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Florida State University

School of Teacher Education

Tallahassee, FL

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Florida State University

Overview

Florida State University / School of Teacher Education is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Early childhood education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Science education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Special education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Mathematics education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Elementary education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction English education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Reading and language arts
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Foreign and second language education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum and instruction Social science education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Elementary education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction English education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Visual disabilities education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Reading and language arts
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Foreign and second language education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Early childhood education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Science education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Special education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Mathematics education
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction Social science education
(Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction English education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Elementary education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Reading and language arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Foreign and second language education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Social science education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Science education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Early childhood education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction Mathematics education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 91
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Diagnostic exam, preliminary exam, prospectus defense, dissertation defense
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

146
Applied
82
Accepted
52
Enrolled
56%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

217
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.76%
Black or African American 9.22%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 1.38%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

62
Total faculty
Full-time - 41
Part-time - 21
Male (11)
Female (51)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Identifying effective intervention strategies to improve reading skills; improving literacy teaching and learning through technology; understanding of student sense making, problem solving, the history and structure of STEM disciplines, and teacher education to support the development of ambitious instruction that supports the STEM learning of all students; examining practices of international education; identifying ways to support the professional development of teachers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1114 West Call Street
PO Box 3064450
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4450
United States
Contact Dr. Sherry Southerland
Professor/Department Chair
Email: ssoutherland@admin.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-6885
Fax: 850-644-2725

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