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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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