University of Florida College of Education

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College of Education
University of Florida Vertical Signature.svg
Established 1906
Type School of education
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville, Florida,
United States
Dean Glenn E. Good
Students 1,900
Alumni 37,000+
Norman Hall, Spring 2016 (Photo- Lianne Jepson)
Norman Hall, Spring 2016
Norman Hall, home of the College of Education

The University of Florida College of Education is the teacher's college, or normal school, of the University of Florida. The College of Education is located on the eastern portion of the university's Gainesville, Florida campus, and offers specializations in special education, higher education, educational policy, elementary education, counseling, teaching, and other educational programs. It is consistently ranked one of the top schools of education in the nation. The college was officially founded in 1906.[1]

National Rankings: US News & World Report (2018)[edit]

  • College - #14 in the Nation among Public Institutions
  • College - #2 in Online Graduate Education
  • College - #24 in the Nation (Public and Private)
  • Special Education - #5 in Specialty Area
  • Counseling Education - #5 in Specialty Area

Schools & Program Areas[edit]

The College of Education is organized into the following three schools and program areas:

School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE)[edit]

  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling and Guidance
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • Student Personnel in Higher Education
  • Research and Evaluation Methods (REM)

School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS)[edit]

  • Special Education
  • School Psychology
  • Early Childhood Studies (birth through age 5)
  • Unified Early Childhood ProTeach (birth through age 8)
  • Unified Elementary ProTeach

School of Teaching and Learning (STL)[edit]

  • Curriculum, Teaching & Teacher Education
  • Education Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • ESOL/Bilingual Education
  • Language Arts and Children's Literature
  • Literacy and the Arts
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science and Environmental Education
  • SITE: Alternative Certification ' Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Leadership School Improvement
  • UFTeach
  • Unified Elementary ProTeach


Years of Service Dean
1909-1916 John A. Thackston
1916-1920 Harvey Warren Cox
1920-1941 James W. Norman
1941-1949 G. Ballard Simmons
1949-1964 Joseph B. White
1964-1968 Kimball Wiles
1968-1978 Bert Sharp
1978-1994 David Smith
1994-1999 Roderick J. McDavis
2000-2002 Ben F. Nelms
2002-2011 Catherine Emihovich
2011-Current Glenn E. Good

Office of Educational Research[edit]

UF's College of Education faculty and graduate students pursue vital, interdisciplinary research that impacts teaching and learning, education policy and leadership in all education disciplines. By partnering with multiple stakeholders, education faculty engage in novel scholarship and research activities that enhance "whole school" improvement, human development, student achievement, early-childhood readiness, assessment and program evaluation, teacher preparation and retention, and classroom technology advances.

Centers, Institutes, and Affiliates[edit]

See also[edit]

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (UF's K-12 laboratory school since 1934)


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