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2024

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COEHS Associate Dean receives Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award 

February 22, 2024

Dr. Daniel Dinsmore, Associate Dean of Research, External Funding and Faculty Development of The College of Education and Human Services, is this year’s recipient of the Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award.

COEHS Newsroom 

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UNF receives grant for new postsecondary education program

January 24, 2024

The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services received a $1.5 million three-and-a-half-year grant from the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) to start an inclusive postsecondary education program for UNF students with intellectual disabilities (ID) called USoar.  

UNF Newsroom 

2023

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Dr. Kristi Sweeney prepares students to become effective sport managers

November 3, 2023

Dr. Kristi Sweeney, chair and associate professor in the department of sport management, is a lifelong sports enthusiast who teaches courses in sport finance, fundraising and facility management. The proud soccer mom has been teaching at UNF for 14 years. She says her teaching philosophy involves encouraging her students to think both crtically and analytically.

UNF Newsroom 

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Dr. Liz Gregg, sport management professor, selected for The Anita Aldrich Distinguished Alumni Award

October, 25 2023

This distinguished accolade is presented annually to an outstanding graduate of the School of Public Health-Bloomington, in recognition of significant contributions to the field of public health science. It is named in honor of Dr. Anita Aldrich, who served on the faculty of the school from 1964 to 1985 and was widely recognized as an educational pioneer and champion for the cause of women in higher education, and athletics. 

COEHS News Story

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Gilchrist Berg gives $1.3 million to support the 'mystery and magic of teaching'

October 10, 2023

The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services is pleased to announce a gift of $1.3 million from Gilchrist Berg, local philanthropist and president/founder of Water Street Capital. The gift will support current and future teachers in the region and provide highly trained and high-quality educators to address the critical teacher shortage.

UNF Newsroom 

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Doctoral student inspires youth with innovative game-based learning

September 7, 2023

The process of shaping young minds is both challenging and rewarding. For UNF doctoral student and accomplished educator Nadine Ebri, it’s a process she enjoys to the fullest. “There’s a lot I like about being an educator,” says Ebri. “Seeing how kids’ lives can transform based on the efforts that I put in is one of the things I really love most about teaching.”

UNF Newsroom

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Improving scientific education in the least visited country in the world

August 9, 2023

Dr. Terence Cavanaugh, a professor and expert in educational technology from the University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services, recently concluded a two-month project for the island nation of Tuvalu - the least visited country in the world. This project, requested by the Tuvalu Ministry of Education and provided through the Fulbright Specialist Program, focused on improving failing student scores on science exams throughout the small nation by evaluating assessment data, curriculum and teaching methods.

UNF Newsroom

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Early learners submersed in computer coding camp

July, 20 2023

Local early learners in the first through fifth grades participated in a teaching and learning lab at the University of North Florida's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) where they engaged in hands-on coding projects, challenges and STEM activities with UNF staff and camp counselors for three fun weeks.

UNF Newsroom

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UNF doctoral student receives ISTE's 20 to Watch Award

July, 17 2023

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit focused on accelerating innovation in education, has announced Nadine Ebri among the 2023 ISTE 20 to Watch Award winners.

UNF Newsroom

Sign Language Undergrads

Students demonstrate remarkable critical thinking in undergraduate sign language interpreting

July, 10 2023

Dr. Mark Halley, University of North Florida assistant professor of ASL/English interpreting, and David Phillips, UNF alumni and former visiting faculty, recently published a peer-reviewed article in The Interpreters' Newsletter, the first academic journal in interpreting studies.

COEHS News Story

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UNF professor awarded for exemplary work in professional development schools

July 3, 2023

Dr. Elizabeth Hale, University of North Florida assistant professor of literacy and faculty-in-residence at Tiger Academy, was awarded the national Exemplary PK20 Boundary Spanner Award by the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS).

UNF Newsroom

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Alum Terrence Connor appointed Sarasota's County's Superintendent of Schools

June 27, 2023

Terrence Connor, an alumnus of the University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Schools for Sarasota County. Connor currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), where he has played a significant role in shaping the district’s academic, financial, operational and community engagement decisions.

UNF Newsroom

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UNF professor receives Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award

June 15, 2023

Dr. Amanda Pascale, associate professor in the University of North Florida’s Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management, is this year’s recipient of the Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award.

