Florida State University College of Education

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College of Education
DeanMarcy P. Driscoll
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The Florida State University College of Education is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). The College has roots that reach back to the West Florida Seminary and the State Normal College for Teachers.[2] The College has a number of nationally ranked programs and is in the Top 20 nationally in terms of doctoral degrees awarded.[3]

The College of Education has four academic departments which offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 27 fields of study. The academic programs prepare students for positions as leaders in the classroom and school system environment, as well as those who conduct research to improve education, instruction and policy. Five online graduate degree program areas are available through the Distance Learning Program.[4] The College operates the Florida State University School, a charter school in southeast Tallahassee.[5]

National rankings[edit]

U.S. News & World Report (2015 Edition)[6]

  • Overall College of Education - 40th overall
  • Higher Education Administration - 18th overall
  • Education Policy - 19th overall
  • Student Counseling and Personnel Services - 19th overall
  • Education Administration and Supervision - 19th overall
  • Educational psychology - 24th overall

In 2015, online graduate programs were ranked 2nd in the nation among both public and private universities by U.S. News & World Report.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.ir.fsu.edu/Factbooks/2014-15/Enrollments_College.pdf
  2. ^ [1] State Library and Archives of Florida - Florida Photographic Collection, State Normal College for Teachers, circa 1897. Archive metadata: One of two colleges set up in 1887 for the education of teachers. The other was the State Normal and Industrial College in Tallahassee. Biographical note: This college relocated to Tallahassee in 1904 and merged with the Florida State College for Women (later Florida State University). Retrieved on 5-27-2007.
  3. ^ [2] Florida State University - College Highlights and Selected National Rankings Retrieved on 5-01-2007.
  4. ^ [3] Florida State University - College of Education, Departments and Programs Retrieved on 5-26-2007.
  5. ^ http://education.fsu.edu/centers-institutes/fsus, retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/florida-state-university-134097/overall-rankings
  7. ^ https://www.fsu.edu/highlights/rankings.html

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