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‘Global classrooms create worldly connections for future teachers

University of Florida education students are using technology to connect with educators and classrooms worldwide to learn about other cultures and education systems first-hand thanks to a new Global Classroom Initiative (GCI) developed by UF researchers. Swapna Kumar, a clinical […]


Gainesville Sun, WCJB-TV: P.K. Yonge celebrates former teacher Toy Whitley

P.K. Yonge celebrates former teacher Toy Whitley WCJB-TV, The Gainesville Sun May 2016 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School dedicated a reading chair to honor long-time teacher Toy Whitley, who passed away last year at the age of 95.


School finance leader named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

After four decades working behind the scenes at many Florida school districts, Henry Boekhoff is in the spotlight as the winner of the college's Distinguished Alumni Award.


UF Anderson Scholars program honors 17 ProTeach students–most ever!–plus 2 faculty mentors

Seventeen COE ProTeach elementary education students have been named UF Anderson Scholars for their outstanding academic performances during their first two years at UF—the most education students to receive the award in recent memory. Two education faculty members—Mary Ann Nelson […]


Anita Zucker Center co-director honored for leadership, impact on behavioral disorders

Maureen Conroy, co-director of the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, has received the 2016 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. CCBD, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, presents […]


PKY instructor cited nationally as outstanding teacher-researcher

Practitioner Scholars Ross Van Boven received his doctorate in curriculum and instruction, a program designed to prepare practitioner scholars. What is a practitioner scholar? A professional who brings theoretical, pedagogical and research expertise to help identify, frame and study educational […]


How Outstanding Young Alum saved his teaching career

Jon Mundorf was considering quitting teaching. Now he is receiving the College of Education’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Learn how the P.K. Yonge teacher revived his career.


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.


College of Education Symposium wrap up

Read the wrap up, view slideshow and watch the video of the College of Education's inaugural research symposium.


Gainesville Sun: Making black lives matter in Alachua County

Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis: Making black lives matter in Alachua County The Gainesville Sun March 29, 2016 Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis, an assistant professor of education in the School of Teaching and Learning, writes about how the community can improve the education […]


Upgrades to historic Norman Hall being fast-tracked

The college is moving quickly to finalize plans to renovate its aging, historic home after the state approved $14.1 million to pay for major upgrades to 84-year-old Norman Hall.


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 […]


Orlando Sentinel: 40 fellows selected for teacher-leader program

Teachers tapped to help boost classroom performance Orlando Sentinel Feb. 29, 2016 A group of 40 educators were selected for a new UF College of Education leadership program to improve their classroom skills and student learning. The Florida Teacher Leader […]


School names corridor after former principal to honor daughter’s gift

Leslie Eggert Scales-Holloway (BAE ’68) was visibly moved as she reflected on her late father’s role as the beloved principal at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School from 1947 to 1952. “He strongly believed in the connection between school and community,” […]


Early learning ‘action network’ taps Lastinger Center specialist for national fellowship

Valerie Mendez-Fariñas of the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning didn’t have to think twice about joining a vibrant national movement over the next three years to improve early learning opportunities and resources for our youngest children. Mendez-Fariñas, a […]


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.


Ed. tech’s Ritzhaupt named distinguished alumnus by alma mater

Award-winning UF education technology researcher Albert Ritzhaupt received the Valencia College Distinguished Alumni Award for his contributions to the ed. tech field. Ritzhaupt, who received his associate’s degree from Valencia in 2001, is an associate professor and coordinator of the […]


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 […]


UF doctoral student leads Florida elementary school with nation’s top-rated STEM program

A UF College of Education Ph.D. candidate is in the national education spotlight for leading a Pinellas County elementary school honored for having the nation’s top U.S. STEM program. Kristy Moody, principal of Jamerson Elementary in Pinellas County, accepted the […]


International group recognizes UF professor as year’s outstanding science teacher educator

University of Florida education scholar Rose Pringle has been recognized as one of the world’s top science teacher educators after receiving an international award as 2015 Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), […]


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 […]


Preaching the power of Teacher Inquiry

Professor and best-selling author Nancy Dana has turned globetrotter to "spread the gospel" of practitioner inquiry--a powerful form of educator professional development that's helping teachers help students learn to their maximum potential.


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 >>


College of Education scholars named Global Fellows

Walter Leite Brian Reichow Two College of Education scholars are among 10 University of Florida faculty members selected for a new program designed to enhance the university’s international research excellence. Associate professors Walter Leite and Brian Reichow were recently named […]


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 […]


National group honors UF education leader for helping low-income students get to college and succeed

University of Florida education innovator Don Pemberton received the prestigious Bob Craves Champion of College Access Award this week for his leadership in providing the means for low-income students to attend and succeed in college. The award was presented on Monday in […]


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 […]


Education school rankings place UF No. 1 in Florida, Southeast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education held on to its spot as the No. 1 education school in Florida and also was rated first among public universities in the Southeast, according to the U.S. News & World […]


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 […]


It’s Miller’s time to take home a UF mentoring award

COE research and evaluation methodology professor David Miller made quite a statement on his way to winning a Doctoral Mentoring Award sponsored recently by the UF Graduate School. “The core of mentoring is based on long-term commitment to building a mutually […]


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 responds to tragic death of Professor Emeritus Thomas Oakland

(Thomas Oakland, a beloved and world-renowned professor of school psychology at the UF College of Education from 1995 until his retirement in 2010, was killed on Wednesday, March 4, when, Gainesville police allege, a local man set Dr. Oakland’s house on […]


Kramer named co-director of Institute of Higher Education

The University of Florida College of Education has named assistant professor of higher education Dennis Kramer to the new position of co-director of its UF Institute of Higher Education (IHE)—an appointment college officials say “further strengthens the institute’s commitment to […]


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 […]


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 & […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dean Good named to elite Abu Dhabi teacher education panel

UF College of Education Dean Glenn Good has been appointed to the blue-ribbon International Advisory Panel for the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), a teacher education and school development center affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Education Council. Good joins […]


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