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College of Education Graduation with Distinction Recipients - Spring 2022

Two students receive College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

Two undergraduate students were selected to receive the College of Education's Spring 2022 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, research and scholarship while a student at USF.

May 5, 2022Academics, College of Education News

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

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

Tritle Award recipients 2021

Two faculty members recognized with Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award

Two College of Education faculty members were selected to receive the 2020-21 Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, an annual award presented to College of Education faculty members who demonstrate exemplary teaching.

May 6, 2021College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Preschool for Creative Learning receives $1.3 million grant to support USF student parents

The USF Preschool for Creative Learning received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide financial assistance and other resources to USF students who are parents of preschool-aged children.

November 9, 2020College of Education News, Research

Deeksha Aradhya photo

Student Spotlight: Deeksha Aradhya

After earning two degrees and pursuing a career in early childhood education within her home country of India, Deeksha Aradhya wanted to continue her studies to view the field through a research lens.

September 3, 2020Student Life

Preschooler painting at home

Activities to keep your preschooler learning from home—tips from the USF Preschool for Creative Learning

Teachers from the USF Preschool for Creative Learning share ideas that offer activities for play with young children while supporting learning connections in a variety of content areas. These experiences allow for children to work together with family members and engage in discussion as they play.

May 6, 2020Resources for Educators

Elizabeth Hadley

David C. Anchin Center presentation explores strategies for supporting oral language development in pre-K classroom

During a presentation hosted by the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching, College of Education Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hadley presented her research on why supporting oral language development in pre-K classrooms is critical to developing young readers.

February 27, 2020Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff

Students and faculty at the NAPDS conference

College of Education students and faculty present research, win awards at NAPDS National Conference

Faculty members and students from the College of Education shared their research and innovations at the National Association for Professional Development Schools’ National Conference.

February 21, 2020Academics, Research, Student Life

Eloah Decat

USF Preschool for Creative Learning teacher receives 2019 NAECTE Outstanding Early Childhood Practitioner Award

USF Preschool for Creative Learning teacher Eloah Decat was selected to receive the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators’s 2019 Outstanding Early Childhood Practitioner Award.

October 16, 2019Alumni and Friends, Faculty and Staff

Preschoolers with teacher gardening at USF preschool

USF Preschool for Creative Learning builds gardens, sustainability projects during Green Apple Day of Service

The USF Preschool for Creative Learning explored what it takes to create and maintain sustainable food resources through a national initiative to celebrate the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of global leaders in sustainability.

October 29, 2018Centers and Institutes

Photo of Sophia Han

Associate Professor to receive 2018 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

Associate Professor Sophia Han, PhD, received the 2018 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

September 12, 2018Faculty 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.