UNF Newsroom

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New UNF research published on graffiti, poetry and language development

June 13, 2023

Dr. Nile Stanley, associate professor of literacy and arts education at the University of North Florida, co-authored a recently published study on local curated graffiti poetry exhibits and the profound impact of inclusive community art.

COEHS News Story

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Higher Education Administration faculty, students and alumni participate in the National Education Finance Academy annual conference

April 21, 2023

Higher Education Administration (HEA) Associate Professor, Dr. Luke Cornelius, along with several HEA graduate students and alumni presented at the National Education Finance Academy annual conference this April in Indianapolis, IN.

COEHS News Story

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UNF announces the recipients of the 2023 Gladys Prior Award

April 19, 2023

The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), on behalf of philanthropist Gilchrist Berg, surprised four local Jacksonville teachers with the 2023 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence and $15,000 each, one of the largest monetary awards for teachers in the nation.

UNF Newsroom

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UNF associate instructor presents at the STEM Sign Language Lexicon Founders and Leaders Workshop in Washington D.C.

April 10, 2023

University of North Florida associate instructor for Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education, Michael Stultz, presented at the STEM Sign Language Lexicon Founders and Leaders Workshop at Gallaudet University in March. This collaborative workshop aimed to bridge the communication gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and make STEM education more accessible and inclusive for everyone. 

COEHS News Story

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COEHS graduate student and ESE mentor teacher receives the Marva Collins Diversity Award at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

April 7, 2023

Huyen Le, COEHS graduate student and teacher at Atlantic Coast High School, received the Marva Collins Diversity Award at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention & Expo in Louisville, KY on March 2, 2023, from the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD).

COEHS News Story

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COEHS faculty and school partners participate in the 2023 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium in Jacksonville

April 6, 2023

UNF’s Clinical Practice Fellows, Dr. Rebecca West Burns, Dr. Rachelle Curcio and Dr. Megan Lynch co-chaired the 2023 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium. Over 100 teacher educators attended this event which took place on March 26 following the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference.

COEHS News Story

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COEHS professor honored with ATE's distinguished teacher educator award

April 5, 2023

Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, UNF College of Education and Human Services Professor, has been awarded the prestigious Hans C. Olsen Distinguished Teacher Educator Award at this year’s Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. The Hans C. Olsen Award for the Distinguished Teacher Educator has been established by ATE to select and honor those individuals who embody all seven of the ATE Teacher Educator Standards and those whose contributions to the preparation of teachers are worthy of special recognition.

COEHS News Story

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UNF faculty, students and PDS partners present at the annual NAPDS Conference in Jacksonville

April 4, 2023

More than 50 University of North Florida faculty, undergraduate and graduate students and school-based partners in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties participated in the 2023 NAPDS (National Association for Professional Development Schools) Conference that took place at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24.

COEHS News Story

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Project SPIDERS faculty and doctoral students present at the annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference

March 15, 2023

UNF Project SPIDERS faculty and doctoral students attended and presented at the annual Council for Exceptional Children Conference (CEC) in Louisville, KY. CEC is the largest professional organization serving people and students with disabilities in the world. Project SPIDERS, School-University Ppartnerships Influencing aDvocacy and Engaging Rural Special Educators, is a grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

COEHS News Story

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College of Education students participate in Holmes Scholars meeting

March 9, 2023

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Excellence (AACTE). In partnership with the Holmes Scholars Program, the college’s doctoral students were able to participate in the 75th AACTE annual meeting and pre-conference that is dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The students were able to network, expand research perspectives, engage in tangible writing labs, and learn from a diverse group of passionate people.

COEHS News Story

Julia Mayeshiba at the DCPS teacher of the year banquet accepting her award

UNF alumna selected as DCPS Teacher of the Year

February 24, 2023

Julia Mayeshiba, a University of North Florida Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) Cohort 5 alumna, was honored as the 2023 VyStar Duval County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during the 32nd Annual EDDY Awards. She was selected from among 180 Teacher of the Year nominees, each representing a DCPS school.

COEHS News Story

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College of Education student receives Wolfburg Fellowship

February 15, 2023

Shaneka Ferrell, a student in the University of North Florida's College of Education and Human Services, received a Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education which she will use to support her dissertation research that grew from her involvement with UNF’s former Center for Urban Education and Policy.

