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Alachua County Public Schools Career Fair – Thursday, November 10th (4pm-6pm)
Explore Your Options!
Ask Questions. Make Contacts. Start a Career.  Meet a variety of departments. Network. Receive tips on resume writing and information on Teacher Certification. Potential on-site interviews. On-site childcare provided. Refreshments. See flyer for additional details.

Join us for Pasco County School’s Fall Instructional Job Fair on November 10th
Pasco County Schools is hosting our Second Annual Fall Instructional Job Fair on Thursday, November 10th. This event is open to graduates and upcoming graduates of all majors who are interested in teaching. Pre-register at See flyer for additional details.

EduGator Tailgate on Saturday, November 12, 2016
The UF College of Education would like to invite ALL COE ALUMS and a guest to the 2016 EduGator Tailgate Party! Hopefully you can join us for a good time on Saturday, November 12, 3 hours before kickoff! There will be lots of food, drinks, music and giveaways, all under the big tent at the UF College of Education, Norman Hall on the Brick Plaza (located between Norman Hall and 13th Street). Please RSVP by November 2.

Teaching for Social Justice Presents: Black Lives Matter in Education
Join TSJ on Monday, October 24th in Norman Rm 2329 from 5-6pm. Donations to the Career Closet Welcome. See flyer for further information.


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Emerging Scholars Program (Freshman and Sophomores)
Looking for your first research experience? Apply to the Emerging Scholars Program! To be eligible, you must have no prior research experience.  Limited slots are available. To apply, you must identify a research mentor to sponsor you and a project to work on for two semesters and apply through the college of your research mentor. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $1000 stipend. Apply here by 5PM Nov. 18.

For more information, see the attached flyer or click here. Need help finding a research project? Come to the Career Resource Center at CR 130 in Module A. CURBS peer mentoring hours are Mon-Fri from 10:40AM-3:50 PM.

Fall ‘16 Graduate Student Research Series  
Could you use a little help with your research? Help with finding better scholarly sources like books and journal articles? Help with reading and making sense of the sources you find, and then writing up your paper? Schedule is located at 

Employment / Internship

Southern Teachers Agency Interview Day – Tuesday, October 25th
A Southern Teachers representative will be on campus to interview University of Florida students who are interested in teaching jobs at great K-12 private/independent schools. Teacher certification is not required for most of these jobs. Students should submit resumes via Gator CareerLink
Resume submission deadline:  October 18

Job Opportunity: Early Childhood Educators (Maitland, FL)
The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando is currently seeking Early Childhood Educators to teach at its award-winning, nationally accredited Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center. The school’s classrooms range from infants through Pre-K. The positions are full-time on a rotating schedule of 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and offer competitive salaries, benefits, and educational opportunities.  To learn more about the positions and to apply, visit

KIPP Jacksonville Schools seeks new educators for the 17-18 school year that desire to begin their teaching career with the best start possible. We are accepting applications for our Baker Teaching Fellowship where Fellows are full-time, certified lower elementary teachers. Full-time salary for the Fellowship year is $42,500 and upon successful completion of the program and an offer of a first-year Lead Teacher position, the salary increases to $47,000. Start an application today at or email Allison Cook at to set up a time to talk or take a tour of our campus.

Jobs Opportunities at Santa Fe College –

Pilot test opportunity for FTCE General Knowledge Test (GK): Reading Subtest
Advantages of Pilot Test Participation (There is no cost to participate in the pilot test.)
For each test form completed, participants will receive $50 cash in the form of a check (mailed to the address provided). Participants will respond to items that may appear on future versions of the General Knowledge Test (GK): Reading Subtest examination. For eligibility and other details, click here.

PACE Center for Girls, Alachua
Are you looking for an internship that can be used for academic credit and that is flexible with your Spring 2017 schedule?

The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program offers a select group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to non-profit management of a school just for girls. Interns are involved in some aspect of programming, administrative duties, development, special events, and outreach. We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s degree. We also accept recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation). PACE internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours/week.  The application deadline is November 18th!

Volunteering – Service

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Two volunteers needed for the Speech and Debate High School program beginning Monday, November 7th at P.K. Yonge School. No experience necessary—Only a desire to make a positive investment in the lives of students. You choose your days. Please contact the Speech & Debate Director, Theo Lightbourne, at 352-392-1554 extension 266 or by email at if you are interested.

Calling Volunteers!
The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council are looking for leaders, co-leaders, chaperones and even those who like to share their expertise with STEM to crafts. To volunteer, it’s a $15.00 registration, good for one year, plus $6.25 for a background check that is good for 3 years. All of our volunteers are trained, 2 trainings on the computer and 2 in person trainings. Please contact Amanda Varrasse at

BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE – applications due by November 17th 
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to explore some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

The UF Lastinger Center for Learning needs volunteers in Alachua County for their Winning Reading Boost program. Beginning next month, several Alachua County elementary schools will begin implementing this unique reading program along with parents, teachers, and community members like you. Together, you will accomplish an incredibly important mission: teaching struggling elementary students how to read.  Click here to learn more.

