Education & Society

COVID-19 is an ideal classroom tool for FSU’s public health students

Nearly a year after first learning of a new coronavirus emerging in China, Florida State University teaching professor Alan Rowan said COVID-19 has proven to be a brutal virus but an efficient teaching tool.  Rowan teaches courses on infectious and chronic disease and epidemiology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. As the virus began its spread through China […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able take a virtual tour of FSU’s campus, as well as the Stone […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership set to boost teacher training systems in Zambia

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will lead a five-year, $15 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve pre-service teacher training in Zambia. LSI faculty, in collaboration with partners School-to-School International and the University of Zambia, will work with 12 universities and colleges of education in […]

FSU FIREFLIES aims to keep the future of education sciences bright

As the need for highly trained educators continues to grow, so too grows the need for a new generation of education scientists seeking to inform those practitioners. Aiming to address this need, Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Professors Nicole Patton Terry and Sara Hart of Florida State University have launched a new interdisciplinary research training program in […]

FSU College of Education to launch new online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Florida State University’s College of Education is launching an online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) starting in spring 2021. The program will prepare students for careers in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), language assessment, teacher training, materials development, program administration, […]

FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching partners with Women’s Football Alliance

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), a competitive women’s tackle football league. Through the partnership, FSU COACH will serve as the official coach education provider for the WFA’s new Coaches Alliance. “Coach education and development is an important […]

Policy pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for Fall

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will relaunch its popular Policy Pub series in a virtual format this October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the Policy Pub series has hosted the college’s scholars for brief, plain-language talks about vital issues and policy decisions that directly impact people’s lives. Pub-goers […]

FSU researcher argues the growth of cronyism threatens American prosperity

Cronyism between the economic political elite is a threat to national prosperity, a Florida State University researcher argues in a new book. Randall Holcombe, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics, says that keeping those with economic power from obtaining political power is necessary to maintain the economic progress the world has seen since the beginning of […]

FSU Panama City offers IBM Skills Academy professional development courses

The Florida State University Panama City College of Applied Studies is partnering with IBM Skills Academy to launch technology-based training courses designed to provide additional professional skills to students, alumni and community members looking to advance their careers and excel in the job market. Upon successful completion, students will be able to obtain digital certificates […]

FSU launches new level of professional certification on trauma and resilience

Florida State University’s College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series. The curriculum series, developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the college’s Institute for Family Violence Studies in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development, enables professionals […]

Study finds that COVID-19 is hitting older Black and Latinx persons hardest

A study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher has found COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States.   Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology and associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU, said she and her fellow researchers found that the difference between how COVID-19 affects […]