The UF College of Education is home to three schools, each with a unique focus on specific areas of education. While faculty from each school regularly collaborate on a variety of research, academic programs are contained within their originating schools.

Regardless of which school a student or faculty member finds themselves in, they are a part of an ever-growing college community and are members of the Gator Nation.

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School of

Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education

The School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE) is a distinctive and interdisciplinary group of faculty and students who are passionate about understanding human behavior and well-being in both organizational and community settings.

Our community is thriving, with more than 500 graduate students and a dedicated team of over 30 full- and part-time faculty members. Excellence is ingrained in all we do, and our programs and faculty have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. Through a dynamic research agenda and top-notch programs, we are preparing the next generation of educational leaders.

School of

Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

The School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS) fosters leadership in the developmental and educational sciences of prevention, intervention and the study of their practices. These promote: early learning, the development and well-being of children and youth, and the effective instruction and successful inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families in society.

Faculty, staff and students in SESPECS are focused on capacity building, which involves expanding our skills, resources and drive to address critical issues in schools and communities for the benefit of all children and families. This is achieved through research, policy influence and shaping professional practices.

School of

Teaching and Learning

The School of Teaching and Learning (STL) is a dynamic community of teachers, staff and students who aim to make a positive impact on the world by sharing knowledge about teaching and learning. Beyond academic pursuits, we strive to create practical solutions for real-world educational challenges.

Innovation is at the forefront. We believe in transforming research, theories and practices to tackle deep-rooted issues in education systems. By working together across different fields and partnering with local communities, we are empowering our students to transform education — both close to home and around the globe.