College of Education School and Community Partnerships

The Regional Educational Academy for Leadership (REAL) at University of St. Francis is committed to developing dynamic partnerships and providing a continuum of relevant professional opportunities to the educational community. Within the College of Education, REAL focuses on a vital need by providing licensed educators with quality learning experiences designed to enhance professional practices and positively impact the lives of the students they serve.

Cohort Opportunities

The USF College of Education cohort model is designed to allow educators the opportunity to collectively progress through a program. Professionals within a cohort commit to a series of courses in a predetermined sequence to best meet the needs of the group. When a group commits to a structured format and sequence for the duration of the cohort, USF is able to offer the courses at a discounted tuition rate. A minimum of 12 registered candidates will be required to begin a new cohort.

CLICK HERE to submit a cohort request.

School Partnership Program

Administrators, help your teachers earn credit for their professional experiences at no cost to you! Available courses include: Best Practices in Technology, Brain-Based Learning, Current Practices in Teacher Evaluation, Data informed Practice, Mentorship and Leadership, The Differentiated Classroom, The Effective Teacher, and The Instructional Coach.

CLICK HERE to submit a school partnership request.

Experiential Learning Program

The University of St. Francis (USF) recognizes that profound learning occurs in a variety of formal and informal settings. To recognize and encourage continuous life-long learning, USF offers professionals an opportunity to demonstrate their learning in unique settings and earn graduate credit for select learning experiences outside the traditional classroom structure.

Experiential Learning courses are designed to serve community-based, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) agencies and organizations who wish to provide site-based professional development for educators.

CLICK HERE to submit an experiential learning proposal.