Brewer was an artist in every sense of the word with an unmatched intellect and determination for minimizing error. He was a master at explaining difficult concepts for opening the doors to his student’s enlightenment of prudent real world trajectories and the discovery and proliferation of reasonable conclusions. Brewer was for me—and many others—a friend, ally, mentor and unforgettable teacher. He has left an indelible mark on the lives of many and is and shall forever be missed.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) master's program at FSU opens up plenty of opportunities both domestically and internationally. Learn more about our newest graduate program.
The FSU Higher Ed program was recommended to me by a mentor. I was unsure if I wanted to go to grad school in Florida (the heat and humidity initially sounded less than ideal), but I figured I would try applying and see what happened. Once I got to campus for my program's Visiting Days in the spring semester, I fell in love with the campus, enjoyed meeting my potential cohort mates, and found the assistantship opportunities unique compared to the other schools I was touring.
Zoom arguably has become the most important tool in education, as schools and universities across the world adopt the video conferencing program for their virtual classroom needs. Many students, teachers and faculty members appreciate the program’s easy-to-use interface and features.
Morgan Jones (Sport Management B.S. student) was chosen to serve on a committee to select the new ACC commissioner. Jones is just one of five student athletes to serve on the committee and will join FSU President Thrasher as representatives from the university.
Dr. Miray Tekkumru-Kisa, assistant professor of Science Education, published an article in the Journal of Research in Science Technology with Courtney Preston, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Dr. Zahid Kisa, research faculty at the Learning Systems Institute, Elif Oz (Education Policy and Evaluation Ph.D. '20), and Jennifer Morgan (Science Education Ph.D. student).
Roxanne Hughes (Education Policy, Planning and Analysis Ph.D. '10), Kari Roberts (Higher Education M.S. '14, current Measurement and Statistics Ph.D. candidate) and Jennifer Schellinger (Science Education Ph.D. '19) published an article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching titled "The Role of Recognition in Disciplinary Identity for Girls." Schellinger is currently
Is there a platform that has become more ubiquitous in education than Zoom? What was a relatively unknown video conferencing software suddenly became the lifeline of educators and students across the world. While it’s far from a perfect program (much less a perfect solution to a bad situation), it is what many teachers, professors and students have come to rely on over the summer and as classes resume around the country.
Allen Clay Jr. (Higher Education master's student) and Erica Wiborg (Higher Education Ph.D. student) contributed to a paper with Dr. Cameron Beatty titled "COVID-19 in Florida: A Breakdown of Disparities in the Black Population June & July 2020." The report was funded by the FSU Office of Research and aims to summarize the state of Florida and its response and status of its Black population during the summer months.
Jennifer Hall was featured in an article about how teachers in the Atlanta area are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and moving their classrooms online. The article explores the concept of using Bitmoji avatars to add personality and creativity to virtual classrooms.
Dr. Vanessa Dennen, professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, published an article with ISLT students Hajeen Choi and Kari Word in the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) titled "Social media, teenagers, and the school context: a scoping review of research in education and related fields." The paper looks at which disciplines between 2009 and 2018 have studied social media use of high school- and college-aged students.
Dr. Amy Chan Hyung Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management, published an article titled "Sport participation and happiness among older adults: A mediating role of social capital" in the Journal of Happiness Studies. The article looks at ways that sport participation can boost the social and psychological health of older people, especially in the context of an aging global population.
One of the things that make the Sport Management program at Florida State University one of the best in the country is its focus on connecting students with a sprawling network of professionals and internship opportunities. Of course, COVID-19 made this more complicated; however, not even a global pandemic can stop the program’s commitment to providing students with this hands-on experience.
Most people hope that schools can be a safe place for all students so they can grow academically, socially, and emotionally while being protected from violence, aggression, abuse, and fear of being hurt. Even though there is no perfect place, however, I believe most educators, school counselors, admins, and staff members are willing to do their best to build a safer school for all students.
Many of the resources on the list come from external sources; however, faculty members at the Florida State University College of Education have conducted research on anti-racism, education inequity, and culturally responsive pedagogy for years. In fact, some faculty members have devoted the majority of their professional careers to studying these topics.
School counselors are in a position to change the narrative and trajectory of African American students. Too often, deficits are highlighted more than strengths, assuming the worst of African American students rather than expecting the best.
American society faces hard conversations, brought recently to the forefront by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery; however, it is the same conversation started after the deaths of Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Mya Hall, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland and countless others, spanning through the decades and centuries.
Education is generally hailed as a great equalizer. A good education can change lives and open up new possibilities. However, not all classrooms provide the same access to education. Because of that, much attention has been paid to equity and motivating learners.
On May 7, faculty and staff members from the FSU autism spectrum disorder master's program answered questions during a virtual Q&A session. We wanted to provide a recap of the most commonly asked questions regarding our autism spectrum disorder graduate program.
Parents and guardians everywhere are discovering that they are now playing two roles: caregiver and educator. This can be especially difficult as they continue manage their household, work from home at their own job, or deal with emotional and mental stress caused by the pandemic.
There are a number of great resources that Dr. Jenny Root, associate professor of special education, and doctoral student Addy McConomy recommend. Some of these resources were referenced in the previous two parts, but we wanted to organize them all together and categorize them to make them easier to find.
The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) was supposed to hold its annual conference March 19 through March 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Like many large conferences, the planning committee had spent months of preparation to get the event ready.
Faculty members at the FSU College of Education are doing their best to support educators as they make the sudden transition to online teaching. Drs. Martin Swanbrow Becker, Erik Hines and Lindsay Jenkins have spent their careers researching important mental health topics, like depression, resiliency and bullying prevention.