COEHS News Story

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UNF faculty find inclusive design in online courses improves student success

January 23, 2023

Drs. Suzanne Ehrlich and Amanda Pascale from the University of North Florida Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management recently completed a study that found higher inclusive design scores were significantly correlated with higher pass rates in online courses.

COEHS News Story

Dr. Christine Weber is the co-author of the first guidebook on curriculum design for gifted and high potential learners

UNF professor co-writes new professional learning framework for educators of gifted children

January 4, 2023

Dr. Christine Weber, professor and interim assistant chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum at the University of North Florida, is the co-author of the first guidebook on curriculum design for gifted and high potential learners.

COEHS News Story

2022

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COEHS and UNF engineering students help preserve a legacy of education and community 

November 2, 2022

Last Summer, three UNF civil engineering students, (Alexander Anderson, Lionela Agastra and Jacob Fiallos), who were enrolled in Dr. Adel ElSafty's "Design of Reinforced Concrete" course, helped with the restoration of the Jacksonville Beach Elementary School #144 for the Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center.

COEHS News Story

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UNF COEHS receives record-setting $7 Million U.S. Education Dept. grant to renew educator pipeline

September 22, 2022

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services has been awarded an over $7 Million partnership grant, Project PREP (Partnering to Renew the Educator Pipeline), alongside Clay County District Schools and UNF’s College of Arts and Sciences to address the critical teacher shortage and create equitable teaching outcomes for every student.

UNF News Story

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UNF Preschool and College of Education team up to offer new learning experiences

August 30, 2022

The University of North Florida Preschool and College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) are working together to increase experiential learning opportunities for UNF education students as well as continue to foster the nurturing learning environment for children that the Preschool has been well known for since 1975.

UNF News Story

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Dr. Rowe Publishes Paper about UNF THRIVE

March 23, 2022

Dr. Tara Rowe, associate director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and director of THRIVE, has recently published a paper in the Journal of College Reading and Learning detailing how the University of North Florida’s THRIVE program has helped students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) successfully navigate their college careers through peer mentoring and other specialized accommodations.

UNF News Story

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Michelle Drinks named a 40 under 40 Honoree by Jacksonville Business Journal

March 16, 2022

Michelle Drinks, director of development for UNF’s College of Education and Human Services, has been named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal for her business success, leadership skills and outstanding professional achievement.

UNF News Story

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School Counseling receives $1.6M GEAR UP grant

February 7, 2022

The College of Education and Human Services' school counseling “SOAR” program has been awarded a $1.6 million U.S. Department of Education Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Partnership grant with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) to help students from low-income backgrounds better prepare for postsecondary education.

This 2021-27 GEAR UP grant is the sixth award for the SOAR program since 1999 and builds upon the rich legacy of collaboration between UNF COEHS and DCPS to increase college access for local students while nurturing the leadership talent of future educators.

UNF News Story

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Painting Osprey pride for UNF’s 50th

February 4, 2022

In celebration of UNF's 50th Anniversary, the College of Education & Human Services invited students, faculty, staff and alumni to create paintings to express our UNF pride. The completed paintings will be displayed throughout the year at MOCA Jacksonville at 333 N. Laura St. and the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery in the John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401.

UNF News Story

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U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Online Programs

January 25, 2022

The University of North Florida has earned high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs list, landing in the top 50 in the nation for its online bachelor’s programs as well as earning recognition for the online master’s in education programs.

UNF ranked in the top schools in the nation for its master’s in education program. The program is recognized for its strong traditional academic foundations based on student-instructor access, graduation rates and instructor credentials as well as for excelling at educating distance learners while offering robust career and financial support. This is the second year in a row that UNF College of Education and Human Services’ Master of Education in Educational Leadership has landed in the top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs, joining SUS schools including UF, FSU and UCF. The program ranked No. 53 in the nation.

  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Early Childhood Educational Leadership 
  • Master of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology, Training and Development

UNF News Story

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Education Students Volunteer in honor of MLK Day

January 21, 2022

College of Education and Human Services’ Jacksonville Teacher Residency program teamed up with the Arc of Jacksonville's On Campus Transition AmeriCorps members and volunteers to give back to a local high school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

UNF News Story

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Sport Data Analytics Lab now home to PGA Tour golfer K.H. Lee

January 3, 2022

The College of Education and Human Services' Sport Data Analytics Lab is now PGA TOUR player K.H. Lee's official performance data analytics manager. The lab will help Lee optimize his performance to improve skills and strategies as well as predict and prevent inquiries.

