Vision, Mission, Values

The College of Education seeks to prepare exemplary teachers and school leaders for roles in a diverse and changing society.

The College offers graduate and undergraduate programs that are recognized for accomplishing defined learning outcomes, supported by a foundation of applied research, and dedicated to meeting the needs of the diverse communities it serves.

 The faculty and staff of the College of Education are here to help you become knowledgeable professionals, reflective teachers and collaborative leaders.

Students like majoring in Education at USF St. Petersburg because…

  • We offer the advantages of a Top 50 research university in a close-knit learning community.
  • We offer small classes taught by professors who are conducting groundbreaking research.
  • Our faculty are experienced in the schools and nationally known in their fields.
  • Our faculty are great teachers who care about each of their students.
  • We offer career networking and graduate admission advantages.
  • We offer graduate degrees that integrate practical experience and educational research.

Emblem: Conceptual Framework

Vision

The College of Education at USF St. Petersburg will be recognized as a premier institution for the preparation of teachers and school leaders, enhanced by the excellence of its faculty, and dedicated to the students and communities it serves.

Mission

The College of Education at USF St. Petersburg seeks to prepare exemplary teachers and school leaders for roles in a diverse and changing society. The college offers graduate and undergraduate programs that are recognized for accomplishing defined learning outcomes, supported by a foundation of applied research, and dedicated to meeting the needs of the diverse communities it serves. In pursuit of this mission, faculty are guided by a respect for evidence, the pursuit of scholarship, and the ethics of community responsibility.

 Values

  • A collegial, inviting, and safe learning environment that emphasizes excellent teaching, encourages growth, and rewards academic achievement.
  • Deliberative dialogue in making decisions and solving problems.
  • An education rich in theory, research, and practical experience that enables graduates to pursue careers and professions with competence and confidence.
  • Governance and shared responsibility.
  • Honesty, integrity, and openness while promoting ethical behavior.
  • Efficient, trustworthy, and able stewardship of the college.