CPET Summer Teaching Opportunity for Graduate Students

CPET’s Precollege Scholars (PCS) Program 2024 is a summer opportunity for UF graduate students (teams of 2 grad students) to design and teach a college-level short course for motivated high school students. Only one proposal application needs to be submitted per team.


PCS offers graduate students the opportunity to enhance their teaching and communication skills, gain experience in disseminating the broader impacts of their scholarship and/or research, serve as a role model/mentor for future colleagues; and offers pre-college students the opportunity to improve their college preparedness.


We invite you and a colleague graduate student to co-design and teach an online short course (16 contact hours total) on a topic of your choice to a small group (15 – 20) of highly motivated high school students. These bright, enthusiastic students are curious and anxious to experience college-level coursework and intellectual interactions and to learn about special topics and life on campus. Due to the online format, we are not limited to serving precollege students, who live near a university or other higher education facility; PCS is open to students all over the country.



  • Your topic should be related to your research or scholarship area in any discipline on campus. Interdisciplinary topics are especially welcomed.

  • Your course should be interactive and engaging- not lecture only; students must actively participate—please be creative!

  • Assignments outside of class are expected; literature analysis, problem sets, case histories, storytelling, small group projects, videos, etc., are just a few examples.

  • You must have a way to assess student learning; short presentations, projects, debates, games, etc., are better choices than exams or multiple-choice quizzes.

  • You must be sure that there are two instructors during each class (this is UF’s Youth Protection requirement!).

  • Graduate student Instructors must undergo a background screening and youth safety training 

  • CPET offers a stipends ($250 for each of 2 instructors).

  • You will select the grade level of the students you wish to reach. You may choose to teach your course for rising high school juniors and seniors only, or target your course to all high school students. You may also require pre-requisites for your short-course (like programming skills).

  • If your course proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a traditional course syllabus with a detailed description of the course.

  • The short courses will be either 2 weeks or 3 weeks in length, with 15-16 contact hours per course (1 credit equivalence). You can choose the session format that is best for you.

Using the application form, you will select one of these sessions:

Session 1: June 10 – July 2

Session 2: June 25 – July 19

CPET can offer only a small stipends — so you are essentially volunteering!….but we do provide a legitimate teaching (not just a TA) experience that can help your resume, enhance communication skills, and increase the broader impacts of your research; and we write strong letters of recommendation! Far more importantly, you make a huge impact on these bright young students, both personally and professionally, especially since they have lost so much during the pandemic.

As the course director (Hazel Levy,, I am glad to answer any questions, discuss concerns, etc.  Please visit the CPET website for a list of past PCS courses taught by UF graduate student teams (see Precollege Scholars CPET). Once your course is selected, I will meet with you to discuss your course details and schedule, request your syllabus, and to thank you personally (via zoom!) for inspiring, preparing, and exciting students about their future college and careers!


More information about all of our UF CPET programs can be found at

Please complete this linked form by Friday, APRIL 26 to apply to be a Precollege Scholars Program instructor.

Teacher Training Workshop through Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Students interested in teaching elementary grades or middle / high school science are invited to participate in a Teacher Training Workshop through Project Learning Tree (PLT). PLT is an environmental education curriculum for teachers of preK-12 students focused on giving students opportunities to learn about science concepts through engaging activities in and outside of the classroom. This training will introduce teachers to the curriculum through opportunities to experience some of the lessons while also learning about how to successfully implement this type of learning with preK-12 students.

  • The 3 hour PLT workshop workshop will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00am- noon at the Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center (210 SE 134 Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667).

  • All participants will receive a $20 per hour stipend as well as PLT instructional materials.

  • This workshop is limited to the first 25 preservice teachers who sign up. Registration is required for participation.

  • Register here:

Dell Member Purchase Program–A discount initiative designed for UF students and employees. This recently introduced program will grant members the opportunity to avail themselves of the most favorable prices for Dell computers, along with occasional discount coupons.

Program details:

  • NEW 5% off stackable coupon available to members (exclusions may apply)

  • Best price guaranteed on consumer PCs from Dell

  • Free enrollment in Dell Rewards Loyalty Program: up to 3% back + Free Expedited Shipping

  • Active military and veteran’s discount

How to shop:

  1. Members can shop 24/7 at:

  2. Members will need to verify their work/student email address to obtain the coupon

  3. Enroll in Dell Rewards to receive up to 3% back on every purchase + Free Expedited Shipping

  4. Apply coupon at checkout – coupon will stack on top of offers (some exclusions may apply).

  5. If members have any questions, please reach out to and include your Member ID: 42272435

Teachers Test Prep Scholarship

Each year, Teachers Test Prep awards two $5,000 scholarships: one to an aspiring elementary school teacher and one to an aspiring secondary school teacher. Funds go directly to the recipients to use in whatever way will be most helpful to them as they work towards their accreditation. To enter, applicants simply need to create a short video telling the story of a teacher who inspired them, and what they learned from that teacher that they’d like to pass on to the students they will teach. Applications close on July 31, 2024.

If you have any questions about the scholarships, please feel free to get in touch with us at



Employment and Internship Opportunities

UF College of Education Student Services-FWS Student Assistant

The College of Education’s Student Services is recruiting part-time Federal Work Study (FWS) students to join the team for SUMMER 2024 and/or FALL 2024. Student assistants are responsible for assisting in the administration of departmental activities and providing a welcoming environment for students.

Applicants should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work independently. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing excellent customer service and assisting student, staff, and faculty inquiries
  • Answering phone calls and email inquiries
  • Performing clerical duties that support departmental operations
  • Maintaining discretion and confidential information
  • Assisting with college events and office projects.

This position is open to currently enrolled students and all majors are welcome to apply. This position has the potential to continue in the summer and fall semesters.

