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Wednesday, July 27, 2016



Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions. -Anonymous

HAPPY (Having Active Participation Prepares You) Hour is the UCF College of Education and Human Performance Professional Learning for Teacher Candidates initiative that supplements the teacher preparation provided by coursework and field experiences.  It enhances the quality of UCF’s initial teacher certification program, contributing to the development of highly credentialed teacher education graduates, and increasing their marketability in today’s competitive job market.  HAPPY Hour underscores the importance of life-long learning and professional and personal growth in becoming a highly effective educator.  

HAPPY Hour consists of HAPPY Hour workshops conducted by university faculty and PreK-12 educators with expertise in areas of relevance to the teaching profession, such as job interviewing tips and classroom management. These workshops are free and require no registration; students simply show up, learn, and have fun while doing so. HAPPY Hour also includes a HAPPY Hour Student Showcase that highlights our teacher candidates as presenters and provides a tremendous opportunity for professional growth. This in-house conference is held the last Saturday of January.

View a presentation on HAPPY Hour:
[Download .ppt version] [Download .pdf version] [handout]

For more information, contact:

HAPPY Hour Co-Chairs
Dr. Lee-Anne Spalding
Dr. Liz Hoffman