UNF News Story

2021

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UNF receives $3.5M US Dept. of Education grant to prepare rural special education administrators

December 14, 2021

The UNF College of Education and Human Services, in a collaboration with the University of Oklahoma and the University of Louisville, has been awarded a $3.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the critical shortages of special education administrators to serve in rural districts.
Project SPIDERS (School-university Partnerships Influencing aDvocating and Engaging Rural Special Educators) will kick off Spring 2022. The funding will support 18 doctoral students (six at UNF) through doctoral programs that prepare special education personnel who are well-qualified for and can act effectively in leadership positions in rural school systems.

UNF News Story

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund awards UNF education students’ scholarships

December 6, 2021

At a recent men’s basketball game the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), in partnership with the CEM Foundation, announced a new scholarship to support and encourage diverse male student athletes who are considering teaching careers in Duval County Public Schools. Over the course of three years, multiple diverse male student athletes in the UNF College of Education and Human Services will receive a $2,500 annual scholarship as well as membership, sponsored by the CEM Foundation, into JPEF’s IGNITE Young Professionals Group. These partnerships and scholarships are a small part of JPEF’s commitment to help recruit and retain 1,000 diverse male teachers by 2025.

UNF News Story

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UNF Alumni and COEHS LLC celebrate Deck the Chairs

December 1, 2021

Through a social media voting campaign, the Make a Difference in Education (M.A.D.E.) LLC chair won a contest to have their "tiny chair" come to life at the annual Deck the Chairs event in Jacksonville Beach. All M.A.D.E. LLC students are first-year students in teacher education majors, and their chair has a colorful blend of UNF pride and education symbols like books and primary colors.

UNF News Story

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COEHS joins ElevatED Challenge

November 22, 2021

The College of Education and Human Services joined eight other education colleges around the state in the first-ever ElevatED Challenge—a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education. The challenge ran from Nov. 22 through Nov. 30.

UNF News Story

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Jacksonville Teacher Residency program focuses on preparing Black male educators

November 15, 2021

The UNF College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)’s Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program is working on two new initiatives to prepare Black as well as diverse male educators for the workforce.

UNF News Story

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Director of UNF THRIVE program honored with NASPA’s outstanding service award

October 28, 2021

Dr. Rowe, Director of COEHS' THRIVE program was honored with the “Outstanding Service to Students Award” by the Florida chapter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) during the NASPA-FL Virtual Drive-In Conference on Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 15.

UNF News Story

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COEHS receives significant DOE grant to prepare ASL/English interpreters for K-12 schools

October 26, 2021

The College of Education and Human Services' ASL/English Interpreting Program has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to increase the number of highly qualified, academically prepared ASL/English interpreters ready to work in the K-12 educational setting.

UNF News Story

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Graduate student receives fellowship from the American Association of University Women

October 19, 2021

Katoria Carter, a University of North Florida graduate student currently enrolled in the Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting program, has recently been awarded a 2021-22 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Recipients of this award are dedicated to pursuing academic work and leading innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

UNF News Story

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NEFSTEM joins the Scratch Education Collaborative

August 26, 2021

The College of Education and Human Services’ Northeast Florida Center for STEM Education (NEFSTEM) recently joined the Scratch Education Collaborative, an international network of organizations focused on supporting learners from historically marginalized communities in developing their confidence with creative computing using the Scratch computer programming platform.

UNF News Story

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UNF STEP Lab provides space for hands-on learning across disciplines

August 10, 2021

Dr. Nicholas Eastham, UNF STEP Lab supervisor and faculty administrator, came up with a one-of-a-kind lesson plan and demonstration for Rebekah Wallis, adjunct COEHS faculty member, and her students studying to be special education educators. The class constructed accessible “breadboards” that can be made and used by people of various age levels and abilities with materials found around the house.

UNF News Story

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THRIVE program director discusses peer mentoring programs with the Disability Compliance for Higher Education journal

July 28, 2021

Dr. Tara Rowe, associate director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and director of THRIVE, was recently featured in an interview for the July 2021 issue of Disability Compliance for Higher Education to discuss the peer mentoring programs offered to students registered with SAS at UNF. 

