ABOUT THE UF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, consistently ranks among the top 30 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities, and is the highest rated education college in Florida. Six of the college’s academic programs–including its online graduate education program–earned top 20 rankings in the latest US News & World Report survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The college’s 102 faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance student readiness and achievement, “whole school” improvement and leadership development in all education professions. COE faculty last year held nearly $78 million worth in research grants, a 40 percent increase over the previous year.
Teaching is one of several career paths that UF education students can choose from. Nearly 1,700 students are enrolled on campus in 32 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs, within 9 academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods.• School Psychology • Special Education and Early Childhood Studies • Student Personnel in Higher Education. Online learning enrollment is nearly 4,000 students.
To sustain the college’s innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technology, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow’s leaders in all education professions. The college’s educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.