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College of Education staff receives J. Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award

The College of Education congratulates Dr. Maria Leite, coordinator of College Assessment and Diversity Initiatives, who was recently awarded the esteemed University of Florida J. Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award. This award recognizes a UF staff member who exemplifies the values of diversity and inclusive excellence by actively contributing to and supporting multiple communities across campus.

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UF College of Education rises to No. 12 among America’s best public graduate education schools

The College of Education at the University of Florida continues to rise as a leader among the nation’s top graduate colleges of education climbing to No. 12 among public education colleges, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report annual survey of America’s Best Graduate Education Schools, released Tuesday (March 17, 2020). 

Three from the College of Education Receive Superior Accomplishment Awards

The College of Education congratulates three of our own for receiving UF Superior Accomplishment Awards for their dedication to the college.

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College of Education awarded an A+ ranking from the National Council on Teacher Quality

The University of Florida College of Education was recently given an A+ ranking from the National Council on Teacher Quality for our Unified Elementary ProTeach Program.

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The UF College of Education remains a leader in online education

The UF College of Education has been ranked No. 1 or 2 by U.S. News & World Report for the past five years.

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FERA honors Ritzhaupt and Kim

Two University of Florida faculty were recently honored at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association.

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New UF Faculty Earns National Fellowship

F. Chris Curran, associate professor of educational leadership and policy, has been named recipient of the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2019 year. This fellowship is one of the highest honors for those early in their career in higher education.

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CASE recognizes Anita Zucker with James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education

Global businesswoman, philanthropist and College of Education alumna (B.A.E. ’72) Anita Zucker was recently honored with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education.

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Patricia Snyder Named UF Distinguished Professor

The University of Florida has awarded Patricia Snyder with the rare honor of Distinguished Professor. Snyder is only the seventh College of Education professor to ever receive this distinction.

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Triple Gators receive AACTE 2019 Outstanding Article Award

Triple gators Melanie Acosta (B.S. ‘02, M.Ed. ‘09, Ph.D. ‘13) and Diedre Houchen (B.S. ‘05, M.A.E. ‘09, Ph.D. ‘15) recently received the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 2019 Outstanding Article Award in recognition of their collaborative work published in the Journal of Teacher Education.

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AERA recognizes multidisciplinary team with Best Paper Award

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) presented the Best Paper Award in the special interest group category of “Computer and Internet Applications in Education” to a multidisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students.

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Students Honored at 2019 Recognition Dinner

The College of Education recently hosted it’s 17th annual Recognition Dinner, honoring those who have contributed to the success of this past year.

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Nancy Dana Named Finalist for Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The University of Florida College of Education is proud to announce Nancy Fichtman Dana, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, is one of the three finalists for the 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

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Krista Ruggles Chosen to Receive Faculty Excellence Award at UVU

Triple Gator Krista Ruggles (B.A. ‘98, M.Ed. ‘99, PH.D. ‘16) recently received a Faculty Excellence Award at Utah Valley University. The faculty who receive this award have demonstrated their support for UVU’s mission of student success through exceptional teaching as well as demonstrated excellence in scholarship and service.

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School of Teaching and Learning professor receives faculty doctoral mentoring award

Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning Nancy Fichtman Dana was named one of five University of Florida faculty members honored with the 2019 Faculty Doctoral Mentoring Award.

Leading the way for online learning

Whether we are serving students from the desks of our lecture halls or virtually from the comfort of their homes, we strive to provide the most enriching student experience to all. To support the growing pursuit of online learning, our instructional designers have collaborated with faculty using the latest research in online pedagogy and web-based teaching to ensure the quality of face-to-face instruction translates to the online format.

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Unified Elementary ProTeach alumni named Teacher of the Year top-five finalist

Hillsborough County named Jake Van Hise, Unified Elementary ProTeach alumni ‘13, a top-five finalist for Teacher of the Year. Van Hise serves as a fourth grade teacher at Gorrie Elementary School in Tampa, Florida.

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Elyse Hambacher Named Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Elyse Hambacher, B.A.E. ‘05 & Ph.D. ‘13, was recently selected as a Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Emerging Scholar for 2019.

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Exceptional Children honors two COE faculty for impactful contributions

Patricia Snyder, director of the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, and Nicholas Gage, assistant professor of special education, were awarded Reviewer of the Year by Exceptional Children, the nation’s most respected scholarly journal in special education.

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UF College of Education reclaims ranking as best in nation

The College of Education at the University of Florida reclaimed its place as the nation’s best online graduate education degree program, according to the most recent annual rankings released by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

UF College of Education secures three tops spots in national rankings

The University of Florida College of Education was recently named best online program by TheBestSchools.org in three categories — master’s in reading, master’s in educational technology and doctorate in curriculum and instruction.

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FERA selects Leite as 2018 Educational Researcher of the Year

Walter Leite, professor of research and evaluation methodology, has been recognized as the 2018 Educational Researcher of the Year by the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA).

