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Norman Hall renovations project jumps on fast track

It's too soon to don a hard hat, but excitement is building as design plans for a top-to-bottom makeover of Norman Hall begin to take shape.


UF hosting leadership summit for Florida educators June 13-16

School's out for the summer, but some teachers and administrators from school districts around the state will stay sharp and learn new instructional leadership practices for the fall by attending an intensive professional development program June 13-16 at the University of Florida.


April showers research laurels on Ed Tech PhD students

April was a month to remember for Ed Tech doctoral student Jiahui Wang. She must have thought it was still March because she was more lion than lamb, roaring to top prizes in multiple graduate student research competitions.


Can a ‘nudge’ prompt ex-students to re-enroll to earn a college degree?

Assistant Professor Justin Ortagus leads a team of education scholars on a two-year study to find out whether ex-students who receive targeted emails and financial incentives are more likely to re-enroll and finish their degrees.


UF, COE, state mourn loss of ‘rising star’ alumnus Brian Dassler

UF and the COE mourn the sudden death on March 21 of "public education rising superstar" and EduGator alumnus Brian Dassler. He died of natural causes at age 38 in Tallahassee, where he was deputy chancellor of educator quality for the state DOE.


College again earns top rankings from US News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The College of Education at the University of Florida continues to stake claim as the top ranked education school in Florida and among public universities in the Southeast, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education […]


Learning Gains from our Brains

Faculty scholars are merging neuroscience and education research to personalize multimedia and online learning UF education technology researcher Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko has never been afraid to take risks and go against convention. His pioneering spirit emerged in the 1990s in […]


UF College of Education ranked in top 10 by USA Today

The University of Florida College of Education rates No. 9 among the nation’s best undergraduate teacher education colleges, according to a ranking published today USA Today.


Early Learning Florida program garners top international accreditation

The world’s leading continuing education standards organization has endorsed Early Learning Florida, the UF College of Education’s professional development program for early childhood teachers and caregivers.


20 states join UF’s sweeping reform effort to boost teaching of students with disabilities

The college's federally funded CEEDAR Center has selected the final five of 20 states that have joined together in a sweeping reform effort to vastly improve teaching and learning for students with disabilities.


COE well represented at world’s largest education research meeting

Dozens of faculty and graduate students will meet starting Friday, April 8 for the world's largest gathering of scholars to examine critical issues of education research and public policy.


US News ranks UF College of Education 20th; 2 programs in top 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education maintained its Top 20 rating among the nation’s public education schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Education Schools survey, released today (March 16, 2016). The […]


40 educators chosen for UF’s new leadership network

The College of Education named 40 public school educators to a new program to develop leadership skills and share their expertise with teachers across Florida.


40 Florida educators chosen for new UF leadership network

College of Education named 40 public school educators to a new program to develop leadership skills and share their expertise with teachers across Florida.


Education professor wins $1.2 million grant to lead UF team on 3-D paleontology technology project

University of Florida educational technology researcher Pasha Antonenko is leading a team of UF scientists from multiple disciplines to create a novel curriculum for the middle and high school grades and assist paleontologists working on projects worldwide. The three-year, $1.2 […]


Study explores impact of ‘active learning classroom’ design

Inspired by the early impact of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School’s new, state-of-the-art elementary wing, faculty researchers from PKY and the University of Florida are teaming up on pioneering studies into how school building design can influence and improve schooling for […]


UF online graduate education rated best in nation

The UF College of Education is America’s best online master’s degree program, according to U.S. News and World Report. About 1,750 students are enrolled in 160 online courses.


UF researchers find high teacher attrition rates at charter schools

Teacher Attrition UF College of Education researchers found that the in-year rate of teacher attrition is substantially higher at Florida charter schools than traditional public schools. Teachers at state charter schools have more than twice the within-year attrition rate of […]


Ed. technology researcher lands record five NSF grants

Education technology scholar Pasha Antonenko has accomplished a feat no other COE faculty member has ever done--landing five research grants from the National Science Foundation — all in the same funding cycle.


