About Us

Departments

The College of Education at the University of South Florida has three academic departments and offers many interdisciplinary programs and certificates. 

Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning encompasses all initial teacher certification programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and also includes non-teacher certification master’s degrees and advanced graduate programs in teaching and learning.

Denisse R. Thompson, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Department of Teaching and Learning
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics Education
813-974-4110
denisse@usf.edu

 

Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

Barbara J. Shircliffe, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Educational & Psychological Studies
813-974-4001
Shirclif@usf.edu

 

Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education

The Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education provides advanced graduate study at the master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels to prepare individuals for roles as administrators, educators, counselors, researchers and policymakers in local, state, national and global education agencies, organizations and institutions.​

Judith A. Ponticell, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career and Higher Education
Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
813-974-4897 Phone
813-974-5423 Fax
jponticell@usf.edu