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Kianna Pintado

Student Spotlight: Kianna Pintado

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.

March 3, 2021Community Engagement, Student Life

Laura Meehan

Student Spotlight: Laura Meehan

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

Preschool students with teacher using a Promethean tablet in a classroom

USF College of Education receives Best Practice for Innovative Use of Technology Award from AACTE

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

Jar of money with plants growing out of it, on top of a stack of books

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

Donna Knudsen

Student Spotlight: Donna Knudsen, Ed.D.

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.

February 12, 2021Academics, Student Life

USF student working with elementary student on happiness strategies

USF students help local youth practice evidence-based happiness strategies through class project

This spring, about 100 students in the College of Education are providing school-aged youth with evidence-based tools to improve their overall happiness.

February 2, 2021Academics, Community Engagement

College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations Now Open for College of Education Alumni Awards

Nominations are now open for the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education's Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2020-21 school year.

January 27, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

Julia Genkinger

Student Spotlight: Julia Genkinger

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.

January 26, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

Sara Leikin

Student Spotlight: Sara Leikin

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

Black male teacher with students at computers in a classroom

USF adopts Call Me MISTER program to boost the number of male teachers of color

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

University of South Florida College of Education

An Update on the College of Education

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

Classroom Caffeine

College of Education faculty member creates podcast series, seeks to connect teachers with education researchers

Lindsay Persohn, an assistant professor of Literacy Studies at the USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, launched “Classroom Caffeine,” a new podcast series that provides a space for education researchers to share their knowledge with those working in the field.

January 5, 2021Faculty and Staff

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.