PO Box 117040 140 Norman Hall University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 352.392.0728 www.education.ufl.edu
2007-08 FACT SHEET
UF Education Rankings
1st among education colleges in Florida /lan~ s
24h among public education schools of the elite AAU institutions /-/
44th overall nationally //r
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counselor education (No. 2), special education (4), and
elementary education (23).
Who We Are
The UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, founded in 1906, consistently ranks in the
top 25 among public education schools in the elite Association of American Universities.
The college's national reputation for innovation-forged through pioneering initiatives
such as Head Start, the community college system and the middle school movement-
endures today. By partnering with public schools and communities across the state, UF
education faculty engage in novel scholarship and research activities that enhance school
improvement, student achievement, teacher preparation and professional development,
and leadership development in all education disciplines.
Teaching is one of several career paths that UF education students can choose from.
Today, nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelor's and advanced degree programs,
offered within five academic units: Counselor Education Educational Administration
and Policy Educational Psychology Special Education School of Teaching and
To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21 century, heightened
emphasis on emerging technology, advanced graduate studies, public scholarship and
interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education
Key Initiatives: Public Scholarship
A $5 million grant is helping UF and partnering community groups launch a statewide
school-readiness program for at-risk pre-schoolers, starting in Miami-Dade County;
UF's new FloridaTeach and Science for Life programs, buoyed by some $6 million in
combined grant support, will help close the critical gap in math and science education;
Special education researchers, under a $1.6 million federal grant, are field-testing new
strategies for helping students deal with anger management issues;
New job-embedded, distance-education programs let Florida teachers earn master's in
education degrees online from UF while remaining in their own classrooms;
Teams of Counselor Education professors and students make regular visits to New
Orleans, providing counseling services and evaluating strategies used to help local
school teachers and their students cope in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Facts & Figures
Enrollment: 1,875 full-time students
Faculty: 116 full-time
External funds (research & training grants): nearly $7 million in 2006-07
Minority students: 15 percent of total student enrollment
Alumni: More than 29,000 total; 26,000 living
Degree programs: 20 in five academic departments, with 45 concentration areas
Affiliates, Centers and Institutes
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School: Since its 1934 founding, UF's renowned laboratory school has
served as a center of innovative educational program development and dissemination for K-12 students.
UF Alliance: A school-improvement partnership between UF and high-poverty high schools and middle schools
across Florida, designed to improve teaching practices, leadership and educational opportunities for students in
Center for School Improvement: Cultivates UF partnerships with Florida schools to provide novel, "inquiry-based"
professional development programs as a primary method of school improvement.
Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE): Research by center faculty provides insights into
critical special education issues concerning teacher preparation, quality and retention.
Institute of Higher Education: UF resident faculty provide mentoring, networking and continuing professional
development opportunities for higher education practitioners and leaders, with special emphasis on Florida
community colleges and underrepresented groups.
Lastinger Center for Learning: Mobilizes the expertise and resources of UF's interdisciplinary research community
to improve teaching, learning and child well-being in schools and communities throughout Florida.
Investment Opportunities: UF's "Florida Tomorrow" Campaign
As part of UF's record $1.5 billion capital campaign, which runs
through 2012, the college's ambitious $20 million fundraising goal
reflects a commitment to transform all levels of education-from
cradle to college to career advancement.
The top campaign priority calls for renovating and expanding
historic Norman Hall to create an education research and
technology complex, where UF researchers from multiple disciplines
would adapt the latest information technologies to transform how
education has been traditionally delivered.
The campaign also targets adding graduate fellowships and
scholarships, endowed chairs and named professorships, and new
research centers including an Early Childhood Center of Excellence.
For more information, contact UFCOE Development Office at
(352) 392-0728, ext. 600; or toll-free at (866) 773-4504, ext. 600;
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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