More than a job.
It’s a passion.

The University of Florida College of Education ranks No. 1 among education schools in Florida and the Southeast, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Education Schools. Two academic programs rank in the top 10 nationally in specialty areas: Special Education at No. 5 and Counselor Education at No. 6, while Curriculum and Instruction made the list at No. 17 and Elementary Teacher Education at No. 19. These latest rankings highlight the college’s growing lead in producing well-trained educators and delivering quality instruction.


Online enrollments for the current school year


Number of current online course sections


Ratio of faculty to doctoral students

Distinguished Faculty


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.


Outstanding Alums


To Jaya Jesudoss, a graduate of the Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI) program, a dedication to advance in her practice and to develop connections with students creates a quality learning experience in
the classroom.

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


Counselor Ed. faculty, students reflect on volunteer effort after Orlando Pulse nightclub tragedy

Several months have passed since a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — a horrific tragedy the likes of which rarely strikes so close to the University of Florida. While the trauma of the lives lost will long […]

Athletes have coaches, why not teachers?

UF scholars are recommending just that: all teachers should have a skilled coach as a way to improve the nation’s educational system.

UF awarded $3.5 million to help improve social, emotional behavior of schoolchildren

UF researchers will study the effectiveness of a promising curriculum to help thousands of kindergarten and first grade students at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.

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