Special Interest Programs
The College of Education hosts multiple programs designed for unique groups and special populations within the field of education. Learn more about each of these programs below.
Call Me MiSTER
Call Me MiSTER is a College of Education initiative based on the USF St. Petersburg campus that recruits men of color to get their undergraduate degree and teacher certification or a Master’s of Arts degree in Teaching. The program is conducted in partnership with Pinellas County Schools. Men desiring to teach and serve as role models in urban elementary or middle schools are encouraged to apply.
Go Teach Bulls
The Go Teach Project, hosted by the College Football Playoff Foundation, aims to give athletic and academic departments a platform and the tools needed to assist with the recruitment of qualified student-athletes into the teaching profession. The USF College of Education and USF Athletics have joined the project to encourage more USF student athletes to consider a rewarding career in teaching.
UMatter is an innovative inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life. The program was established through a $900,000 grant awarded by the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities and is hosted at USF's St. Petersburg campus.