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FSU College of Education among the nation’s top online graduate programs in Education

January 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Stone building entranceThe Florida State University College of Education’s online graduate program continues to rank among the best in the nation at No. 13. The college offers online programs in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership/administration, instructional systems and learning technologies, and learning and cognition.

“Our continued position as one of the top online graduate programs in the country demonstrates our commitment to providing students with an outstanding educational experience,” said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education. “We continue to offer innovative online programs, such as our M.S. in curriculum and instruction and our Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy, that suit the needs of professionals in the field of education.”

The methodology for assessing online programs included factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.

For a complete list of the U.S. News & World Report online graduate rankings, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education.

 

FSU online programs continue to rise in national rankings

January 12, 2016 Leave a comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications
(850) 645-1294; afarnumpatronis@fsu.edu

Jan. 12, 2016

FSU ONLINE PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO RISE IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

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The College of Education continues to rank among the best in the nation at No. 3.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University’s online programs are among the best in the nation — including three graduate programs ranked in the Top 10 — according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Online Programs.

“FSU’s high rankings in a variety of disciplines are a testament to the dedication of our faculty and administration in providing students the resources they need to attain an outstanding online education,” said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie. “This recognition demonstrates the strides Florida State is making toward higher national prominence.”

Florida State’s online graduate programs in business (non-MBA) jumped 22 spots to No. 4 in the latest rankings, while the university’s graduate programs in education (No. 3) and criminal justice (No. 5) held steady in the Top 10.

“The advances Florida State has made in the rankings reflect the continuing commitment of the university in providing programs and curriculum that ensure students receive a quality online education,” said Susann Rudasill, director of the Office of Distance Learning. “Contributing to this online experience are our exceptional faculty and strong student engagement, two key criteria used in the rankings.”

The College of Education’s online graduate program continues to rank among the best in the nation at No. 3. The college offers degrees in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership/administration, instructional systems and learning technologies, learning and cognition, and special education studies.

“The College of Education was one of the earliest colleges to offer graduate programs online,” said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education. “Evaluation studies have consistently affirmed the excellence of our programs, so it wasn’t a surprise that when U.S. News & World Report started rating online programs we would be ranked in the Top 10 nationally. This ranking reflects the quality of our programs and the dedication of our faculty to provide students with an outstanding educational experience.”

The College of Business’s online graduate program (non-MBA) moved into the Top 10 this year to No. 4, up from No. 26 last year. Students can pursue Master of Science degrees in management information systems and risk management and insurance. The college’s online MBA program also shot up to No. 44 from its previous ranking of No. 62.

“As an early leader in offering master’s degrees online, we’re committed to continually improving our programs so we can serve students more effectively and efficiently,” said Michael D. Hartline, interim dean of the College of Business. “We’re proud that our online courses are taught by full-time faculty — all experts in their field — who work hard to provide students with the support structure they need to succeed. It’s great to see that these new rankings reflect our efforts.”

The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s online graduate program jumped two spots to No. 5. The college offers a master’s degree in criminal justice studies, combining a first-rate faculty with the flexibility of the distance-learning environment.

“We are pleased that our college’s online graduate program is recognized as among the very best in the country,” said Thomas Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “Our online and campus graduate programs are taught by the No. 1-ranked faculty in the country for research productivity over the past 10 years. As a result, students completing our programs are receiving the highest quality educational instruction to propel their career trajectories.”

The College of Communication and Information’s online graduate program in information technology was ranked No. 21 in the category of computer information technology. The Master of Science degree is offered by the college’s School of Information.

“This program prepares students for leadership in an area of strategic emphasis, as identified by the Florida Board of Governors,” said Kathleen Burnett, director of the School of Information. “Graduates acquire a solid foundation in the technical skills and management expertise to pursue professional positions in large-scale data management, technology and network management, user-centered design and web design and administration. This degree program is a relatively new addition to the rich offerings of the School of Information.”

The College of Nursing’s online graduate program made considerable strides, reaching No. 54 from its previous position of No. 87.

“We are delighted with the U.S. News & World Report ranking for our online master of science in nursing program,” said Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean of the College of Nursing. “This ranking is up significantly from last year and speaks to the efforts of our faculty to continuously improve our program offerings. This ranking will raise the national profile of the College of Nursing and allow us to continue to attract excellent students.”

The online bachelor’s programs took the greatest leap in the rankings, reaching No. 34, up from No. 161 last year. Online undergraduate degree programs include computer science, criminology, social science, and public safety and security.

The methodology for assessing online programs included factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.

For a complete list of the U.S. News & World Report online graduate rankings, http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education.

