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Since graduating, USF alumna Mellissa Alonso-Teston began teaching and advanced into a district position in 1996 that enabled her to author and lead Hillsborough County Public Schools' Reading Coach Project. In 2017, Alonso-Teston’s desire to become an education researcher motivated her to pursue a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy Studies at USF.
Having witnessed the impact education had at home, Kianna Pintado began her academic journey years later as an elementary education major at the University of South Florida.
Laura Meehan knew her passion for music and students with disabilities would guide her to make a meaningful difference. Driven to learn more about policy, Meehan took on leadership roles within her school and began working toward a PhD in Educational Leadership in USF's College of Education.
March 3, 2021Student Life
The University of South Florida’s College of Education was selected as the 2021 recipient of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s Best Practice Award for Innovative Use of Technology.
February 25, 2021College of Education News
Stavros Center receives $20,000 grant from State Farm to continue support of economics education workshops for K-12 teachers
To date, State Farm has provided more than $200,000 in financial support to the Stavros Center.
February 24, 2021Centers and Institutes
A self-proclaimed "later-in-life" graduate student, Donna Knudsen didn’t think she could take her academic journey any further—until she discovered USF’s Ed.D. in Educational Program Development.
This spring, about 100 students in the College of Education are providing school-aged youth with evidence-based tools to improve their overall happiness.
Nominations are now open for the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education's Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2020-21 school year.
Julia Genkinger always knew she wanted to become a teacher. The USF graduate, who earned her bachelor’s degree in English Education, says she was eager to take on every opportunity she could while a university student.
Dedicated to her role as director of a STEM schools project in Cairo, Egypt, USF graduate student Sara Leikin had no intention of pursuing a doctoral degree. When she learned about USF’s Doctor of Education in Educational Program Development, she felt confident in her ability to continue her studies from a distance.
January 14, 2021Student Life
The USF College of Education is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of male teachers of color in local elementary schools, particularly those with populations of poor or at-risk students.
January 7, 2021College of Education News
We are pleased to announce that our latest plans will retain the College of Education within an autonomous college structure. We will also retain our most high-demand undergraduate education programs and accelerate our national search for a permanent Dean of the College of Education.
January 6, 2021College of Education News