P.K. Yonge goes international

Teachers from UF's P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School have increasingly traveled to foreign lands to broaden their global perspectives and strengthen the lessons they provide their students.


UF precollegiate center keeps teachers up to date on bioscience technologies

Florida high school science teachers learn the latest technology and laboratory methods as part of a collaborative effort at the University of Florida to spark interest in bioscience careers among high schoolers. Read the story >>


UF study: Majority of Florida school districts lack social media policies for teachers

The lack of policies increases the potential for misuse and inappropriate teacher-student relationships, according to an educational scholar.


UF early childhood intervention aims to help elementary teachers, students succeed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kindergarten teachers prepare their students for future school success, yet researchers say nearly 30 percent of children who enter school display problem behaviors, which put them at risk for fewer learning opportunities and poorer academic outcomes. To […]


New ‘Teaching for Social Justice’ group hosting panel discussion Oct. 21 on Women in Higher Education

A new student-led “community” at the College of Education, Teaching for Social Justice (TSJ), will host a one-hour panel discussion event titled “EdTalks: Women in Higher Education” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 at Norman Hall in Room 2329. The […]


UF center partners with states’ school system chiefs to boost teaching of students with disabilities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of skills educators need from their first day in the classroom, and more rigorous preparation programs for teachers and school leaders are among the steps state education chiefs can […]


Paul Sindelar joins select group as UF Distinguished Professor

Special education Professor Paul Sindelar has been named a University of Florida Distinguished Professor, making him just the sixth College of Education faculty member to be awarded the coveted title. Sindelar’s new title “acknowledges an exceptional record of achievement in the […]


5 more states join UF’s $25M effort to improve teaching of students with disabilities

Five states have been added to the list of 10 already taking part in a $25 million UF College of Education project aimed at improving the effectiveness of teachers and public school leaders who serve students with disabilities. Arizona, Michigan, […]


Conroy named as first Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies

Maureen Conroy, Ph.D., an early childhood expert and professor in the University of Florida College of Education, has been named the Anita Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies. Conroy, who co-directs the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood […]


UF awarded $2.7M for new center aiming to transform elementary teacher preparation

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With $2.7 million from the Florida Department of Education, the University of Florida College of Education is creating a new “center of excellence” to transform its nationally ranked elementary teacher preparation program—and several of Alachua County’s high-needs schools will […]


Job prospects look brighter for minority pre-service teachers after FFMT symposium

Several of the 26 UF students who have received Florida Fund for Minority Teacher scholarships say they were impressed with this year’s FFMT-sponsored Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Symposium. The 16th annual event, held on consecutive weekends at the University […]


UF’s free tutoring app helping Fla. students prep for high-stakes algebra exam

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last spring, nearly half of Florida ninth-graders flunked the statewide end-of-course Algebra 1 exam—a gateway test that Florida high school students must pass in order to graduate. University of Florida education researchers, using a powerful online teaching […]


COE scholars make strong showing at massive AERA meeting

More than 70 University of Florida College of Education faculty and graduate students were among the 14,000 scholars from around the world who converged on Chicago April 16-20 for the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association to examine […]


Online Ed. Leadership program gets another high ranking

The UF College of Education’s online Educational Leadership doctoral program has been ranked second nationally behind the University of Nebraska by Grad School Hub, an online resource for students applying to graduate schools. The ranking is yet another boost for […]


Online master’s in reading education program ranked 2nd in U.S. by BestSchools.org

The UF College of Education’s online Master of Education degree program in “Reading: Language and Literacy” has been ranked second in the nation by TheBestSchools.org in its listing of The 25 Best Online Master in Reading Degree Programs. TheBestSchools.org is […]


Gainesville Sun — Board of Governors supports Norman Hall renovation

The Gainesville Sun 02-19-15 Norman Hall renovations approved for state budget ruling The Gainesville Sun ran a story on the Florida Board of Regents approving UF’s request to add $25 million for renovations to Norman Hall to its capital improvement and maintenance requests it will submit […]