Apply here:

Jacksonville Classical Academy

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Riverside Campus

Lower School Teacher (2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade History, 6th Grade Science/Literature)

Reading Interventionist

Fort Caroline Campus

Lower School Teacher (1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade)

Music Teacher

Reading Interventionist

Math Interventionist

ESE Teacher

For questions or to apply, candidates can send their resume and information to

Counselors-Palm Beach County Schools

Please send a copy of your resume and certification to Should your credentials meet the hiring requirements, you will be added to our school counseling pool, and your information shared with principals and hiring managers.

More information:

Saint Andrew’s School-Boca Raton

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Apply here:

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy-Elementary Teacher

FLSA: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Principal
General Summary: Under the direction of the school principal, is responsible for supporting the Diocese of St. Augustine in its mission to educate, evangelize and catechize youth in a Catholic school environment.
**Florida Teaching Certificate Preferred

Apply here:

Diocese of St. Augustine:

Internship Opportunity with Energy Bus for Schools

We are looking for an intern to assist with our school activities curriculum! Currently, schools use an activity guide as they go through our program. Each year, we revamp the activity guides with new information, activities, and ideas for all our schools. This is not a design internship but an opportunity to be creative and research/develop activities that students would do based on our established Energy Bus principles.

For more information:

WEDU PBS-Education Coordinator | Tampa, FL


The Education Coordinator will be a key member of the Education team. This staffer will play a vital role in supporting WEDU PBS educational outreach and engagement activities. The Education Coordinator collaborates with the Communications Department on promotions and events. This position  provides support to effectively and efficiently assist in reaching the targeted goals of the department and the organization as a whole.

Apply here

Oak Hall Summer Camp Counselors

Summer Student Employment w/ Housing - UF STEM Summer Camp Counselor

Parent Educator-UF College of Medicine, OBGYN Department

Full Time, Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Putnam

A Parent Educator implements the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. The incumbent must renew Parent Educator Certification annually. Incumbent will utilize a personal vehicle in order to drive to homes and community sites to meet with families in Putnam county. Bilingual (Spanish) candidates highly desired.

Florida Elks Youth Camp

Teach for America

Seniors and Graduate Students: Are you interested in challenging yourself in an impact-driven career after you graduate?

  • By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a network of leaders. Check out our leadership corps program here.
  • We offer full salary, benefits, scholarships, stipends, professional development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings for every corps member.

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmxn: Do you want to make a direct impact next semester?

  • Consider applying to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship to work directly with elementary or middle school students this spring. We’re seeking college students to lead virtual, small group tutoring sessions with for 3 – 5 hours a week. This is a part-time, paid opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. Check out our info session recording and apply by April 24.

P.K. Yonge Summer Adventures in Mathematics Camp

Teach at P.K. Yonge’s Summer Adventures in Mathematics Camp 2024!

Who: College of Education Preservice Teachers

When: June 3rd-27th. Monday-Thursday, 7:45am-1:00pm

Where: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Campus

You will be the classroom teacher for a group of ~12 students in upper elementary. This is a paid work opportunity. If interested, contact Dr. Ross Van Boven at as soon as possible.

*Pay includes two full planning days prior to June 3rd.

AmeriCorps Environmental Educators

Florida 4-H Camps

Monroe County School District

Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Gainesville Thrives 

Gainesville Thrives works to promote tutoring and mentoring for kindergarten through high school students, as well as other services for expectant parents, parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschool children. By informing the faith-based community and others of Gainesville’s needs and opportunities, we can achieve long-term academic success for students and stronger and healthier families.

You can join in our mission at Gainesville Thrives ( as the local partner of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide age-appropriate books by mail to children from birth to four years old. We need volunteers to register families attending library story times, museum toddler activities, and community and church events.  You can participate at a single activity or weekly outreach to improve literacy for underserved children in Alachua County and change their trajectory in life. Join our UF Student Chapter: or apply for an internship to learn how an educational nonprofit works.

Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy

  • A local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with and without special needs through sports. This spring, we have a very hands-on learning experience available for students interested in working with children. We are looking for highly motivated volunteers to participate in our Adaptive classes on Saturdays.
  • Interested students should reach out to us

ESOL Achieves

Kids Count

  • Kids Count is a free afterschool program in East Gainesville that serves 70 elementary school students at 2 locations. Our goal is to empower our students by providing individualized literacy tutoring, homework assistance, and social emotional learning opportunities.
  • Seeking volunteers that are willing to commit at least 1 hour a week and have an interest in working with elementary age kids. We provide all training necessary!
  • Email:

Alachua County Council of PTAs Volunteer Opportunities

  • Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to connect with local schools, gain hands-on experience, and align your coursework with practical insights? Look no further than the Alachua County Council of PTAs (ACCPTA)!
  • Why Volunteer with ACCPTA?
  • The mission of PTAs everywhere is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
  • By volunteering through ACCPTA, you can gain unparalleled insights into the education system, enabling you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-life scenarios. If you aspire to work in education, non-profit, or related fields, volunteering with us will provide you with practical experience that can set you apart when pursuing future career opportunities. Many educational programs require volunteer hours as part of their curriculum. ACCPTA offers fulfilling volunteer roles with local school PTA units that can help you meet these requirements while making a meaningful impact.
  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities:
  • We offer a wide range of volunteer positions that cater to your specific interests and the varying needs of our local schools. Whether you’re interested in fundraising, event planning, leadership roles, or general volunteer tasks, ACCPTA has a role for you and can connect you with a local school in need of your skills.
  • You can learn more about our organization here: About Us – Alachua County Council PTA (
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Tutoring and Childcare

Private Tutor

Volunteers for Paid Chronic Pain Research Study