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USF College of Education Celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers Week

USF College of Education Celebrates Extra Yard for Teachers Week. From The Big Day to game day shoutouts, USF shows appreciation for area educators.

October 4, 2023Alumni and Friends, Community Engagement

Extra Yard for Teachers Information


Thank you for all you do to educate the Tampa Bay community! 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.

September 18, 2023Community Engagement

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USF Pasco PDS Network Teacher Leader Academy celebrates fourth cohort of graduates from school-university program

Through a 5-year partnership between USF College of Education and Pasco County Schools, the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Network Teacher Leader Academy (TLA) program graduated their fourth cohort of teacher leaders.

May 1, 2023Community Engagement

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High School aspiring educators visit the College of Education

Last week, over 100 high schoolers – all aspiring educators from River Ridge and Pasco e-School High Schools – were welcomed to the USF Tampa’s College of Education (COEDU). These students experienced a full-day of activities facilitated by college students, staff, and faculty; and, were able to engage in examples of hands-on, highly adaptive methods of instruction in the Collaboratory (i.e., a multi-functional STEM demonstration lab).

April 14, 2023Community Engagement

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USF College of Education Alumni Society celebrates recent graduates and new teachers with Welcome to Teaching gift baskets

Dave Scanga, chair of the Alumni Society for the USF College of Education and Dean R. Anthony Rolle distributed Welcome to Teaching baskets full of classroom essentials, College of Education memorabilia and treats, such as chocolate and coffee, to alumni serving as first-time teachers across Tampa Bay.

February 28, 2023Alumni and Friends, Community Engagement

Teacher with two young students

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

USF College of Educations building

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

Gus Stavros Portrait Photograph

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

Extra Yard for Teachers Flyer


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

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.