It is my honor and privilege to serve as Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The faculty, students, and staff strive to enrich the lives of our students and those with whom they will work on a daily basis. These are exciting times in the College as we begin to build our future together.
Students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee benefit from the first-rate faculty of a research university system in a smaller campus environment. You can expect individual attention to be the norm as we help you strive to reach your educational and professional goals. You will also discover that your professors will be nationally and internationally known experts in the fields in which they teach. These are unique advantages offered only at a research university in your hometown.
The benefits of the USFSM College of Education do not stop, of course, at the classroom. We are also able to offer multiple learning and networking opportunities to our students through our strong partnership relationships with local school districts through and beyond our professional development schools. Our graduates are highly desired by employers throughout the region and state.
I welcome you to look around the website and learn more about our programs and world-class faculty. As you do so, you will also notice a strong commitment to real-world experiences and evidence-based practice. We embrace the challenges of improving educator preparation based on practical feedback from our students, professional partners, and faculty. Together, we will advance teaching and learning into the future.
Terry A. Osborn, Ph.D.