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Elementary Education, Special Education and Hillsborough County School Partners Win 2014 National Association of Professional Development Schools Partnership Awards

The Spirit of Partnership award was accepted by Elementary and Special Education faculty and Hillsborough County School personnel at the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) National Conference held in Las Vegas, March 27th-30th.




Accepting the Spirit of Partnership Award: L to R: Wendy Baker, Partnership Resource Teacher; Rebecca Burns, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education; Woodland Johnson, Principal, Mort Elementary; Yobanec Reyes, Collaborating Teacher; Francesca Perrone, Collaborating Teacher; Kristen Safara, Collaborating Teacher; Amanda Bellas, Teacher Leader; Rebecca Powell, Graduate Assistant.


2014 Teacher of the Year Keynote Speaker at Project PRIDE Graduation Gala, April 25th


The 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year (one of four finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year), Dorina Sackman, will be the Keynote speaker at the Project PRIDE Graduation GALA: New Beginnings on Friday, April 25, at The Club at Eaglebrooke, 1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd, in Lakeland. She will provide enthusiastic and motivating remarks regarding the current and graduating teachers’ new beginnings.


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Karen Harper, Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is recipient of 2013 Outstanding Staff Award.
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COEDU Educational Leadership Student Wins Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Award

Julia Sarmiento, Master’s degree student in Educational Leadership, was presented with the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Award at the Hillsborough County Excellence in Education Awards ceremony held at the Straz Center for Performing Arts on February 20th.


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Graduate Student Research Symposium Winners 2014

The Sixth Annual Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium was held on March 17th, and featured 135 research posters. Two submissions were selected by a panel of judges for each of the categories. Winners in the Education category are:

Erin Margarella (Childhood Education) for "Kindles in the Classroom: A Survey of Teacher's Perceptions of a Mandated Technology Initiative," and

Julie Dell-Jones (Secondary Education) "Towards a More Student-Centered Approach: Photo elicitation in English as a Second Language Adult Education." 

The winners will receive $500 in travel funds and will be honored at a luncheon on April 25th.

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USF College of Education announces State Farm gift to Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education

The College of Education is pleased to announce that State Farm has given $15,000 to the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education in support of the Center’s K-12 Teacher Financial Education Workshops with a particular emphasis on the Center’s financial literacy education program. Read More


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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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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