College of Education


Global Experiences

Childhood Education and Literacy Studies provides several high-quality, educational, study-abroad experiences to support students’ deeper understanding and appreciation of educational contexts, to prepare students for an increasingly international workplace; and to create more thoughtful and understanding citizens of the world.


Cambridge Schools Experience

The Cambridge Schools Experience (CSE) is a study abroad opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students in teacher preparation programs in Childhood Education and Literacy Studies. The program includes a 4-week field experience in an Infant (preschool) or Primary (Elementary) school in Cambridge, England. Based on individual programs of study, students receive academic credit for their participation in this international teaching and learning experience.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis

Early Childhood Teacher Education In Ghana

USF/ University of Cape Coast Ghana Early Childhood Collaborative Project

The USF Early Childhood Faculty and colleagues from the University of Cape Coast Ghana are collaborating on the development of meaningful, sustainable, and mutually beneficial research, teaching, and creative activities. The intent is to design and implement contextually appropriate, effective early childhood teacher education programs in Ghana by building on the strengths of existing early childhood systems and drawing from a wide variety of technologies and program designs that meet the specific needs of Ghanaian children and families. This project was initially funded through the USF Global Academic Partners (GAP) Program.

Contact: Dr. Ilene Berson