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STRENGTH from the PAST, LEADERSHIP for the FUTURE The School for Teachers is officially established at the newly named Florida Female College.

Past The College of Education celebrates a rich history that extends back to the normal schools of the 1800s, where Florida’s high-school graduates came to be trained as teachers.

Present Today, the College continues its tradition of excellence through a wide variety of programs that develop highly qualified professionals who serve in diverse settings, including PreK-12 systems, institutions of higher education, public and private industry, and government.


The School for Teachers is renamed the School of Education.


1884 1909

Future The College prides itself on training a new generation of educational leaders with vision, innovation and energy to spark the creativity present in every learner. 4

The first diplomas called “Licentiates of Instruction” were awarded at the West Florida Seminary. The Westcott Building now stands on this site.

Florida Female College is renamed the Florida State College for Women.

President Robert M. Strozier changes the status of the School to a College of Education.

1968 Mode L. Stone Building is expanded and renovated.

Florida State College for Women becomes coeducational and is named Florida State University.

2008 1947 1927


2010 and beyond

Florida High (Florida State University Schools) is established. The newly constructed Stone Building is dedicated in honor of former dean Mode L. Stone.

Preparing leaders to shape the future of education in the state, nation and world. 5

FSU College of Education History Timeline  

Brief history of the FSU COE.

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