Research in USF's Elementary Education Program is embedded in practice and coursework. Students across all programs work in partnership with community schools to explore all sides of teaching, teacher education, and teacher leadership.

Our initial certification programs work in partnership with Hillsborough and Pasco County Public Schools to provide a carefully mentored and systematic approach to teacher education.

Our programs encourage action research and reflective practice to develop teacher leaders. Additionally, our PhD program involves extensive research of elementary practices and teacher education.