Teachers, principals and educational leaders shape the future every day. If you dream of having a positive influence in your classroom and in our community, then there’s no better place to start than here.

At University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Education, our guiding principles – learn, lead, inspire, transform – are reflected in every aspect of our programs and give our graduates a foundation that will serve them throughout their careers.

Degrees & Programs

Our programs are grounded in research-based practices, critical perspectives and arts-integrated instruction designed in collaboration with our professional partnership network.

School of Education Degrees & Programs

Faculty & Staff

The faculty of the School of Education are trailblazers in regional, national and international education, each with a deep commitment to preparing innovative educators poised to positively impact individuals and communities both locally and beyond.

School of Education Faculty & Staff

Accreditation & Certification

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a leader in integration of the arts in education. The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) granted USF Sarasota-Manatee NCATE accreditation for both its initial and advanced educator preparation programs. All programs that lead to professional certification are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. Learn about how USF Sarasota-Manatee meets the highest standards of professional educator preparation in the United States, what the candidate and graduation data looks like for our students, and take a peek at our Teacher Preparation Program Report through Florida eIPEP.

USFSM School of Education Accreditation

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