College of Education


Our Partnership Schools

Our initial certification programs work in partnership with seven schools to provide a carefully mentored and systematic approach to teacher education.

Early Childhood Laboratory School

Usf Preschool

USF Preschool for Creative Learning (PCL)

The USF Preschool for Creative Learning (PCL) provides a site for teacher education and research.The PCL takes an inquiry approach to teaching and learning, innovating and improving early childhood education through teacher education, research, and community engagement. Undergraduate, graduate, and advanced graduate students have opportunities to engage in collaborative inquiry with children, families, teachers, and faculty in a variety of ways that advance understandings of early childhood research and practices. Currently the USF Preschool is incorporating a green curriculum with renovations (read more about these exciting plans in the USF Oracle).

Contact: Dr. Jolyn Blank



Elementary Teacher Residency Partnership Schools

Partnership Coordinator: Dr. Danielle Dennis


Pizzo ElementaryPizzo Elementary

Pizzo Elementary is located on the University of South Florida campus. The student population spans from PreK through 5th grade and includes several exceptional education programs. Influenced by USF, Pizzo's school colors are green and gold and our mascot is the bull. As a Professional Development School (PDS) Pizzo partners with the university to: prepare preservice teachers, provide continuous staff development of experienced professionals, and implement the research and development of practices that will lead to superior educational outcomes for children. Collaborative work between and among the School District of Hillsborough County, the University of South Florida, the Museum of Science and Industry and the staff of Pizzo Elementary is providing the best educational experiences for our students.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis

Patel USF/Patel Partnership School

USF Patel is also located on the University of South Florida campus and it is a partnership school between the University of South Florida and the school district. Students benefit from the collaborative opportunities with the USF College of Education associated with classroom practice, curriculum, and school-based research. USF Patel is geared toward improving student progress. USF Patel is a small, close-knit, culturally diverse school that ensures personal attention for every student. The school provides children with a top quality, individualized education in a safe and respectful environment. USF Patel focuses on academics designed to develop lifelong learners who are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis






MOSI Partnership School

MOSI Partnership School is a Hillsborough County Public Elementary (K-5) School located on the grounds of the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida. The small school size (less than 300 students) and partnership with the museum provides students with unique educational opportunities not usually available in most schools. Classes have full access to museum exhibits whenever needed to support the curriculum.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis






Mort ElementaryMort Elementary

Every child deserves the highest quality education possible. At Mort Elementary, teachers and staff are dedicated to providing every student a safe and academically enriched environment in which to learn. The best teachers available are hired and are given multiple opportunities to continue their professional development. Parent involvement is essential for students to achieve their highest potential. We encourage all parents to be actively involved in their child's education on a daily basis.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Burns






Shaw ElementaryShaw Elementary

Shaw Elementary is a learning community dedicated to the success of every student. The Shaw community provides quality instruction that empowers students to be successful and responsible for their learning both in and out of school.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Burns









Witter ElementaryWitter Elementary

Witter Elementary strives to be a model school of excellence in teaching and learning. Our staff and students focus on a high standard of learning within a context of family and community involvement.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Burns









Elementary Cohort Program Clinical Sites

Contact: Bea Green or Jennifer Jacobs



KnightsKnights Elementary School

Knights Elementary School, located in Plant City, Florida, serves grades PK-5 in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district. Based on its state test results, it has received a GreatSchools Rating of 4 out of 10Knights Elementary School, located in Plant City, Florida, serves grades PK-5 in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district. Based on its state test results, it has received a GreatSchools Rating of 4 out of 10.







dover Dover Elementary

At Dover Elementary School we believe that parents and guardians are a child’s first teacher. The resources found here will provide you with ways to help your child do well in life and in school. You will also find information about programs offered at Dover Elementary to help your child succeed.









ReddickReddick Elementary School

Reddick-Collier Elementary is envisioned as a school where children are ready and eager to learn in a caring, safe, and orderly environment. Parents, teachers, and community members believe all children can learn, and they work as a team to provide a strong academic foundation, instill pride in achievement, and prepare students to be successful. Our educational plan focuses on clearly defined student goals, academic achievement, enhanced professional environment, and parent involvement.








Collins Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary School, located in Riverview, Florida, serves grades PK-5 in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district. It is among the few public schools in Florida to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 8 out of 10.









MullerMuller Elementary

Muller Elementary is a Magnet School with two distinct magnet themes - Science and Arts. We foster development of both sides of the brain!



trapnell Trapnell Elementary

Vision:Students will achieve their academic and social potential in order to become productivemembers of society. Mission:Trapnell Elementary School will build life longlearners.


RobinsonRobinson Elementary

Here at Robinson our administration, faculty, and staff believe that all students can learn. Our vision supports active engagement with inclusion for all students. This year we are excited to continue implementation of our Positive Behavior Support program. This is a positive school-wide incentive program supporting expectations to ensure a safe, positive learning environment where student achievement is our focus.



Schwarzkopf Elementary

Schwarzkopf Elementary believes each Schwarzkopf student will become an educated, capable citizen with a lifelong love of learning. Schwarzkopf will provide all students with a variety of opportunities to expand their knowledge to reach their maximum potential.



Bailey Elementary

The Bailey community will build a learning environment by providing students with the essential skills and tools that will motivate them to be empowered leaders.


Lake Magdalene

Lake Magdalene

At Lake Magdalene every student can excel. We will provide a safe, dynamic environment that promotes innovation and accountability.



Lockhart Elementary

We hold high expectations for all students. We believe that all students are capable of learning to their highest potential.








Sheehy Elementary

Sheehy is dedicated to academic excellence for all students. We will create a safe and positive environment as we provide opportnities for strong growth academically, socially and psychologically.



Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace Elementary

Temple Terrace Elementary School serves students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The school was built in 1955 on a 20-acre site in the middle of the Temple Terrace community. Its mascot is the dolphin, and the school colors are blue and dedicated to academic excellence for all students.




Trinity Elementary School

Imagine developing a school where students can discover, learn, experiment, and create their own knowledge. Imagine a school where students feel safe and trust their environment. Imagine a school where experiences are created to allow students to integrate and accommodate their own personal feelings and ideas within an ethical framework that encourages taking risks and the creation of civic ideals. Such a place exists at Trinity School for Children.