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College of Education ranks number 38 in 2025

USF College of Education continues to rise in rankings for top graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report

USF College of Education ranked again in 2024 as top graduate education school in the nation.

April 9, 2024College of Education News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

87 USF Research Faculty and Students Presenting at AERA 2024 Conference

It is the premiere event for educational research. View our USF researchers and their presentation schedule for the annual AERA conference from April 11-14.

April 2, 2024College of Education News

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Legacy of Dr. Katzenmeyer

Dean for 17 years, Dr. William Katzenmeyer will be remembered for his extraordinary impact in the College of Education. This impact will be carried on by his family, who developed an endowed scholarship fund designed to aid first-generation college students.

March 13, 2024College of Education News

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Education in Action 2024 Event Focused on Innovation at USF’s College of Education

Education in Action is a seminal event for the USF College of Education (COEDU). It connects a diverse group of stakeholders from across the Tampa Bay region to explore critical issues facing the education profession. This year's event was a full day of networking and learning focused on “Celebrating and Innovating” that included a college expo, luncheon with engaging presentations, and special sessions for students and faculty.

March 5, 2024Alumni and Friends, Community Engagement

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USF student receives highest non-combat award from U.S. Marine Corps

One year ago, U.S. Marine Sgt. Amed Issa was kneeling outside of a packed restaurant in Waikiki, Hawaii, applying lifesaving aid to a shooting victim’s 23 fresh gunshot wounds. Issa has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal – the highest noncombat decoration awarded for heroism by the U.S. Department of the Navy to members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

March 5, 2024College of Education News

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Alexandra Panos, Ph.D., Receives Grant to Explore Climate Literacy Teaching for English Language Arts Educators

Alexandra Panos, Ph.D., assistant professor of literacy studies and director of research for the Center for Climate Literacy at the USF College of Education was awarded a $50,000 Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant, along with Co-PIs Michael Sherry, Ph.D., associate professor in English Education and Jarod Roselló, Ph.D., associate professor in Creative Writing.

February 28, 2024Faculty and Staff, Research

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Nominations are now open for the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education's 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards program.

Alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends of the university are welcome to nominate College of Education graduates from across all three USF campuses for these prestigious awards. Nominations are currently being accepted through March 20, 2024.

February 26, 2024Alumni and Friends

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USF Alumni Award recipient empowered students, colleagues, friends

Born into a lineage of ambition and academic excellence, Paulette C. Walker’s dreams were fueled by the legacy of her parents and grandparents. A third-generation college student – rare for a Black person growing up in the U.S. in the 1950s and 60s – Paulette was the child of a teacher, Helen, and an engineer, Otis.

December 7, 2023Alumni and Friends

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

College of Education Alumni elected Hillsborough County School Board Vice Chair

At Tuesday’s School Board meeting the board voted in a new chair and vice chair. Karen Perez was unanimously voted in as School Board chair and Jessica Vaughn was unanimously voted in as vice-chair.

November 15, 2023Alumni and Friends

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The University of South Florida College of Education Pledges to Prepare Future Educators with the Tech Skills to Thrive in Digital Learning Environments

The USF College of Education today announced it has signed the EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge, committing to prepare educators with the skills to successfully use technology for learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

November 14, 2023College of Education News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The USF College of Education and the David C. Anchin Center welcome Justice Palavra as the new Associate Director of the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program.

The USF College of Education and the David C. Anchin Center welcome Justice Palavra as the new Associate Director of the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program.

November 1, 2023Faculty and Staff

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USF College of Education Celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers Week

USF College of Education Celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers Week. From The Big Day to game day shoutouts, USF shows appreciation for area educators.

October 4, 2023Alumni and Friends, Community Engagement

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.