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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

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Student Spotlight: Alicia Miller

From the time she began her studies at USF, Mathematics Education major Alicia Miller has taken on opportunities such as working as a resident assistant for the Education Living Learning Community and becoming a part-time tutor through USF’s Tutor-A-Bull program. Now, with graduation just around the corner, she reflects on her teacher preparation program and the experiences that have led her to where she is today.

February 3, 2022Student Life

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Associate professor elected as fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

College of Education Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears, PhD, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Sears is the first Black faculty member at USF to receive this recognition, which is one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 26, 2022Faculty and Staff

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City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community.

December 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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Helios Residency students receive guaranteed teaching positions with Hillsborough County Public Schools

A partnership between the USF College of Education and Hillsborough County Public Schools has created guaranteed job offers for program graduates to serve as middle school teachers in the school district.

December 2, 2021Academics, College of Education News

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USF Team Selected to Join New NSF Diversity Program

A cross-departmental team from USF is one of four groups chosen nationwide to participate in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) pilot program called All-ABOARD, which stands for “Alliance-Building Offshore to Achieve Resilience and Diversity.” Members of the team that prepared the application from the College of Education include Ruthmae Sears, PhD, and Dana Thompson Dorsey, PhD.

May 7, 2021Research

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City of St. Petersburg selects USF researchers to identify, make recommendations to address systemic racism

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of South Florida will assist the city of St. Petersburg in identifying structural racism and make recommendations on how to address the multi-faceted issue.

March 23, 2021Research

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Associate Professor selected for fellowship with IAspire Leadership Academy

Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears was selected to join the second cohort of the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Network (IChange) IAspire Leadership Academy.

July 22, 2020Faculty and Staff

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Mathematics Education Professor Receives Research Grant from National Science Foundation

Professor Ruthmae Sears received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative research project that will take a look at the clinical experiences provided to student teachers in mathematics education programs.

July 27, 2017Faculty and Staff, Research

USF student teaching math at local middle school

Helios STEM Middle School Residency Program Featured on ‘WEDU Quest’

The Helios STEM Middle School Residency Program, a program in the USF College of Education that aims to produce, support, and enhance the retention of middle grades STEM educators, was featured on WEDU's Quest program this month.

June 22, 2017Academics, College of Education News

USF MAT student tutoring an elementary student in math

MAT students use lunch time to tutor elementary students in math concepts

Master of Arts in Teaching students put their mathematics education skills to the test in the "Lunch Bunch," a tutoring program offered by USF MAT students at Sulfur Springs Elementary School.

May 25, 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.