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UMatter students and project team at USF St. Petersburg

USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

A $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer will benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

Lyman Dukes

Professor receives dedicated service award from Association on Higher Education and Disability

College of Education Professor Lyman Dukes III, PhD, was awarded the Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award by the Association on Higher Education and Disability, an international professional organization for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education.

August 27, 2021Faculty and Staff

A group photo of USF students at Pepin Academies

Exceptional Student Education majors gain hands-on teaching experience at USF Pepin Summer Institute

The Pepin Summer Institute is an annual summer program that provides exceptional student education majors at USF with four weeks of practical teaching experience. For students at Pepin, the program is an opportunity to learn in a way that’s exciting and tailored to their needs.

July 30, 2021Academics, College of Education News

Girl outside at sunset

UMatter program to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a college education and experience

A new program led by a team in the College of Education on USF's St. Petersburg campus will provide a population of students who aren’t typically represented on college campuses the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

August 26, 2020College of Education News, Community Engagement

Ashley White

Doctoral student accepts faculty position at University of Wisconsin-Madison

College of Education doctoral student Ashley L. White has accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education.

March 31, 2020Student Life

USF ESE major with students at local elementary school

ESE majors use service-learning projects to gain experience in local schools

As part of a practicum course in the Exceptional Student Education undergraduate program, students completed service-learning projects in partner schools to ease into the school environment before completing more in-depth clinical experiences.

January 3, 2020Academics, Student Life

Art at USF Pepin Summer Institute

Exceptional Student Education majors lead their own classrooms during Pepin Summer Institute

USF students led their own classrooms as part of the Pepin Summer Institute, an annual summer program that gives USF students hands-on teaching experience while providing students at Pepin Academies an opportunity to continue learning outside of the regular school year.

July 16, 2019Academics, College of Education News, Community Engagement

USF student working with an elementary school student at Potter Elementary

Student-led service project strives to improve parent involvement at local elementary school

A part of the course “Context and Foundations of Exceptional Student Education," USF students completed a service learning project at local school Potter Elementary.

December 7, 2018Academics, Community Engagement

USF faculty member presents at Inclusive Education Conference

USF research conference explores challenges and opportunities for inclusive education

To explore innovative solutions and research taking place on inclusive education, the University of South Florida hosted a conference that brought together researchers from both USF and the University of Exeter.

December 5, 2018College of Education News, Research

USF students majoring in Exceptional Student Education pose for a group photo

USF teacher candidates step into their own classrooms during USF-Pepin Summer Institute

Students in the College of Education's Exceptional Student Education program gained real-life experience in managing their own classrooms during the USF-Pepin Summer Institute.

July 27, 2018Academics

Photo of David Allsopp

Professor appointed to Learning Disabilities Association Professional Advisory Board

College of Education Professor David Allsopp, PhD, was appointed to a three-year term on the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

June 27, 2018Faculty and Staff

Sign in a window at Pepin Academies

Learning is an Adventure

During the Pepin Summer Institute, a four-week program created through a partnership between Pepin Academies and the USF College of Education, USF students in the Exceptional Student Education program get to put their teaching skills to the test.

July 24, 2017Academics

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.