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USF doctoral student awarded national scholarship from Society of Health and Physical Educators

Craig Nieman, a doctoral student in the USF College of Education, was selected as a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, a national award presented by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

January 18, 2022Student Life

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Student Spotlight: Nicole Pacateque

Nicole Pacateque’s love for children and her desire to support their mental health led her to apply to USF’s School Psychology program.

December 16, 2021Student Life

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Student Spotlight: Bonnie Skye

After overcoming obstacles like navigating a learning disability, battling a melanoma diagnosis and unexpectedly moving out of state right before her final teaching internship, Bonnie Skye, a student in USF's College of Education, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.

December 10, 2021Student Life

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Social Science Education major Kyle Schmidt selected for College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

Kyle Schmidt, a social science education major in USF’s College of Education, was selected to receive the College of Education’s Graduation with Distinction Award for the Fall 2021 semester.

December 9, 2021College of Education News, Student Life

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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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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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

Suzette Kelly

Alumni Spotlight: Suzette Kelly

Ever since she began teaching Sunday school students, USF Alumna Suzette Kelly, PhD, knew she would eventually pursue a career in education. While an administrator at a preschool in Jamaica, Dr. Kelly learned about USF’s master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and quickly enrolled.

May 12, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

Graduation with Distinction Award Recipients

Three students selected for College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

The Graduation with Distinction Award is presented to select undergraduate students in the College of Education who stand apart from their peers based on their academic excellence, professional development, community service or research and scholarship while a student at USF.

May 7, 2021College of Education News, Student Life

Maude Graham

Student Spotlight: Maude Graham

When she was 9-years-old, Maude Graham dreamed of replacing the lined-up teddy bears in her bedroom with her own classroom of students. Today, she’s an experienced third-grade reading teacher at Rosabelle W. Blake Academy and was honored as the 2021 Polk County Teacher of the Year—a recognition that’s reserved for only one out of 6,800 educators in the county’s school district.

April 14, 2021Student Life

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.