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For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report rated the University of Florida College of Education as America’s best online graduate education degree program.

What does it take to rank No. 1? U.S. News says the college’s online program stands out for its strong student engagement, admissions selectivity and faculty credentials, among other factors. Read the story to learn more and see what students are saying.

The latest rating comes after comes after U.S. News in March ranked the College of Education 19th nationally among public education schools in on-campus graduate degree programs.


Online enrollments for the current school year


Number of current online course sections


Ratio of faculty to doctoral students

We are proud of Gayle Nelson Evans for her University of Florida 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Award for demonstrated excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching!

We are honored that Gayle is impacting students’ lives here at the College of Education for the #GatorGood. Find out more about this exceptional science teacher and her program, UFTeach!​

Check out more of Gayle’s work…

Distinguished Faculty & Students


Dr. Joe Gagnon (left)

With his latest project, Gagnon aims to shed light on the devastating effects poor quality education has on formerly incarcerated teens.


Dr. Sevan Terzian (right)

Four of Terzian’s former students collaborated on an edited volume that explores how popular media images of American education have changed throughout the 20th century.

“I see science as being more than just developing kids for science jobs later on. You’re really creating an individual who is going to be functioning in multiple fields.”

Money for newly funded awards

Faculty at the College of Education won $15,944,299 for new awards in the 2014 – 2015 school year. That’s up from the $8,057,467 from the year before that.


Event Highlights

Early Childhood Summit

The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida and the colleges of Education, Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, and Law hosted a national summit that served as a convener of the nation’s outstanding thought-leaders.

Renowned researchers, educators, scholars, policy makers and leaders from across the U.S. joined to address timely topics that combine research, policy and practice to establish science-informed actions and advocacy and inform the public about why investments in early childhood are critical.


Testimonials from Alumni

The program opened new windows into online teaching and learning in higher education, exposed me to the rich history the military has in distance education and innovation, and gave me a better understanding of the exciting challenges of integrating technology into K-12 educational environments.

Truly Hardemon, M.Ed.Curriculum & Instruction graduate, 2012

The faculty was very supportive throughout the entire program. There was never a time I felt slighted, in the terms of resources and support from the faculty just because I was an online student.

Meredith B. Coughlin, Ed.D.Education Technology Online graduate, 2013

The reputation and preparation at the University of Florida made me competitive among employers compared to other graduates. The diverse faculty interests coupled with opportunities to collaborate with other programs and departments allows graduate students a great deal of flexibility to pursue unique areas of interest.

I’m a proud alumni for life – Go Gators!

Eric Rossen, Ph.D.School Psychology graduate, 2007


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 Higher Ed. scholar named fellow to office charged with improving U.S. public service

Assistant Professor Dennis Kramer will spend the upcoming academic year in Washington, D.C., as a fellow for the Office of Evaluation Sciences conducting research on education topics, such as federal student aid.

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