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Group photo of USF Polk Reading Academy

USF Polk Reading Academy celebrates first cohort of graduates from school-university partnership program

A partnership between the University of South Florida (USF) College of Education and Polk County Public Schools reached a new milestone as the district celebrated its first cohort of teachers who have earned a master’s degree in reading education from USF.

November 1, 2021Academics, College of Education News

Extra Yard for Teachers Week | September 10-18, 2021

USF, College Football Playoff Foundation give $6,700 to support teacher-led projects in Tampa Bay school districts

The USF College of Education, USF Athletics and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation teamed up to gift more than $6,700 to help teachers across the Tampa Bay region fund special projects and activities in their classrooms.

September 17, 2021College of Education News, Community Engagement

Extra Yard for Teachers with USF Football

Join us for USF's Extra Yard for Teachers Celebration on Sept. 18

To show our appreciation for the difference you make in the lives of many, we're offering all educators discounted USF Football tickets and an invite to a pre-game tailgate to celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week, an annual salute to teachers supported by the College Football Playoff Foundation and its partners.

August 9, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News, Community Engagement

Maude Graham

Student Spotlight: Maude Graham

When she was 9-years-old, Maude Graham dreamed of replacing the lined-up teddy bears in her bedroom with her own classroom of students. Today, she’s an experienced third-grade reading teacher at Rosabelle W. Blake Academy and was honored as the 2021 Polk County Teacher of the Year—a recognition that’s reserved for only one out of 6,800 educators in the county’s school district.

April 14, 2021Student Life

USF faculty at Kathleen High School in Lakeland

College of Education partners with Kathleen High School in ‘Schools of Hope’ Whole School Transformation program

The University of South Florida College of Education has partnered with a Polk County high school to provide support to teachers and administrators in their work towards transforming the school.

March 1, 2018College of Education News, Community Engagement

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.