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The Library of Congress has awarded USF College of Education professors continuation funding to expand the training and research activities that strengthen the skills of early childhood teachers to support preschoolers’ exploratory learning and play-based inquiry using community-based historical photographs.
Two USF professors selected to participate in national initiative with Association of Teacher Educators
USF College of Education professors Ilene R. Berson, PhD, and Michael J. Berson, PhD, were selected to participate in the Association of Teacher Educators inaugural Inquiry Initiative. The initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaborative exploration of teacher education practices and research focused on opportunity gaps in education.
July 14, 2022Faculty and Staff
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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