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Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears poses with her colleagues at the PACE Programme in The Bahamas

USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. Her desire to help young women succeed brings a new level of pride to the USF associate professor of mathematics education and associate director of the USF Coalition for Science Literacy. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff

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

Mutual Life Assurance Society building in Bridgetown, Barbados

USF associate professor launches interdisciplinary research center in partnership with Caribbean university

In collaboration with the University of West Indies Cave Hill, College of Education associate professor Patriann Smith recently launched an interdisciplinary research center in Bridgetown, Barbados.

September 24, 2021Faculty and Staff, Research

Jenifer Hartman

Assistant professor receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Kenya to study education leadership practices in diverse communities

University of South Florida Assistant Professor Jenifer Hartman received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Kenya for the 2021-22 school year.

May 26, 2021Faculty and Staff

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

Patriann Smith photographed with her younger brother, David Smith, during a family visit to Soufriere.

USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith, assistant professor of literacy studies in the USF College of Education, has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 19, 2021Centers and Institutes, Faculty and Staff, Research

Bárbara Cruz

Social Science Education professor receives Fulbright Award to Spain

College of Education Professor Bárbara C. Cruz was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the Spring 2020 semester and traveled to Alicante, Spain in January to teach and conduct research at the Universidad de Alicante.

January 15, 2020Faculty and Staff, Research

Vaselina Lambrev

Assistant Professor receives AERA 2020 Best Paper Award

College of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Veselina Lambrev was awarded the 2020 Paper Award by the American Educational Research Association’s International Studies Special Interest Group.

January 8, 2020Faculty and Staff

USF students on a beach in Costa Rica with

College of Education students develop into culturally responsive teachers in Study Abroad trip to Costa Rica

For two weeks, 11 USF College of Education students became global educators as they stepped into K-12 classrooms in Costa Rica as part of a USF Education Abroad program that focuses on teaching and studying in the country.

August 14, 2019Academics, Student Life

Group photo USF World Spanish Experience

Faculty visit Colombia through USF World Spanish Language Immersion and Collaboration Experience

Three USF College of Education faculty members traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia this summer to represent the college during the USF World Spanish Language Immersion and Collaboration experience in Barranquilla, Colombia.

June 14, 2019College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

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

Cambridge Schools Experience student participants take a group photo in the UK

Students gain international teaching experience, perspectives through Cambridge study abroad program

Four weeks may feel like a short period of time, but when it’s spent in the Cambridge Schools Experience study abroad program, USF College of Education students say it’s enough to change their lives.

August 2, 2017Student 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.