As interim dean of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, I am pleased to welcome you to our college website. For the 2012-2013 academic year, we expect to teach and serve 1,000 students in our combined 24 undergraduate majors, minors and certificate programs. Our graduate education program now serves three degree areas – the Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Master’s of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MS-IDT) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) CSSME has much to offer, and you are invited to see our campus and talented faculty.
The CSSME faculty are known for their engagement with their students. Our undergraduate students have a chance to work with our faculty on a variety of experiential education activities from undergraduate research to internships to service learning in classes. These faculty also serve as mentors to students who are beginning on their career paths and future professions. Our graduate students in education are also well prepared for their future teaching and administrative roles, as our faculty have real world experiences in these very areas.
Joseph D. Sclafani
CSSME faculty members are outstanding teachers who employ state-of-the-art teaching strategies and work to actively engage our students in their learning communities. Ninety-two percent of our faculty members have earned terminal degrees, and all are experienced and professionally qualified. We are assisted by additional part-time faculty who work in the Tampa Bay community and bring broader perspectives to our students.
Every CSSME major offers a variety of internships, and a chance for hands on, real world experiences. CSSME faculty actively engage students in collaborative research opportunities including Honors research fellowships and independent studies, many of which result in conference presentations and publications for students. Each year, the college sponsors a poster presentation session where our students can showcase their learning.
The CSSME faculty members are campus leaders in the University’s global education initiatives, including mentoring students pursuing the Certificate in International Studies (CIS). Our faculty strongly encourages study abroad/travel. CSSME faculty members have taken more than 45 trips since 1995 to cities including Amsterdam, London, Paris and Rome, a well as a number of countries in the far east.
The CSSME office suite is located in Plant Hall, Room 226, and I welcome the opportunity to meet you. Also, please visit our Web pages to see all of the degree offerings available through the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education.
Joseph D. Sclafani