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Research shows importance of providing multicultural books that reflect children’s identity during the pandemic

When the pandemic began and schools moved to remote learning, many parents and caregivers were afraid their children would fall behind academically and socially. Responding to those concerns led College of Education professors AnnMarie Gunn and Susan Bennett to team up with the Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg, which seeks to inspire hope and transform the lives of at-risk youth.

January 27, 2022Community Engagement, Research

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Associate professor elected as fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

College of Education Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears, PhD, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Sears is the first Black faculty member at USF to receive this recognition, which is one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 26, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Assistant professor awarded Early Career Award by AERA Early Education and Child Development SIG

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hadley, PhD, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group (SIG).

January 24, 2022Faculty and Staff

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PowerSchool gift to provide financial support to USF students completing teacher certification exams

The University of South Florida recently received an $80,000 gift made by education technology company PowerSchool that will support College of Education students with the financial costs associated with state teacher certification exams.

January 20, 2022College of Education News

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USF doctoral student awarded national scholarship from Society of Health and Physical Educators

Craig Nieman, a doctoral student in the USF College of Education, was selected as a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, a national award presented by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

January 18, 2022Student Life

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Faculty and Staff Notes: Fall 2021

Learn about the accomplishments and achievements of the College of Education's faculty and staff during the Fall 2021 semester.

January 12, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Associate professor receives USF Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award

Jennifer Jacobs, PhD, an associate professor in the USF College of Education, was selected to receive USF’s Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award for the 2020-21 academic year.

January 10, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Nominations Now Open for College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations are now open for the USF College of Education's 2022 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.

January 7, 2022Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

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Student Spotlight: Nicole Pacateque

Nicole Pacateque’s love for children and her desire to support their mental health led her to apply to USF’s School Psychology program.

December 16, 2021Student Life

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USF joins as partner institution in Hillsborough County Public Schools’ Transformation Fellowship Program

The USF College of Education has joined a new initiative launched by Hillsborough County Public Schools to place college students and recent graduates as academic interventionalists and tutors in schools across the district’s Transformation Network.

December 15, 2021College of Education News

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City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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Student Spotlight: Bonnie Skye

After overcoming obstacles like navigating a learning disability, battling a melanoma diagnosis and unexpectedly moving out of state right before her final teaching internship, Bonnie Skye, a student in USF's College of Education, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.

December 10, 2021Student Life

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.