Educators change lives. Their influence awakens our potential to think critically as we learn, understand and grow. With wisdom and discernment, educators take us on an inward journey that lasts a lifetime. Do you feel called to be such a professional?
The USF Roger and Ruth Fredrikson School of Education prepares
educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions requisite to achieve lifelong
learning for all students.
With an emphasis on servant-leadership and a collaborative
environment, we prepare candidates for initial certification, P-12 educators in advanced programs, and leaders in adult and higher education.
The Fredrikson School of Education offers undergraduate majors in elementary education
and secondary education, special education, and a graduate degree that leads to
initial teacher certification. With its nationally accredited educator
preparation programs, the Fredrikson School of Education embraces professional standards
for quality initial teacher preparation, including knowledge of the learner and
learner differences, content knowledge, instructional practice, and
Embracing USF's motto of "Culture for Service,"
the Fredrikson School of Education provides educators with multiple
opportunities to become a professional who understands the importance of combining intellect with spirit, knowledge with service. Graduate degrees in educational leadership
qualify educators for principal or superintendent licensure.
Master’s degree programs are also available for educators who want to
specialize in reading or technology, as well as for professionals in adult and
higher education settings.