The College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is committed to providing intellectually engaging and effective educational experiences for our students. The Emerge Initiative was developed to help faculty design and utilize High Impact Practices (HIPs). By using a combination of techniques that have been shown to deepen student learning and engagement, these HIPs raise levels of performance, retention and success for all students.
Studies have shown that engaging practices within the classroom, such as team-based learning, can contribute to retention and help students reach the learning outcomes developed for the course. Beyond the classroom, students can find academic engagement with study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research projects.Learn More
In June of 2013, the College of Education and Professional Studies named 23 faculty members as Emerge Faculty Fellows. The faculty members are participating in the CEPS Emerge Experience in order to develop high-impact learning activities including travel study, community-based projects, faculty-student research, capstone experiences, and experiential learning.Faculty Fellows Profiles
Emerge offers students an opportunity to participate in high-impact experiential learning activities and to develop professional and leadership skills desired by employers to contribute to and be successful in a 21st Century global society.Become an Emerge Scholar
The College of Education and Professional Studies Emerge Scholar Program is helping students graduate with a portfolio of real-world experiences. They have earned the distinction of Emerge Scholar by developing professional skills, and have proven that they have the talent and drive to succeed in the 21st century.
See their stories in the Emerge Scholar Showcase!
Drs. John Pecore and Karen Evans developed the Citizen Science Initiative to provide service learning experiences to students participating in the STEM elementary education program during their science (SCE4310) and social studies (SSE4113) courses. Both courses highlight teaching social justice issues such as socio-scientific issues, citizen science, and environmental stewardship. Through weekly service learning opportunities, students will observe, learn, practice, and reflect on teaching social justice issues.
Our second class of Emerge Scholars has officially graduated. Read about these amazing students and the hard work that earned them the honor of being named Emerge Scholars in the UWF Newsroom.