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Donielle Geoffrion Receives FACES Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

Donielle Geoffrion was recently awarded the Florida Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES) Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity.

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Alayna Calhoun recognized by SRATE as David Watts Scholar

Alayna Calhoun, a UF Unified Elementary ProTeach preservice student, was recently recognized as a David Watts Scholar by the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE).

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SITE Program Awarded Innovation in Teacher Education by SRATE

The University of Florida Site-based Implementation of Teacher Education (SITE) program has been recognized as an outstanding teacher education program and was selected to receive the Innovation in Teacher Education Award by the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE).

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UF is feeder to leadership posts for LGBT counselor groups

Faculty member John Super and two students in UF’s nationally ranked Counselor Education program have been elected officers of the Florida Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).

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UF’s Bob Graham Center to honors education, historic preservation philanthropist Allen Lastinger

The University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service recently honored Allen Lastinger who has worked to make Florida a better place to live and work. Lastinger was named the 2018 Citizen of the Year for contributing to the state in a civic capacity above the requirements of professional duty.

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EduGators awarded editor posts at national journals

COE faculty scholars Albert Ritzhaupt and Cynthia Griffin have been awarded editorships of leading research journals in their respective disciplines. Alumna Melinda Leko (PhD ’08) also landed a editorship alongside Griffin, her former UF professor.

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Higher Ed assistant professor gets UF excellence award

UF has honored Justin Ortagus, a faculty researcher in Higher Ed Administration and Policy, with its 2018 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. He also is the new director of the UF Institute of HIgher Education.

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Students honored for outstanding scholarship and superior accomplishment

The College of Education recently hosted its 16th annual Recognition Dinner, honoring those who have contributed to the success of this past year. Although there are many accomplishments from our students that are a great source of pride, three graduate and three undergraduate students have been identified after a rigorous selection process for their superior accomplishments during this academic year: Charlotte Bolch, Emilie Lenes, Jiahui Wang, Adrianna Escobales, Ellie Chenoweth and Paige Fitzpatrick.

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Acclaimed study adds new dimension to college chemistry instruction

To 3D or not to 3D? College instructors in chemistry and other science disciplines are debating whether it’s best to use traditional, two-dimensional renderings of basic structures like organic molecules and crystals, or to adopt new technology that can render images of molecular structures in three dimensions.

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AERA honors UF Special Ed professor for impactful research

Special Education professor Stephen W. Smith, one of the College’s most prolific researchers and federal grant generators, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Special Education Research special interest group of the American Educational Research Association.

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Paying It Forward

Shelley Warm, senior lecturer and Site-based Implementation of Teacher Education (SITE) program director, has been honored as Florida’s Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year by the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE). The Mary L. Collins award recognizes dedication to the field of teacher education and advocate of high-quality education.

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The Historical Perspective Of Being A Teacher

Doctoral candidate of Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education Elizabeth Currin has been awarded the Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her interdisciplinary research as part of her dissertation, “Storied Stance: An Oral History of Long-Term Teacher Researchers in the Age of Accountability.” By focusing on the oral history of teachers during the final years of the 20th century, providing teachers with a platform for their experience during the “Age of Accountability,” Currin hopes her research will benefit future teachers by providing them with historical context.

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UF College of Education jumps five spots in national rankings; still No. 1 in Florida, and best in Southeast among publics

The UF College of Education jumped five spots in the US News annual rankings of America’s Best Graduate Education Schools–placing 14th among public education colleges and 24th overall. Once again, that makes UF the top-ranked education college in the state and among public institutions in the Southeast.

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Counselor Ed student shows early promise in the ‘right career path’

Montana Sewell, a third-year M.Ed/Ed.S. student in Counselor Education, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Outstanding Entry Level Student Award from Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), an international honor society for the counseling profession.

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UF scholar doubles up on national honors for advancing learning disabilities field

Prof. Mary Brownell is feted twice for leading reform efforts in Special Education teacher preparation.

COE online programs garner more No. 1 national rankings

While the College of Education at the University of Florida may have America’s best online graduate program in education for the second straight year, according to the latest annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, what does that say about the college’s individual online degrees programs?

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Counselor Ed. professor doubles up on national laurels

Shon D. Smith, clinical assistant professor in Counselor Education, has recently drawn national attention in his field for two major achievements involving separate divisions of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

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Learning disabilities group honors UF Special Ed grad

UF Special Education alumnus David Allsopp (MEd ’90, Specific Learning Disabilities; PhD, ’95, Special Education), has been named the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year by the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA).

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Six students honored for outstanding scholarship and professional work

The college bestowed the awards on April 21 at its annual recognition dinner, when COE alumni, donors, faculty and other supporters are invited to campus to hear updates about the college and honor the academic year’s high-achieving EduGators.

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World’s largest education research group honors UF grad school dean

Henry “Hank” Frierson, associate vice president and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida with a faculty appointment at the College of Education, has received the Presidential Citation from the American Educational Research Association.