Special Olympics Exceptional Experience for COE Students






Special Olympics Region VI Games were held at Lakewood High School on Saturday, March 4 with volunteers from the SPC Student Chapter Club — Council for Exceptional Children. The Council for Exceptional Children represents the interests of educators, youth and adults on a local, national and international level. The Pinellas County Special Olympics Florida program … Continue reading Special Olympics Exceptional Experience for COE Students

Professional Development for Teachers






The College of Education sponsors a trip to the Kennedy Space Center NASA to provide College of Education students with STEM professional development that they can use in lesson planning and future instruction. The  Spring NASA trip consisted of experiences such as a professional development workshop, exploring the Atlantis exhibit, Goddard Rocket Garden, Heroes and … Continue reading Professional Development for Teachers

AFC Region IV Spring Conference at SPC April 28






The AFC Region IV Spring Conference will be held at St. Petersburg College’s EPI Center on April 28, 2017. The Associate of Florida Colleges (AFC) is the professional association for employees at the 28 Florida College System institutions.  It serves as the advocacy organization for issues that are important college personnel like: Funding Retirement Continuing … Continue reading AFC Region IV Spring Conference at SPC April 28

Future Educators Learn Lessons In Leadership






Future educators and members of the St. Petersburg College of Education Student Florida Education Association recently had the opportunity to meet new people in the field of education and attend a leadership conference. Those who attended the conference went to breakout sessions on topics such as institutional racism, accomplished teaching, service leadership, interviews, classroom management and loan … Continue reading Future Educators Learn Lessons In Leadership

Fill an urgent need for K-12 teachers

Elite Educator Info Session






Do want to make a difference and change the future? Then St. Petersburg College is challenging you –  become teachers and role models for our most important resource, our children. There is an urgent need for K-12 teachers in education. Learn more at an information session this week – Thursday, Feb. 2, at SPC’s Clearwater Campus. If … Continue reading Fill an urgent need for K-12 teachers

Motivation, Resources in Education for Rebecca






Motivation and Resources a Deciding Factor for Aspiring Educator:  I knew that I wanted to go back to school, but I did not want a degree that didn’t lead to a career. I knew that I really wanted to work with children and thought about becoming a teacher. Becoming a teacher gives me a preferred schedule without … Continue reading Motivation, Resources in Education for Rebecca

Making a difference key for Elementary Education grad






SPC Elementary Education graduate Kristen Lintz, a kindergarten teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary School, was nominated for the 2016-2017 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.  Lifechanger nominations are for the first rate K-12 public and private school teachers across the United States who are making a difference in students’ lives. Kristen graduated from SPC’s College of … Continue reading Making a difference key for Elementary Education grad

St. Petersburg College (EPI) Educator Preparation Institute






Do you have a bachelor’s degree or higher and want to become a teacher? SPC’s state-approved Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a sequential, three-semester program leading to Florida Professional Certification for people who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-education major. To learn more, attend our information session on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading St. Petersburg College (EPI) Educator Preparation Institute

Two SPC alumni named Educator of the Year finalists






Two St. Petersburg College alumni made the top 10 finalist list for the 2016-17 Pinellas County Outstanding Educator of the Year award. Chosen from 120 nominees, the winner will be announced at the annual Evening of Excellence on Jan. 31, 2017 at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theatre. Educator of the Year Finalist: Alison Blanco Alison Blanco … Continue reading Two SPC alumni named Educator of the Year finalists