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Two USF professors selected to participate in national initiative with Association of Teacher Educators

USF College of Education professors Ilene R. Berson, PhD, and Michael J. Berson, PhD, were selected to participate in the Association of Teacher Educators inaugural Inquiry Initiative. The initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaborative exploration of teacher education practices and research focused on opportunity gaps in education.

July 14, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Associate professor receives USF Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award

Jennifer Jacobs, PhD, an associate professor in the USF College of Education, was selected to receive USF’s Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award for the 2020-21 academic year.

January 10, 2022Faculty and Staff

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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

Redesigning Programs Book Cover

Associate professor discusses new book on teacher education, educator preparation

A reflection of the authors' research interests and experiences, the book, titled “(Re)Designing Programs: A Vision for Equity-Centered, Clinically Based Teacher Preparation,” explores the current issues faced in K-12 schools and the need to flip teacher learning upside-down.

November 4, 2021Research, Resources for Educators

Jennifer Rinck presenting during a teacher leadership class session.

What does it mean to be a teacher leader?

We sat down with USF faculty member Jennifer Jacobs to learn more about what it means to be a teacher leader and the difference these leaders can make in today’s schools.

October 26, 2021Academics, Resources for Educators

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Elementary Education majors prepare for the new school year through participating in classroom pre-planning

Cutting summer break short to get an early start on an internship isn’t something that’s typical for college students. But for several Elementary Education majors at the University of South Florida, joining teachers in the university’s partner school districts to help with pre-planning activities felt like something they needed to do.

August 13, 2021Academics

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USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter named Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year

USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter, Elementary Education `02, was named the Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year by the Florida Department of Education. Painter is a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School in Pinellas County, Fla.

July 29, 2021Alumni and Friends

Mellissa Alonso-Teston

Alumni Spotlight: Mellissa Alonso-Teston

Since graduating, USF alumna Mellissa Alonso-Teston began teaching and advanced into a district position in 1996 that enabled her to author and lead Hillsborough County Public Schools' Reading Coach Project. In 2017, Alonso-Teston’s desire to become an education researcher motivated her to pursue a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Literacy Studies at USF.

March 3, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

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

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USF students gain literacy teaching skills through virtual tutoring program

In response to USF's shift to fully-online instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic, the College of Education's summer literacy practicum course was hosted in a format that gave USF students experience tutoring preschool and elementary-aged students in virtual settings.

July 23, 2020Academics, Community Engagement

Ryan Blew

Elementary Education major Ryan Blew 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, 2020College of Education News, Student Life

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

USF College of Education announces recipients of 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year, the College of Education presents our Distinguished Alumni Awards to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our graduates.

May 5, 2020Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

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.