Message from the Dean

Welcome to the web site of the College of Education at the University of St. Francis. USF has established a proud tradition of preparing high quality educators since 1925 when the College of St. Francis first began offering courses in education. Over the years, hundreds of our graduates have contributed to our legacy of quality by serving with distinction in various roles in the public and private schools.

While the College of Education has enjoyed growth and expansion over the years, it remains dedicated to its original mission: “to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.”

The College of Education is committed to providing engaging and high-quality educational programs that meet the challenges that face today’s educators. Our programs are rooted in the Franciscan values of respect, compassion, service and integrity and our faculty are devoted to providing learning experiences that will allow educators to realize their fullest potential as they develop an understanding of children and adolescents, serve the community, and grow professionally.

We welcome your interest and involvement with our programs, I invite you to join our community of learners as we continue to positively impact society.

John Gambro
Dean, College of Education