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Extra Yard for Teachers Week | September 10-18, 2021

USF, College Football Playoff Foundation give $6,700 to support teacher-led projects in Tampa Bay school districts

The USF College of Education, USF Athletics and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation teamed up to gift more than $6,700 to help teachers across the Tampa Bay region fund special projects and activities in their classrooms.

September 17, 2021College of Education News, Community Engagement

USF student tutors students in reading

Why student tutoring is a great opportunity for education majors

What are the benefits to becoming a student tutor while studying education at USF? Learn more from the Tutor-a-Bull Program Coordinator and a tutor working in the program.

September 16, 2021Community Engagement, Student Life

Children using a laptop to access the KidCitizen website.

USF research team awarded Library of Congress grant to promote visual literacy and historical inquiry with young children

A USF research team received a Library of Congress grant for a project that will strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers in supporting preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

September 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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

Screenshot of USF CyberCamp participants on MS Teams

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

Online talk show screenshot

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

Headshots of undergraduate program committee award recipients

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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Assistant professor uses mini service grant to launch literacy project in St. Petersburg

LaSonya Moore, an assistant professor in the College of Education at USF’s St. Petersburg campus, has launched a literacy project through a mini service grant she received from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

May 13, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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

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

Hillary Van Dyke headshot

Student Spotlight: Hillary Van Dyke

During her master's program at USF, Hillary Van Dyke's fascination with studying equity in schools grew and inspired her to pursue an unanticipated career direction—academic research and the creation of a not-for-profit organization that supports Black-owned businesses in the Tampa Bay community.

November 5, 2020Community Engagement, Student Life

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UMatter program to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a college education and experience

A new program led by a team in the College of Education on USF's St. Petersburg campus will provide a population of students who aren’t typically represented on college campuses the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

August 26, 2020College of Education News, Community Engagement

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.