Service Opportunity for Education Students
This spring, Florida Alternative Breaks will be hosting 3 international trips! This year we have an Education Inequity trip as well as Agroecology, Marine Life Preservation. Our Education Inequity trip will be going to Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in Guatemala and will focus on learning about differences and techniques of education used in other countries. They will work with elementary school students in a classroom environment as well as their teachers.

This trip takes place during Spring Break. The cost is $1350 all inclusive and a $500 deposit is due upon signing up. We have payment plans available for all interested! You can sign up in the Brown Center for Leadership and Service in the Reitz Union 2nd floor. More information can be found on our website and on the FAQ page. In addition to our international trips we have domestic trips that focus on different social issues! Its a great opportunity for UF students seeking a service and involvement opportunity.

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
I need a tutor to teach English for my daughter and me. She is a K(5 age) grade Korean girl and I’m homemaker(36 age). I want the ESOL/Bilingual Education majors or elementary education majors. $15-17/hour for payment. Location NW Gainesville. If you are interested, contact

Experienced Tutor Available
I can offer specialized, individual instruction in the areas of reading and/or math for kindergarteners through fifth grade students to improve achievement. Areas of certification and contact information located here.

Spring 2017 – Courses, Seminars, Study Abroad

Undergraduate Courses
EDA 4930: Introduction to Education Policy (Section # 1004)
Instructor: Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.
This course is an introduction to education policy and analysis. In this course, we will explore: (1) the history of education policy in the United States; (2) key federal and state policies impacting K12 and higher education; (3) the purposes of education/policy; and (4) theoretical and conceptual approaches to policy analysis. In considering contemporary education policy in the U.S., we will pay attention to: current debates, policy designs and their assumptions, and findings on implementation and (intended and unintended) outcomes. In addition, unlike many courses in policy analysis, we will turn a critical eye to the act of policy analysis itself, considering what it means to be a policy analyst and what kind of policy analysis students might engage in as part of their practice

EDA 4930: Athletics and the University (Section # 05D6)
Instructor: Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.
This course will look at the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university.  With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on postsecondary campuses. Within the broader study of athletics we will turn attention to issues of institutional equity, gender and power in the modern university.

EDA 4930: Foundations of Social Justice in Education (Section # 1019)
Instructor: Lauren “LB” Hannahs
Adams (2013) states, “social diversity and social justice are often used interchangeably to refer to social differences as well as to social inequality. These two terms are closely related but not interchangeable.” This course will clarify these differences and situate inequities in education within a social justice framework, focusing on the systemic factors that create inequities and maintain oppression. Students will develop a strong understanding of social justice education, apply a social justice perspective to inequities in education, and engage in an action-based project to further understand social justice-based activism.

EDG 4930 or EDG 6931: Language & Education in the Republic of Ireland
The study abroad will take place April 23 through May 6, 2017. Students will stay in Homestays around Dublin (week 1) and County Donegal (week 2) and will attend schools in both settings. This study abroad is officially a Spring semester course for 3 credit hours, so students in our undergraduate programs can use Bright Futures toward this program. See flyer for additional information. Please contact Maria Coady with any questions (

PHA 4933: Medications and Health
What Medication Questions Come to Mind? Depression, Acne, Travel Medicine, Medical Marijuana … Answers to these and Many More. See flyer for contact information.

POS 4956 or AFA 4905: African Americans in Paris Spring Break Course
Students can earn 2-3 credits for the African Americans in Paris (POS 4956 or AFA 4905) class that will be offered in Paris, France during spring break 2017. Before we leave for Paris, the class will have to watch online lectures and documentaries and write three 3-4 page papers. In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans. Students will also have a free day so that they can visit additional sites in Paris on their own or take a day trip to a nearby city. The $2500 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Please contact Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science at or click here for more information.

UF in India: NGOs and Development
FYC4427/6243: Non-Governmental Organizations
FYC4932/4941/6932: NGOs: The Field Study   Health
Dr. Muthusami Kumaran, faculty member in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences, IFAS is offering a study abroad program to India in Summer 2017. Click here for contact information and other details. Program information located here

Graduate Courses
EDH 7505: Financing (Economics) of Higher Education
Instructor: Isaac McFarlin, Ph.D.
Can higher education make a person more productive?  What are the benefits of a college education?  How do colleges and universities respond to declines in state appropriations?  Are there effective policies to stimulate college-going among high-achieving, low-income students?  These questions and others are in the domain of the economics of higher education.  To address these issues, we will use basic principles from economics such as supply and demand frameworks and human capital models to better understand individual and institutional decision-making within the higher education sector. Topics will include trends in sources of revenue and expenditure for higher education; the role of information, financial aid and incentives; admissions-related policies; the labor market returns to attending college, and other economic forces shaping postsecondary institutions. Empirical content for the course will be drawn from research using modern quasi-experimental and experimental methods.

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