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USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative press conference with U.S. Rep Kathy Castor

USF STEM Teacher Preparation Initiative awarded $1 million in funding from House Appropriations Committee

A community project proposed by the USF College of Education was awarded $1 million by the House Appropriations Committee to support STEM teacher preparation across the Tampa Bay region.

April 5, 2022College of Education News, Community Engagement

Bonnie Skye at USF Tampa

Student Spotlight: Bonnie Skye

After overcoming obstacles like navigating a learning disability, battling a melanoma diagnosis and unexpectedly moving out of state right before her final teaching internship, Bonnie Skye, a student in USF's College of Education, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.

December 10, 2021Student Life

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Why becoming an educator is a great career path for student veterans

Feeling the call to serve at an early age, Ashley Duckett and Luissette Lopez began their military journeys with a desire to do something bigger than themselves. Later in life, they both found themselves called to serve in the teaching profession and enrolled at USF to earn their education degrees.

November 11, 2021Admissions, Student Life

College of Education Building

USF’s Continued Efforts to Revitalize its Commitment to the Education Profession

Dean R. Anthony Rolle shares some of the initiatives currently in discussion to attract accomplished, articulate, and passionate individuals to the education profession and to USF’s College of Education.

October 18, 2021College of Education News

USF student and collaborating teacher setting up a classroom together

Elementary Education majors prepare for the new school year through participating in classroom pre-planning

Cutting summer break short to get an early start on an internship isn’t something that’s typical for college students. But for several Elementary Education majors at the University of South Florida, joining teachers in the university’s partner school districts to help with pre-planning activities felt like something they needed to do.

August 13, 2021Academics

A group photo of USF students at Pepin Academies

Exceptional Student Education majors gain hands-on teaching experience at USF Pepin Summer Institute

The Pepin Summer Institute is an annual summer program that provides exceptional student education majors at USF with four weeks of practical teaching experience. For students at Pepin, the program is an opportunity to learn in a way that’s exciting and tailored to their needs.

July 30, 2021Academics, College of Education News

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USF College of Education earns full accreditation from Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of South Florida’s College of Education is now one of 423 total providers meeting rigorous CAEP Accreditation Standards to better prepare the teachers of tomorrow.

May 28, 2021Academics, College of Education News

Kianna Pintado

Student Spotlight: Kianna Pintado

Having witnessed the impact education had at home, Kianna Pintado began her academic journey years later as an elementary education major at the University of South Florida.

March 3, 2021Community Engagement, Student Life

Shape the Future. Go Teach.

USF partners with College Football Playoff Foundation to inspire student-athletes to ‘Go Teach’

The USF College of Education and USF Athletics are proud to announce the launch of a new partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation to motivate college student-athletes to enter teaching careers after graduation.

September 17, 2020College of Education News

Consuelo Blake holding up a sign to welcome a student

USF students gain literacy teaching skills through virtual tutoring program

In response to USF's shift to fully-online instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic, the College of Education's summer literacy practicum course was hosted in a format that gave USF students experience tutoring preschool and elementary-aged students in virtual settings.

July 23, 2020Academics, Community Engagement

Merritt Smith

Student Spotlight: Merritt Smith

At the start of her studies at USF, Merritt Smith overcame obstacles in earning her state of Florida teaching certification. Today, she is a soon-to-be graduate of USF’s Physical Education program who stands out amongst her peers by being recognized as the university’s 2019-20 Outstanding Intern of the Year.

May 28, 2020Academics, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

College of Education teacher candidates adapt to changes in schooling amid COVID-19 pandemic

Though teaching their students face-to-face in a classroom is no longer an option, seniors completing their final internship in one of the College of Education’s teacher preparation programs are adapting to a “new normal” by virtually teaching and connecting with their students in creative ways.

April 9, 2020Academics, Student 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.