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Student Spotlight: Haley Terrell
Haley Terrell is a USF College of Education senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She will graduate in the Spring of 2023.
February 28, 2023College of Education News
USF College of Education Professors awarded Library of Congress Grant Continuation
The Library of Congress has awarded USF College of Education professors continuation funding to expand the training and research activities that strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers to support preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.
January 18, 2023Faculty and Staff, Research
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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