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College of Education celebrates American Education Week, November 13-19

The College of Education is celebrating American Education Week, November 13-19, where the public-school community is being honored and recognized nationwide for its tremendous service to help students learn, grow and achieve their dreams.

November 17, 2022Community Engagement

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College of Education Faculty recently awarded over $2M in grants for ESOL Paraprofessional to Teacher Pipeline

Professors Sara Smith, Terry Osborn and Connie Walker-Egea from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education recently received a grant over $2M for their collaboration entitled: Project Parasol: English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Paraprofessional to Teacher Pipeline.

November 15, 2022Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff

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USF’s Preschool for Creative Learning hosts Fall Festival, bringing joy to its students

Children and parents enjoy a day of Fall festivities at USF’s Preschool for Creative Learning.

November 3, 2022Community Engagement

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A Tribute to Gus Stavros

The University of South Florida pays tribute to Gus Stavros who passed away recently. Mr. Stavros was a transformational leader who helped guide USF, particularly the College of Education through its period of tremendous growth and increase in stature, both in the community and throughout the country.

October 21, 2022Alumni and Friends, Centers and Institutes, Community Engagement

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EXTRA YARD FOR TEACHERS CELEBRATION: SEPT. 10, 2022

Extra Yard for Teachers will take place on September 10, 2022.

August 31, 2022Community Engagement

Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears poses with her colleagues at the PACE Programme in The Bahamas

USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. Her desire to help young women succeed brings a new level of pride to the USF associate professor of mathematics education and associate director of the USF Coalition for Science Literacy. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff

UMatter group photo at USF's St. Peterburg campus.

Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program awarded USF Student Success Innovation Award

The College of Education's Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program was selected to receive the USF Student Success Innovation Award for the 2021-22 academic year.

April 11, 2022Community Engagement

USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative press conference with U.S. Rep Kathy Castor

USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative awarded $1 million in funding from House Appropriations Committee

A community project proposed by the USF College of Education was awarded $1 million by the House Appropriations Committee to support STEM teacher preparation across the Tampa Bay region.

April 5, 2022College of Education News, Community Engagement

USF Professor David Rosengrant teaching during the Math Teacher Leader Institute hosted on USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2018.

USF selected to host first Florida chapter of Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Schools Program

USF was selected to host Florida's first chapter of the MESA Schools Program, an academic program that supports underserved students and helps them excel in STEM fields.

April 1, 2022College of Education News, Community Engagement

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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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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

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.