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Elementary Education majors prepare for the new school year through participating in classroom pre-planning

Cutting summer break short to get an early start on an internship isn’t something that’s typical for college students. But for several Elementary Education majors at the University of South Florida, joining teachers in the university’s partner school districts to help with pre-planning activities felt like something they needed to do.

August 13, 2021Academics

Extra Yard for Teachers with USF Football

Join us for USF's Extra Yard for Teachers Celebration on Sept. 18

To show our appreciation for the difference you make in the lives of many, we're offering all educators discounted USF Football tickets and an invite to a pre-game tailgate to celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week, an annual salute to teachers supported by the College Football Playoff Foundation and its partners.

August 9, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News, Community Engagement

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High schoolers gain cybersecurity skills in virtual USF CyberCamp

Welcoming more than 50 participants this year, the University of South Florida (USF) CyberCamp enables high schoolers to learn about cybersecurity principles and take on cyber challenges while engaging with industry leaders in the Tampa Bay community.

August 5, 2021Community Engagement

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Dean R. Anthony Rolle elected to CADREI executive committee

As a member of the CADREI Executive Committee, Dr. Rolle will help plan the Council’s annual meetings, review new membership applications and ensure that organization membership is valuable for participating institutions.

August 4, 2021College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

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USF team creates online talk show to educate Hispanic community about autism spectrum disorders

After meeting at a USF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) conference last year, two College of Education graduates and an employee in USF’s Department of Child and Family Studies emerged with an idea to educate the Hispanic community on autism-related issues.

August 2, 2021Community Engagement

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Exceptional Student Education majors gain hands-on teaching experience at USF Pepin Summer Institute

The Pepin Summer Institute is an annual summer program that provides exceptional student education majors at USF with four weeks of practical teaching experience. For students at Pepin, the program is an opportunity to learn in a way that’s exciting and tailored to their needs.

July 30, 2021Academics, College of Education News

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USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter named Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year

USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter, Elementary Education `02, was named the Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year by the Florida Department of Education. Painter is a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School in Pinellas County, Fla.

July 29, 2021Alumni and Friends

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USF research team receives NSF grant to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity

A University of South Florida (USF) research team was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and to teach people how to identify deceptive uses of these technologies online.

July 28, 2021Research

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USF research study seeks runners to test new product

A research team from the University of South Florida is recruiting runners for a study on a new product developed to reduce muscle soreness.

July 26, 2021Research

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Two College of Education faculty members awarded research grants from Institute of Education Sciences

Two faculty members from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to support multi-year research projects that will explore learning outcomes for Latino dual-language learners and multi-informant assessment solutions that improve mental health outcomes of middle school students.

July 16, 2021Faculty and Staff, Research

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Six community educators, partners recognized for contributions to undergraduate education at USF

Six educators and community partners from throughout the Tampa Bay region were selected for a new award presented by the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education’s Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) in celebration of their contributions to undergraduate education at USF.

June 24, 2021Community Engagement

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Doctoral student selected as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

USF doctoral student Selene Willis was selected as a 2021-2022 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, a competitive fellowship awarded to a select number of K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers across the country.

June 15, 2021Academics

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.