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COE welcomes first cohort of online EdD students to campus for orientation

June 22, 2015 Leave a comment

First online EdD cohort

The College of Education welcomed the first cohort of students in the new online Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Policy to campus for orientation and a three-day face-to-face seminar.

The online Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) is Florida State University’s first online doctoral program. This program prepares education leaders and scholarly practitioners to be knowledgeable about organizational systems, actively engaged in research to improve policy and practice, and attuned to issues of equity.

The program is developed for working professionals who have a master’s degree and have relevant professional experience. Working with premier faculty, students will develop the professional and analytical skills to address the most pressing problems in education. Graduates assume roles as senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and policy researchers both domestically and internationally.

The three-year program starts in summer with three courses including the face-to-face seminar. For more information about the program and application process, please contact Linda Lyons.

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FSU online graduate education programs ranked No. 2 for veterans!

May 21, 2015 Leave a comment
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Florida State University ranked No. 2 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings.

“The College of Education is committed to student service, especially to those who have served our country,” said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education. “As an early pioneer in online education at FSU, we are excited to see our achievements earn this recognition and we are continuing to develop innovative programs that provide a quality education to students and veterans both on and off campus.”

To qualify for the Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings, an online degree program had to fulfill the following requirements:

  • They must belong to institutions that are certified for the GI Bill.
  • They must belong to schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or to public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans.
  • They had to be among the top 75 percent of schools in the overall 2015 Best Online Programs rankings, which were released earlier this year. The College of Education ranked No. 2 in the nation for overall best online graduate education programs.

The College of Education currently offers degrees in educational leadership/administration, instructional systems and learning technologies and special education studies.

Florida State University ranked #2 for online graduate education programs

January 7, 2015 Leave a comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jennie Harrison, (850) 644-6798
jcharrison@fsu.edu

By Kelli Gemmer

January 7, 2015

Florida State University ranked #2 for online graduate education programs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In its 2015 Best Online Programs rankings, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Florida State University #2 in the nation for online graduate education programs.

“Florida State University continues to perform well on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Online Programs’ list because of the excellent collaboration between our dedicated administration, faculty, staff, students and community,” said Dr. Susann Rudasill, director at the Office of Distance Learning at FSU.

U.S. News collected data through statistical questionnaires that were sent to the 252 regionally accredited public, private and for-profit institutions with online graduate programs in education. In addition, deans and top distance learning officials of these institutions completed a separate peer reputation survey.

The rankings were calculated based on five general categories and their weight: student engagement (35%), student services and technology (20%), faculty credentials and training (15%), admissions selectivity (15%), and peer reputation (15%).

Schools were then provided with a score out of 100, rescaled so that the scores ranged from zero to 100, with the top-scoring school receiving a 100 and the bottom-scoring school receiving a zero. FSU received an overall score of 94.

“The gains we have made in the U.S. News ranking illustrate the continuing dedication of the university in providing whatever resources are needed to endow FSU students with an outstanding online education,” said Rudasill. “We continue to make enhancements to our programs and curriculum in support of our commitment to students to provide the highest quality online education possible.”

The Florida State University College of Education offers four online master’s degree programs in collaboration with the Office of Distance Learning:

Educational Leadership/Administration
Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies
Special Education Studies
Learning and Cognition (beginning Fall 2015)

Each course, equipped with a fully qualified and experienced instructor, is designed with a theory-to-practice outcome. Class members strive to become “scholar-practitioners” while learning to collaborate in an online learning community.

“The College of Education was an early pioneer in online education at FSU, and we continue to develop innovative programs that provide a quality education to students who can’t travel to campus,” said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education. “It’s exciting to see our achievements earn this recognition.”

FSUCOE iPhone App Available Now

May 8, 2013 Leave a comment

The Florida State University College of Education iPhone app is available!  Have you downloaded it yet? Featuring everything from University and College news to admissions, the FSUCOE is now at your fingertips 24/7. In addition to calendars and event alerts, a comprehensive directory allows users to look up FSUCOE faculty and staff office, email or phone numbers and sync contacts effortlessly. And don’t forget, free money! That’s right. With the FSUCOE app you can search and apply to scholarships directly from your mobile device! Join the movement and add the FSUCOE app to your home screen today.

One-Hour Mendeley Workshop Presented by COE

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

On Thursday, March 7, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, join Science librarian Nancy Kellett and Education librarian Gloria Colvin to learn about Mendeley, a very popular new product that is being used by scholars and researchers around the world to cite sources and to connect with other researchers. Mendeley is a free resource that is both a reference manager and a social network. In addition to storing, organizing, and formatting references, it is a tool for collaborating with other researchers and serves as a platform for searching and discovering new research. The one-hour workshop will be held
in the Learning Resource Center (1301A STB). Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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