As an NCATE-accredited institution, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee meets the highest standards of professional educator preparation in the United States. Our programs have been examined by the best in the field and have passed their test of excellence.  We pledge to continue to lead in teacher education as a reflection of our dedication to you and to our community.

Our programs stress real-world clinical experiences, such as those offered in a professional development school, that enrich your education through the guidance and effective teaching strategies of our faculty and colleagues in the field.  We carry out this work as a community of scholars in an active research environment. Students, scholars and practitioners work alongside one another to build successful educational institutions and programs and to positively impact the lives of students. Every day our faculty and students are in the community we share, discovering ways we can improve the education of children and adults for years to come, and sharing what we have learned with scholars internationally.

As a former component of the College of Education at the University of South Florida, which is accredited by NCATE, the College of Education at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is accredited on an interim basis, to give it the opportunity to seek accreditation in its own right.