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USF College of Education joins state-wide ElevatED Giving Challenge

The USF College of Education has joined eight other Florida colleges and universities for the ElevateED Challenge—a week-long donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education.

November 22, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

Peace Corps Recruiter Kristen Vogel with students in Ghana.

Thinking about teaching abroad? Why serving in the Peace Corps can be a great fit for education majors

If you’re an education major at USF who’s passionate about creating change at a grassroots level, joining the Peace Corps can be a gratifying opportunity to give back and use the talents and skills developed while studying education at USF.

November 19, 2021Admissions, Student Life

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David C. Anchin Center to host ‘5K for K-12’ event for educators in March 2022

The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching will host its inaugural marathon, the 5K for K-12, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The event will serve as a fundraising opportunity to support the Anchin Center’s professional development activities.

November 18, 2021Centers and Institutes, College of Education News

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Student Spotlight: Nancy Carr

Nancy Carr is a doctoral candidate in USF’s PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Adult Education. Her dissertation research focuses on exploring the challenges faced by like-minded peers—first-generation, female doctoral students who are navigating the complex world of academia.

November 12, 2021Student Life

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Why becoming an educator is a great career path for student veterans

Feeling the call to serve at an early age, Ashley Duckett and Luissette Lopez began their military journeys with a desire to do something bigger than themselves. Later in life, they both found themselves called to serve in the teaching profession and enrolled at USF to earn their education degrees.

November 11, 2021Admissions, Student Life

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Student Spotlight: De’Vohn Roman

Shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida, De’Vohn Roman began an internship experience that shifted his career goals. His motivation to work with children in a school setting led him to apply to USF’s School Psychology Program, and his studies at the university have enabled him to take on meaningful opportunities within the profession.

November 9, 2021Student Life

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Associate professor discusses new book on teacher education, educator preparation

A reflection of the authors' research interests and experiences, the book, titled “(Re)Designing Programs: A Vision for Equity-Centered, Clinically Based Teacher Preparation,” explores the current issues faced in K-12 schools and the need to flip teacher learning upside-down.

November 4, 2021Research, Resources for Educators

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Alumni Spotlight: Anjum Shah, EdD

From the start of her journey in USF's EdD in Educational Program Development, Anjum Shah made it her goal to create an ethics curriculum for dental hygiene programs, to help others prepare for handling sensitive issues within the profession.

November 2, 2021Academics, Alumni and Friends

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USF Polk Reading Academy celebrates first cohort of graduates from school-university partnership program

A partnership between the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education and Polk County Public Schools reached a new milestone as the district celebrated its first cohort of teachers who have earned a master’s degree in reading education from USF.

November 1, 2021Academics, College of Education News

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USF-hosted research journal publishes special issue on teaching, inquiry during COVID-19

The Journal of Practitioner Research, an open-access journal housed in the USF College of Education, published a special issue about the challenges and opportunities teachers are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

October 27, 2021Centers and Institutes, Research, Resources for Educators

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What does it mean to be a teacher leader?

We sat down with USF faculty member Jennifer Jacobs to learn more about what it means to be a teacher leader and the difference these leaders can make in today’s schools.

October 26, 2021Academics, Resources for Educators

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Jennifer Jacobs named interim campus director at Sarasota-Manatee

In this role, Dr. Jacobs will serve as part of the College of Education’s leadership team and work to ensure excellence in teaching, research and service conducted by faculty members at USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus.

October 25, 2021College of Education News, Faculty 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.