UF researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in all Florida schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, […]


COE online program rated best in nation for student selectivity; jumps to 13th overall in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The University of Florida College of Education has one of America’s best online master’s degree programs in teacher education, and some of the nation’s best graduate students, according to national rankings announced Wednesday (Jan. 7) by U.S. News & […]


Alachua couple’s ‘unrestricted’ gift will boost COE’s areas of greatest need

University of Florida alumnus Joe Thigpen and his wife, Rebecca De Marie, of Alachua, Fla., have pledged an estate gift of $200,000 in unrestricted funds that will “advance the ambitious and transformative goals of the UF College of Education,” according […]


Ed. tech’s online master’s program ranked 9th in U.S.

The UF College of Education’s online master’s degree program in education technology – which provides education professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to use educational technologies to improve learning and performance in face-to-face, online and blended environments — has […]


50-year EduGator alums offer advice for today’s students

What advice would UF College of Education alumni who graduated exactly a half-century ago–from the class of 1964–give to today’s education students? The COE recently joined colleges across campus in honoring their new 50-year alumni, as members of the class of 1964 were inducted […]


COE-UF contingent makes splash at inaugural early childhood symposium

  Early childhood faculty researchers, postdoctoral fellows and students from the College of Education and other UF colleges associated with UF’s Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies formed a substantial presence last week at an inaugural symposium […]


School teams with COE faculty to redefine how kids learn ‘STEAM’ subjects

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Education researchers say the elementary school curriculum is moving away from traditional blocks of math, science, social studies and language arts, and evolving into project- and problem-based teaching and learning. Children are now learning through direct hands-on […]


COE awarded $1 million to boost skills of Florida’s early learning educators

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Florida College of Education to provide access to the latest teaching tools for the state’s 55,000 early learning educators. The funding will boost […]


Incentive grant boosts ed. tech professor’s research merging education and neuroscience

Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko has received the College of Education’s 2014-15 College Research Incentive Fund (CRIF) grant which will help the education technology faculty member conduct cutting-edge research on the neurological dynamics of individuals during group problem-solving activities. “Working with others […]


Alumna makes lead gift for $10M early childhood initiative

Anita Zucker, a passionate advocate of early childhood education, will provide a leadership gift of $5 million to bolster a comprehensive initiative at the University of Florida focused on optimizing early childhood development and learning experiences. Zucker’s gift – the […]


Five more states join UF center’s $25 million effort to transform special education teaching

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five states have been added to a list of five others already taking part in a $25 million University of Florida College of Education project that will improve the preparation of teachers and public school leaders who […]


Ed. Leadership ranked 5th nationally among online master’s degree programs

Recruiting students for the College of Education’s online master’s degree program in Educational Leadership just got easier for Bruce Mousa, a course instructor and coordinator of the M.Ed. program.   TheBestSchools.org, a higher education resource website for college information seekers, recently […]


Mentoring program expected to make a difference for minority children

A statewide coalition involving UF’s College of Education and Florida’s four historically black colleges and universities – formed last year to match at-risk male elementary school students with minority college students as role-model mentors – has received $500,000 from the […]


Summer literacy camp benefits UF student tutors and youngsters with reading disabilities

Virtually all 33 UF ProTeach dual certification students who tutored youngsters with reading disabilities during a special four-week summer camp staged by the UF Literacy Initiative say their investment will reap huge benefits in their future teaching practices. And, lest […]


‘Wearing’ a boa constrictor, fist bumping a sloth make UFTeach summer internships memorable

Brett Walker spent a summer morning wearing a boa constrictor as — well, as a boa. Dina Zinni, an aspiring astronomer from Jupiter (no, really, it’s true), spent her afternoons gazing at indoor stars. Not to be outdone, Ashleigh Tucker […]


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