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Social Science Education major Kyle Schmidt selected for College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

Kyle Schmidt, a social science education major in USF’s College of Education, was selected to receive the College of Education’s Graduation with Distinction Award for the Fall 2021 semester.

December 9, 2021College of Education News, Student Life

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USF research team awarded Library of Congress grant to promote visual literacy and historical inquiry with young children

A USF research team received a Library of Congress grant for a project that will strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers in supporting preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.

September 10, 2021Community Engagement, Research

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Student Spotlight: Hillary Van Dyke

During her master's program at USF, Hillary Van Dyke's fascination with studying equity in schools grew and inspired her to pursue an unanticipated career direction—academic research and the creation of a not-for-profit organization that supports Black-owned businesses in the Tampa Bay community.

November 5, 2020Community Engagement, Student Life

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USF researchers partner with nonprofits CodeVA, TERC on NSF-funded project to bring computer science into Virginia’s middle school history classrooms

A new NSF-funded research project aims to broaden middle school students’ participation in meaningful and culturally relevant computer science instruction during their history classes.

August 19, 2020Research

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Professor receives national award for contributions to social science education field

Professor Michael J. Berson received the Irving Morrissett Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Science Education this month at the Social Science Education Consortium’s 2020 Annual Meeting.

July 28, 2020Faculty and Staff

Cristina Viera

Student Spotlight: Cristina Viera

Establishing a career centered on history was what Cristina Viera aimed for when she started her college journey. After commencing a career in education, she transitioned to a civilian position with the Department of Defense (DoD). During her 12 years with the DoD, Viera realized teaching was her true calling.

July 15, 2020Academics, Student Life

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

Cassidy Michonski

Social Science Education major Cassidy Michonski selected for College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

College of Education student Cassidy Michonski was selected to receive the College of Education’s Graduation with Distinction Award for the Fall 2019 semester.

December 12, 2019College of Education News, Student Life

Jilianne King Vega

Alumna recognized as Teacher of the Year by Florida Council for the Social Studies

College of Education alumna Jilianne King Vega, Social Science Education `16, was named the Florida Council for the Social Studies’ Warren Tracy Beginning Teacher of the Year.

October 15, 2019Alumni and Friends

Gregory Samuels

Alumnus recognized as University Scholar at University of Montevall

College of Education Alumnus Gregory Samuels was named the 2019-20 University Scholar at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.

May 14, 2019Alumni and Friends

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Student Spotlight: Bretton Varga

Doctoral student Bretton Varga was nationally recognized for using digitally interactive technology to introduce historic LBGTQ+ concepts into social studies curriculum.

February 27, 2019Student Life

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‘Teaching the Holocaust’ course helps graduate students uncover forgotten events in history

To explore what the general public knew about the Holocaust through news reports and stories of the time, students in the graduate course, "Teaching the Holocaust," shared their research on archived Floridian newspaper articles covering overlooked events of the time.

October 25, 2018Academics

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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.