UNF News Story

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Taylor Leadership Institute partners with First Tee

July 26, 2021

The Taylor Leadership Institute is partnering with First Tee to serve as leadership mentors for the First Tee Scholars as part of a Pre-College Retreat. This partnership will serve as a model of collaboration between UNF’s Taylor Leadership Institute and First Tee as they work together to help equip the First Tee Scholars with the leadership skills that will help them thrive both now and in the future.

UNF News Story

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Professor presents at International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

July 19, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Renée Kilpatrick, assistant professor of deaf education, recently presented her research, “Written Language Inventory for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Identification and expansion of students' writing repertoires,” at the 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. Her presentation summarized the work she and her colleagues have done to develop a Written Language Inventory (WLI) and supplemental materials for teachers of the deaf throughout the past eight years.

UNF News Story

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UNITE Design Lab for inclusive workplace training unveiled

July 7, 2021

The College of Education and Human Services has unveiled a new virtual lab focused on Universal Design for Learning. The Universal Design for Inclusion in Training and Education (UNITE) Design Lab will serve as a virtual space for corporations, companies, and organizations to engage in research, collaboration, training and development for today’s workforce aimed at promoting innovation and inclusivity.

UNF News Story

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CUEP's Hope and History Mural voted Jacksonville's Best Public Art

July 2, 2021

The COEHS'  Hope and History Mural Project was recently voted “Jacksonville’s best public art” in the JaxBest list, a guide compiled by News4Jax WJXT Ch.4 viewer votes that showcases the local things that make Jacksonville so unique. Local h igh school students worked with CUEP staff, UNF volunteers and local artists including lead muralist Nicole Holderbaum to bring their vision to life. Alongside local history-makers and Civil Rights activists, over 25 area youth studied Jacksonville’s Civil Rights history and realized their own capacity to create changes today.

UNF News Story, News4Jax Story

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UNF hosts 'Seven Bridges Writing Project' as part of the NWP Summer Institute

June 3, 2021

The National Writing Project (NWP) at the University of North Florida, also known as the Seven Bridges Writing Project, will hold the second annual Summer Institute on the UNF campus from June 14 to June 18, 2021. As the only NWP site in the region, the Seven Bridges Writing Project serves students and teachers across a 100-mile radius throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia focusing on research-based ways to engage students in empowerment through writing.

UNF News Story

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COEHS professor co-authors 'Nine Essentials' national professional development school guidelines

June 2, 2021

Dr. Rebecca West Burns, director of clinical practice and educational partnerships for UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) and a Bill Herrold Endowed Professor, co-authored the recently released National Association for Professional Development Schools’ second edition of the “Nine Essentials,” the national guidelines that set the standard for high quality school-university partnerships.

UNF News Story

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UNF faculty/staff create “Teaching Innovations and Exemplars” website

May 7, 2021

University of North Florida launched the “ Teaching Innovations and Exemplars ” website that shares the imaginative teaching innovations developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by UNF faculty including Dr. Jen Kilpatrick,  deaf education assistant professor, and  Dr. Hope (Bess) Wilson, teaching, learning & curriculum associate professor.  The featured innovations are intended to help spark curiosity and inspire fellow educators to adopt creative teaching methods and practices – not just during COVID, but beyond.

UNF News Story

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COEHS Alumna, Jennifer Pryor Halter, named FL Principal of the Year

May 5, 2021

The Florida Department of Education named Jennifer Pryor Halter, principal at Green Cove Springs Junior High School in Clay County, the 2021 Principal of the Year for the State of Florida.

Halter graduated with a master's degree in educational leadership and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from the University of North Florida's College of Education and Human Services in Educational Leadership. 

UNF News Article, News 4 Jax News Story

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UNF College of Education and Human Services announces 2021 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipients

April 29, 2021

In an effort to surprise the teachers with the good news, principals in the Duval County Public School district invited faculty and staff to join for a special Zoom meeting where the winning teachers were announced in front of their peers. Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, UNF COEHS Dean, was also in attendance to make the special announcement.

UNF News ArticleJacksonville.com Article (for subscribers)

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UNF presents ‘THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education’ seminar with Dr. Temple Grandin

April 22, 2021

The University of North Florida’s Transition to Healthiness, Resourcefulness, Independence, Vocation, and Education (THRIVE) program is hosting a “THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education” seminar featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor and autism activist.

