About FSU

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking.

FSU's welcoming campus is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, in a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity, along with championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Fast facts

  • Founded in 1851; oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida
  • Carnegie Commission classification: "Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity"
  • 41,900 students from every Florida county and 132 countries
  • Accepted freshman profile for 2018:
    • Fall: 4.3 average GPA; 30 average ACT composite score; 1340 average SAT score
    • Summer: 4.0 average GPA; 27 average ACT composite score; 1250 average SAT score
  • 94% retention rate for freshmen; 68.4% graduation rate within four years
  • 22:1 faculty/student ratio
  • 384 buildings on 1,633 acres; main campus in Tallahassee is 485 acres
  • 2,360 traditional faculty; has included 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 14,079 total employees
  • Operating budget of $1,712,841,231
  • $210 million in contracts and grants brought in by faculty in 2016-17
  • 301 degree programs: bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, professional

About the College of Education

Established in 1905, the Florida State University College of Education is the oldest College of Education in Florida, having provided education to the best and the brightest for well over a century. Our history is entwined with that of Tallahassee and we are proud of our heritage and the contributions our distinguished alumni have made all over the world.

As storied as our past is, we remain focused on our vision for the future. Every day, faculty and students work toward breaking new ground in the field of education. From implementing innovative teaching methods to affecting educational policy and legislation, our faculty and their research are forging the future of education.

We are proud to have students from over 50 countries who call the FSU College of Education "home." Students from all corners of the globe seek out the FSU College of Education to participate in advanced research, work side-by-side with professors who are pioneers in the field of education, and to earn a degree that fully prepares them to go back out into the world and educate the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to giving you a world-class education, we will also make you part of a close-knit family – with students who share your passion to make an impact – students who will share experiences with you and become lifelong friends and peers.

FACILITIES

The innovation and progressive environment at the College of Education is exemplified in the technology and facilities available to our students. Most notable is the Stone Building, which houses classrooms and lab areas outfitted with the latest technology and multimedia devices to enhance teaching and learning. Learn more and take a virtual tour: https://education.fsu.edu/about/facilities.

THE CITY OF TALLAHASSEE

Our beautiful and charming capitol city is abundant with opportunities for College of Education students – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining and outdoor activities. Learn more: https://education.fsu.edu/about/tallahassee.

Programs taught in:
English

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Florida State University, College of Education

The Foreign and Second Language Education (FSLE) program at Florida State prepares students for rewarding careers in teaching foreign and second languages, including teac ... [+]

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The Foreign and Second Language Education (FSLE) program prepares students for rewarding careers in teaching foreign and second languages, including teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL, ESOL), in various educational settings around the United States and overseas. We offer both research and practitioner degrees at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels.

In the master’s program, you have the opportunity to follow either an education or a research track. The education track offers solid theoretical and practical training to prepare you for the teaching of second languages in the United States or abroad. In addition to offering the same coursework, the research track provides you with the opportunity to participate in individual and/or group research related to second language learning and teaching culminating in a thesis. This track also prepares you to pursue your FSLE education at the doctoral level. Our master’s program is offered online and on-campus.... [-]

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Students who graduate from FSU’s Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) program are in high demand. In today’s world, businesses, government agencies, uni ... [+]

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Students who graduate from FSU’s Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) master’s and doctoral degree programs are in high demand. In today’s world, businesses, government agencies, universities, schools and many other types of organizations are interested in hiring individuals who can create innovative approaches to helping people improve their skills, knowledge, and job performance.

The program emphasizes facilitating learning and improving performance through the analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of appropriate processes and tools. The program has a strong focus on:

Instructional design Emerging technologies Performance improvement ... [-]
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The International and Multicultural Education graduate program has earned a national reputation for excellence. Established in the mid-1970s, it has been continuously ran ... [+]

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The International and Multicultural Education graduate program has earned a national reputation for excellence. Established in the mid-1970s, it has been continuously ranked among the top comparative and international development education offerings in the United States.

The program is designed to enable you to develop your professional skills, deepen your understanding of policy and evaluation, and analyze issues of critical relevance to practice. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to

Design, implement and administer educational change projects in varied settings Manage international and multicultural education programs of different types Conduct issue- or policy-oriented research and evaluation Teach related subject matter in colleges, universities, and adult education programs Provide consulting services to agencies, foundations, and governments to help them improve decision-making and policy choices about international and multicultural education Admission Requirements ... [-]
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The Mathematics Education major in the Curriculum and Instruction degree program is designed to prepare you to bridge research and practice in the teaching and learning o ... [+]

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The Mathematics Education major in the Curriculum and Instruction degree program is designed to prepare you to bridge research and practice in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Our core courses highlight historically based introductions to theories of learning and curriculum development, as well as methodologically focused contemporary perspectives on teachers’ professional learning and students’ mathematical learning.

There are three key features of our graduate programs:

Students in our program are exposed to a broad view of the landscape of mathematics education, taking courses from faculty whose research interests range from special education to undergraduate mathematics education. A common focus across our program is the consideration of teachers’ professional growth across a variety of contexts, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which teachers attend to student reasoning to support the learning of all. Our college is well-situated to support students’ exploration of their interests through coursework and collaborative projects across disciplines; as a student, you are encouraged to pursue these opportunities. Online Master’s ... [-]
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Ranked as one of the top 20 Educational Psychology graduate programs in the country, our Measurement and Statistics program will prepare you to work with data and the sta ... [+]

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Ranked as one of the top 20 Educational Psychology graduate programs in the country, our Measurement and Statistics program will prepare you to work with data and the statistical and measurement tools that inform us about education — about schools, students, teachers and how they perform.

The master’s degree in Measurement and Statistics provides a theoretical and research background, but its emphasis is on building preliminary skills in measurement theory, statistical analysis, and evaluation. This degree can also complement a higher degree in a related discipline, such as Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, or Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies. We also offer an 18 credit hour graduate certificate in Measurement and Statistics.... [-]

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FSU’s master’s program in Sport Management is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the sport industry. You can choose between a thesis track and a non-thesis t ... [+]

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As it continues to expand, the sport industry provides opportunities in many different areas, such as business, facility and event management, marketing and promotion, field research and more. The Sport Management faculty members have developed, and continue to develop, relationships with many successful alumni who provide professional experience for our students in various forms (graduate assistantships, internship/volunteer partnerships, class/conference speakers, etc.).

The master’s degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the sport industry. You can choose between a thesis track and a non-thesis track. In the thesis track, students learn more about the research process and focus in-depth on a particular topic about the sport industry. Those seeking to develop particular expertise in a certain topic area and/or those with the future goal of pursuing doctoral studies are encouraged to apply for the thesis track. Individuals must complete the approval process noted in the department’s Graduate Handbook to be eligible for the thesis track.... [-]

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