions, the tuition at Florida State University is affordable for the quality of education you receive. With an average in-state tuition of $6,500, out of state tuition of $21,600, and relatively low cost of living in Tallahassee, it costs less than University of Miami, Florida College, Florida Institute of Technology, Nova, Florida Southern, University of Tampa, and more.

4. Variety of degree plans

, . The FSU College of Education offers a huge variety of curriculum for their graduate programs. From counseling, to curriculum and instruction, to education policy, to learning and cognition, to school psychology, to international education development and more.

5. Real-life applicable skills

Along with a variety of degree offerings, FSU's College of Education boasts a real connection with the industry both via their faculty - many of whom being professionals in the industry outside of their teaching roles - as well as though research opportunities, grants, and more. An education at FSU will prepare you for a solid career after you graduate.

6. Research opportunities

One of the biggest reasons students choose FSU for their education degree is because of the ample research opportunities that are available through grants and faculty connections. Here, our students learn with internationally-acclaimed faculty, not just from them.

7. Weather on campus

Last but not least, Tallahassee, FL is a vacation destination for many. With a short drive to some of the nicest beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and an average temperature of 75 degrees, Tallahassee features more than 230 days of sunshine annually.

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