Why USF?


Student and Professor Studying Math at Whiteboard in Classroom

With a more than 50-year history of preparing educators to teach both in the state of Florida and beyond, the USF College of Education’s academic programs strive to meet the needs of individual learners, and help them turn knowledge and experience into a successful and impactful career.

Why study at the USF College of Education?

Get Hands-on Experience Teaching Students from Diverse Communities

As a preeminent research university located in the heart of the Tampa Bay region, our programs provide enriching experiences for our students to sharpen their skills and perfect their teaching craft in diverse environments—including urban, rural, and suburban settings.

Study Groundbreaking Research and Learn How to Conduct Your Own

High impact, global research is central to what we do here at USF. In fact, we heavily utilize research-backed methods in our instruction and field experiences, and we require our students to complete their own research projects while exploring what makes their teaching identity and philosophy unique.

Participate in Small-Class Instruction at a Large, Metropolitan University

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1, the College of Education’s small class sizes allow our students to receive personalized attention and be an active participant in the classroom. While our classes are small, there are big possibilities at USF, one of the largest public institutions in the nation.

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