Prospective StudentsCurrent StudentsFaculty & StaffAlumni & FriendsUSF on iTunes U

Search COEDU 

Centers & Institutes
Office of Research
Giving to COEDU
Community Engagement
Partnership Brings Jane Goodall's Global "Roots and Shoots" Program to Local School Children

Roots and Shoots is a youth-led environmental awareness and action program sponsored by the Jane Goodall Institute.  Through the program, young people identify local environmental or humanitarian issues and take action to address the issues.  Founded in 1991, there are approximately 150,000 young people in 137 countries involved in environmental and humanitarian projects.

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.

Read More

Join us for USF's Homecoming Game

Tickets for the Saturday, October 11th homecoming football game against East Carolina University are also available at a discounted price for COEDU Alumni, Family, Friends, and Donors,  For more information visit: CLICK HERE


News and EventsSpotlight on COEDU

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

A short video submitted by Dr. Vonzell Agosto, Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program, has been accepted for screening at the third annual University Council for Educational (UCEA) Leadership Film Festival at the UCEA Convention that will take place November 20-23, 2014 in Washington DC. 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.

Read More

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.


Dr. Liliana Rodriguez-Campos, Associate Professor in Educational Measurement and Research, is recipient of the 2014 Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by the USF Faculty Senate in recognition of outstanding teaching.
Dr. Liliana Rodriguez-Campos


English Education graduate Joanna Fox, Creative writing teacher at Booker Middle School in Sarasota, is winner of the Center for Environmental Literacy’s River of Words Poetry and Art Competition Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes educators who engage their students with environmental awareness through poetry and literature.

More News... 

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.

Read full U.S. News on-line education degree report

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


Dean's Welcome

Degree Programs

Online Programs

Graduate Certificates

COEDU Admissions

Search Faculty
Research Profiles
Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program
TEACH Grant Info.
Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) Registration

Follow COEDU
Twitter iTunes



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

Accreditation and Continuous Improvement


2012-2013 College of Education Annual Report

is available online



University of South Florida Text only USF home page Search USF website