UNF News Article

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Explore social justice and education at UNF’s Bridges Summer Camp

April 21, 2021

The University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP) will host the annual free Bridges Summer Camp for high schoolers who want to learn about education and community building from racial equity, social justice and activist perspectives. The two-week virtual camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays from Monday, July 5, through Friday, July 16. 

UNF News StoryFirst Coast News

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UNF alumna receives NAPDS 'Outstanding Dissertation Award'

April 9, 2021

Dr. Catherine Wade was awarded for her dissertation on educator perspectives on Professional Development School partnerships

UNF News Story

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UNF and DCPS receive VOYA Foundation grant for STEM educator training

April 6, 2021

The University of North Florida’s College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education & Human Services recently received a VOYA Foundation grant for their Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project, a collaboration with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS)

UNF News Story

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UNF’s College of Education unites programs that serve students with disabilities

March 26, 2021

The Department for Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (EDIE), located within UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), is uniting the University’s services and programs that support individuals with disabilities, as well as the faculty, staff and students who work in these programs.

UNF News Story

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College of Education and Human Services continues to impact Duval County Schools

March 19, 2021

Eight teachers, a third of Kings Trail Elementary School’s total faculty, received their Master’s in Education from UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) this fall 2020.

UNF News Story

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UNF Women’s Center presents Susan B. Anthony Award to Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan

March 17, 2021

Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan, University of North Florida Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum associate professor, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Susan B. Anthony Award.

UNF News Story

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UNF Sport Management Program receives COSMA Hall of Fame awards

March 4, 2021

The University of North Florida’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program recently received awards at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Virtual Conference including the Hall of Fame “Biz Connectors Award” in recognition of innovative partnerships within the sport industry that mutually benefit both students and sport industry partners.

UNF News Story

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C.A.M.P. Osprey program receives LEAD Award

February 17, 2021

The University of North Florida’s Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program, better known as C.A.M.P. Osprey, has been awarded the grand prize honor for Leadership and Organizational Development by the LEAD Awards. The C.A.M.P. Osprey program award is under the education category for its innovation and superior practices in the leadership space.

UNF News Story

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UNF College of Education receives $1.35 million gift to prepare future teachers through the Lastinger Endowed Scholarship

February 11, 2021

The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has received a $1.35 million gift from the Lastinger Family Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarship funds to students pursuing teaching careers with the newly-created Lastinger Endowed Scholarship.

UNF News StoryJacksonville Daily Record Article

Previous Years

2020

December

COEHS Alumna named FL Superintendent of the Year

UNF ranked one of the most affordable colleges to earn an early childhood education degree

November

SportsMEDIA Technology and UNF’s Sport Data Analytics Lab Announce Partnership

Guest Column: Jacksonville deserves a STEM Pipeline

UNF Leadership Institute and Women’s Tennis support Ronald McDonald House Charities 

October

UNF hosts artistic expression event to support first generation students

UNF THRIVE program director recognized with National Innovative Practices in Transition Award

UNF instructor appointed to Florida School for the Deaf and Blind BOT

UNF College of Education and Human Services awarded $4.4M grant to prepare PK-2 teachers in STEM Curriculum

September

Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (EDIE) Department Celebrates International Week of the Deaf

August

C.A.M.P. Osprey named a Multiplying Good "One in a Million Award" Recipient 

COEHS Dean named a 2020 Women of Influence

An Education Strategy: The Power of Partnership

UNF Names Ana Roman-Dominguez as the 2020 Women in Leadership Award Winner

Sport Management Steps Up Their Game

July

UNF Alumni Association Honors Summer Graduate with Senior Service Award

Students host Sport Management Industry Webinar Series

June

UNF sport management unveils executive-mentoring program and data lab to address employable skills for students

May

First Cohort of Doctoral Holmes Scholars Announced

COEHS Alumna, Sarajean McDaniel named FL Principal of the Year

COEHS Student, Kaitlynn Himmelreich Receives Fulbright

COEHS professor interviewed about pro sports reopening in Florida

COEHS Alumna, Tammie Talley named Florida Athletic Director of the Year

New Summer Graduate Course: Teaching, Training, Learning in COVID-19 Era

April

UNF College of Education and Human Services announces 2020 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipients

Sport Management students donate earnings to UNF Scholarship

March

Educators to launch Virtual Early Learning Highway for Young Children