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Department of Childhood Education

and Literacy Studies

Mission

The Department of Childhood Education and Literacy Studies engages in research, teaching, and service targeted at the highest standards of discovery, creativity, and intellectual attainment in diverse contexts. The Department accomplishes this mission by fulfilling six equally important and related goals:

  • Designing, implementing, and researching innovative programs in the fields of early childhood, elementary education, literacy studies, and teacher education;
  • Strengthening connections between theory and practice by building inquiry-based partnerships with community stakeholders;
  • Fostering in our students the personal and professional dispositions of inquiry within a context of respect and ethical behavior;
  • Developing, utilizing, and systematically studying innovative technologies that impact teaching and learning;
  • Understanding and embracing social, cultural, and ethnic diversity within a global perspective
  • Serving the community through scholarship

Vision

The Department of Childhood Education and Literacy Studies is a distinguished academic community of scholars who engage in innovative inquiry in the fields of early childhood, elementary education, literacy studies, and teacher education.

 

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Chair:  Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey

(813) 974-3460
dyhoppey@usf.edu

 

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Special Projects:  Research, Teaching, and Community Outreach

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*WANTED*

Elementary Student
Teaching Supervisors


We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates interested in becoming elementary student teaching supervisors for USF’s undergraduate elementary education program. 

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