University of South Florida
College of Education
4202 E. Fowler Ave, EDU 105
Tampa, FL 33620
College Dean: R. Anthony Rolle, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D.
The College is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Its initial certification programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education.
For more information visit our website at: https://www.usf.edu/education/about-us/accreditation.aspx. Additionally, the College of Education’s School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists.
Mission and Vision:
The University of South Florida College of Education is a community of faculty, students, and staff focused on transforming lives through the promotion of equity, social justice, and improved outcomes for students and communities particularly those that have been underserved.
With boundless energy and the collective power of our community, our research, degree programs, and local and global partnerships are focused on solving the most complex problems of a diverse society and on preparing practitioners to be agents of change. Our community embraces and promotes the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Students in our College are active learners who participate in sustained immersive experiences that develop knowledge and skills to advance their communities, conquer persistent problems of practice, and advance knowledge.
The USF College of Education envisions itself as a leader in regional, national, and international education. Leadership in education encompasses:
- Academic excellence
- Research, scholarship, and inquiry that renews the educational process
- Collaboration that serves communities, institutions, and individuals
- Preparation that builds on academic excellence, scholarship, clinical practice, and collaboration and that contributes to a just and productive society
About Our Programs
At a time when the skills and pedagogy of classroom teachers and school administrators are more important than ever, the USF College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collaborative and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders.
Working closely with our partners in the school districts across the Tampa Bay region, we seek to work with our community to extend proven educational initiatives and discover new ways of preparing life-long learners.
The College of Education offers graduate programs in more than 30 different areas of study. Many of our graduate programs offer concentrations under a “Curriculum and Instruction” major. The College also offers graduate certificate programs in a variety of topics relevant to the education field.
For information about our graduate programs, please refer to individual sections of the USF Graduate Catalog. Students seeking initial certification (teacher certification, school counseling, school psychology, etc.) must be admitted to one of the degree programs offered in the College.
Individuals seeking additional information should contact the College of Education Graduate Support Office by visiting our website at https://www.usf.edu/education/graduate/graduate-support-office/index.aspx.
Students who have questions about the curriculum for one of our graduate programs should contact the faculty program coordinator.
Please be advised that major curriculum and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria. In instances where college or major requirements exceed university minimum requirements, students must meet the highest order of requirements presented.
Please check with the faculty program coordinator for your major of interest to determine whether there are programmatic variations. Please note also that the College’s requirements and major curriculum requirements are stated always as minimum requirements.