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Week of Welcome

BEGIN YOUR NEW YEAR WITH A BANG! - Thinking of Your Future? We are! Join the College of Education as we present you with a ticket to your future! Mix and mingle with faculty and students while enjoying refreshments! We will also have giveaways!

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: College of Education (EDU) TECO Room

WOW is a great way to make your first connections with your fellow education students and faculty in the College of Education. All are welcomed – even if you are unsure about your career. Refreshments and fun activities will be provided. There are tons of opportunities to get involved during WOW, so live the tradition, join the stampede and most importantly… GO BULLS!

Check out the WOW events brochure here


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

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.


Dr. Danielle Dennis Selected as Co-leader of Phi Delta Kappa International Study Tour

Dr. Danielle Dennis, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies, has been selected as co-leader of Phi Delta Kappa's international study tour this fall. Dr. Dennis will lead the tour to Paris and Amsterdam with Kappan editor in chief Joan Richardson. The tour is a professional development opportunity for educators to meet with education leaders in each city.

Dr. Danielle Dennis


College of Education Professor Receives Patent for iMapBooks

Dr. Glenn Gordon Smith, Professor in Instructional Technology, has received a patent for his technology, iMapBooks, which combines books with computer games.


Dr. Glenn Gordon Smith

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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


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