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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 >>


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 […]


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 […]


Ed. Leadership student is perfect fit for Fla. Legislature as intern, now staffer

Michael Hudson-Vassell always liked puzzles. Last summer, the UF College of Education doctoral candidate was awarded the chance to work with the Florida Legislature to solve puzzles of public policy. Hudson-Vassell was the only summer intern selected for the Office of […]


Life’s a balancing act for COE student and former Gator All-America gymnast

Just as she maintained perfect equipoise on the balance beam during a stellar career as a Florida Gator gymnast, UF elementary education master’s student Mackenzie Caquatto has remained centered as an athlete, big sister, teaching intern and role model. “Growing […]


Spotlight shines thrice on Prof. Pringle as top science teacher educator

With three major awards in less than three months, UF COE associate professor Rose Pringle is solidifying her reputation as one of the top science teacher educators around. Over a recent six-week span, she received a regional award from the […]


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 […]


Art Sandeen, student affairs icon, honored as Distinguished Pillar in student personnel

In Arthur “Art” Sandeen’s 26 years as head of UF student affairs and 14 years as a College of Education professor, his love and advocacy of students gave the university community a friend and leader they knew they could count […]


Study reveals ‘digital divide’ among state’s middle schoolers

 GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A new achievement gap is developing among Florida middle-school students based on their access to technology and whether they understand how to use it, according to University of Florida education researchers.  They say this “digital divide” is rooted in […]


ESOL ed alumnus named ‘Top 40 Innovator’ in digital education

James May, a “double EduGator” with two advanced degrees from UF’s College of Education, was named one of this year’s Top 40 Innovators in Education by the national Center for Digital Education.  The center is a national research and advisory […]


PhD candidate in elite company after winning national honor for aiding exceptional children

Crystal Crowe Bishop, a University of Florida doctoral candidate in special education, joined some illustrious company with College of Education ties after receiving the 2013 J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award from the Division for Early Childhood of the international […]


Technology Teaching Lab for future teachers takes interactive learning to higher level

After a few months of training sessions and moderate class scheduling, the UF College of Education’s new “technology teaching laboratory” will open in full swing this fall to hundreds of computer-savvy students—not only in education but from several colleges across […]


‘Rising star’ crafts plot to narrow learning gap

Sometimes, all it takes is a notable quote to inspire a person to seek change, lead reform and serve the community. For University of Florida education doctoral student Jasmine Ulmer, the life-changing words were voiced by former U.S. Secretary of […]


Special Education team awarded $25 million to advance teaching of students with disabilities

The University of Florida’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to address a concern that has plagued American schools for more than two decades—inadequate teaching of children with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education’s […]


Ford Foundation aids UF Latino immigrant education effort

UF bilingual/ESOL education professor Maria Coady will play a leading role in a $400,000 initiative of UF’s Center for Latin American Studies to develop an interdisciplinary outreach program on immigration, religion and social change.  The center recently received a two-year […]


COE ranking jumps 18 spots to 34th in U.S., four programs cited

After a brief downturn, UF’s College of Education has reclaimed its long-held spot in the Top 50 national rankings of America’s best graduate schools, which were announced March 13 by U.S. News and World Report. UF’s 106-year-old education college didn’t […]


UF Teach receives share of $500,000 award from AT&T

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Teach, a novel program considered to be the pillar of the UF College of Education’s science and math education reform strategy, will split $500,000 in support from AT&T with four other universities with similar programs, according […]


COE-P.K. Yonge researchers head $5 million effort to transform middle-school science education

University of Florida education researchers will lead a $5 million effort, funded by the National Science Foundation.


Businesswoman’s $1 million gift creates professorship in early childhood studies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Entrepreneur Anita Zucker, a 1972 education graduate of the University of Florida, last year challenged fellow alumni who had never contributed to make an annual donation to the College of Education. Zucker, a 2010 recipient of UF’s […]


New interdisciplinary center will boost early childhood learning

Efforts to provide high-quality, early learning experiences for Florida’s youngest children received a major boost recently when UF announced the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.


UF Alliance marks 10 years of improving college access for minority students in Florida’s inner-city schools

In 2000, only two seniors from Miami Carol City High School were accepted into the University of Florida. A decade later in 2010, UF enrolled 22 seniors from the inner-city school.