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USF College of Education's online M.A. in Reading ranked “The 25 Best Online Master in Reading Degree Programs"

TAMPA, Fla. (February 10, 2015) – USF College of Education's online M.A. in Reading ranked “The 25 Best Online Master in Reading Degree Programs” by!

TAMPA, Fla. (February 10, 2015) – The University of South Florida College of Education is pleased to announce that State Farm has donated $20,000 to the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education in support of the Center’s K-12 Teacher Financial Education Workshops.   Read More...

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Dean Torres Inducted into Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hall of Fame


USF receives grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs for Policy Leadership in Special Education

Read about the Special Education Policy Studies (SEPS) Grant or learn more about the Special Education Doctoral Program

Dr. Lisa Lopez, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology, Receives Faculty Pathways Award at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Dr. Lisa Lopez

Partnership Brings Jane Goodall's Global "Roots and Shoots" Program to Local School Children

Here in our own backyard, through efforts of the USF College of Education /Hillsborough County Schools Elementary Partnership, in collaboration with the USF College of Arts and Sciences, two elementary schools on or near campus, Pizzo Elementary and MOSI Partnership School, have started Roots & Shoots projects to revitalize and maintain school gardens.

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program Gulf Coast Partnership Video to be Screened at National Conference

In the five minute video, “Got Purpose? Leadership Preparation in The Gulf Coast Partnership (GCP),” leadership students share insights and inspirations from their principal preparation program. The video can be viewed at: Use password: UCEA2014.

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Week of Welcome

The College of Education hosted an energetic and informative Week of Welcome Event on Wednesday, August 27, to invite new students into the college community..



National Scholarships awarded to college of Education Students. Ms. Cindy Ibarra and Ms. Ashley Parkhurst have each been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom for the 2014 summer semester. Ms. Kelly Brabant has been accepted to the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) summer intern workshop and associate program at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA .Read More...

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U.S. News and World Report Best On-line Graduate Programs 2015 ranks the College of Education among the top 20 institutions with the best on-line graduate education degree programs.

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U.S. News and World Report Best On-line Graduate Programs 2014 ranks the College of Education among the top 40 institutions with the best on-line graduate (master’s level) education degree programs.

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COEDU Faculty Explain Common Core Standards on Daytime Morning Show

Dr. Gladis Kersaint, Dr. Deborah Kozdras, appeared on the Channel 8 Daytime morning show to dispel myths about the new Common Core Standards for grades K-12 in mathematics and language arts, and explain how the new standards differ from previous standards.

From left to right: Daytime hosts Jerry Penacoli and Cyndi Edwards; Dr. Gladis Kersaint, Dr. Deborah Kozdras



USF Preschool for Creative Learning earns Four-Star Rating from Quality Counts for Kids, Hillsborough County's continuous quality improvement program for early childhood education.

College of Education signs Memorandum of Understanding with Minzu University of China

The MOU allows Masters students in Chinese language education from Minzu to come to USF for one year and graduate with a dual Masters from Minzu University and USF - College of Education with an M.Ed., concentration in Foreign Language Education. This agreement has been about two years in the making.

COEDU Dean Vasti Torres with Dr. Ying Zhang, Deputy Director, International Relations, Minzu University


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In October 2013 the COEDU received full reaccreditation from NCATE until 2020, with all standards met, and no areas for improvement cited.

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