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USF Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion across One USF

Several events this spring are highlighting the impact and accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and community partners as a reflection of USF’s core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

April 22, 2022Faculty and Staff

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USF faculty, students to present at 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

The research of more than 70 USF researchers and graduate students will be presented to the educational research community at the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting from April 21-26 in San Diego, CA.

April 18, 2022College of Education News, Research

UMatter group photo at USF's St. Peterburg campus.

Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program awarded USF Student Success Innovation Award

The College of Education's Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program was selected to receive the USF Student Success Innovation Award for the 2021-22 academic year.

April 11, 2022Community Engagement

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Assistant professor receives faculty excellence award from USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

College of Education Assistant Professor Sara Smith, PhD, was named a 2022 recipient of the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy’s Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award, an annual award recognizing women faculty who demonstrate excellence through their research at the university.

April 8, 2022Faculty and Staff

USF graduate student Mohammed Alqahtani with major professor Ann Cranston-Gingras

Doctoral student receives ‘People’s Choice’ award at USF Graduate Research Symposium

Mohammed Alqahtani, a graduate student in the USF College of Education, received a People’s Choice Award for his research project presented at the university’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.

April 7, 2022Academics, Student Life

USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative press conference with U.S. Rep Kathy Castor

USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative awarded $1 million in funding from House Appropriations Committee

A community project proposed by the USF College of Education was awarded $1 million by the House Appropriations Committee to support STEM teacher preparation across the Tampa Bay region.

April 5, 2022College of Education News, Community Engagement

USF Professor David Rosengrant teaching during the Math Teacher Leader Institute hosted on USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2018.

USF selected to host first Florida chapter of Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Schools Program

USF was selected to host Florida's first chapter of the MESA Schools Program, an academic program that supports underserved students and helps them excel in STEM fields.

April 1, 2022College of Education News, Community Engagement

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USF research team receives $1 million grant to launch oral history project exploring civics education, varying systems of government

The USF College of Education was awarded a $1 million grant by the Florida Department of Education to develop a new series of oral history resources that will be used by educators, school districts and the public as part of Florida’s revised civics education curriculum.

March 22, 2022College of Education News, Research

USF graduates recognized as Teacher of the Year in partner districts

College of Education graduates named Teacher of the Year in partner school districts

Two graduates of the USF College of Education were recently named teacher of the year in the university’s partner school districts, and several others were nominated for the district-wide awards program.

February 21, 2022Alumni and Friends

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USF team receives grant to help caregivers support preschoolers’ mental health

A USF research team has received a $50,000 grant from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood to launch a new project that will help caregivers identify early warning signs of mental health issues in young children.

February 16, 2022Research, Resources for Educators

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Student Spotlight: Alicia Miller

From the time she began her studies at USF, Mathematics Education major Alicia Miller has taken on opportunities such as working as a resident assistant for the Education Living Learning Community and becoming a part-time tutor through USF’s Tutor-A-Bull program. Now, with graduation just around the corner, she reflects on her teacher preparation program and the experiences that have led her to where she is today.

February 3, 2022Student Life

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State Farm renews $20,000 gift to USF Stavros Center to fund economics education workshops for K-12 teachers

The Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education received a $20,000 gift from State Farm in support of the Center’s ongoing programming for K-12 teachers to help educate students in economics and financial literacy.

January 31, 2022Centers and Institutes

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.