Dr. Roberta (Robbie) Ergle is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Florida in the School of Teacher Education /K-12 Education. She earned her doctoral degree from University of Florida in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Language, Literacy and Culture.

Dr. Ergle began her career at UCF in 2003 where she focused on the creation and growth of a satellite UCF Elementary Education program housed in Ocala, Florida on the CFCC campus. Robbie served as the UCF Ocala Elementary Education Program Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, and Student Advisor, as well as a professor teaching a variety of courses. By forging relationships with Marion, Citrus and Levy counties, recruiting and mentoring adjuncts for Ocala, and writing a MOU with Marion County Public School System, Robbie spearheaded a high-quality bachelor’s program for hundreds of preservice teachers benefiting both UCF and the North Central Florida school systems over a 15-year period. Dr. Ergle also taught several courses and supervised interns at the Orlando, Lake Sumter, Clermont, and Daytona UCF campuses.

In 2018, Dr. Ergle moved to the Orlando campus to teach and become Program Coordinator of the International Internship program facilitating student internships in Ireland and England. She partnered with Mary Immaculate College, Ireland to receive an Erasmus grant in 2019. Since 2009, Robbie has been a FLDOE certified Clinical Mentoring and Supervision of the Developing Professional Trainer and has partnered with multiple counties in training K-12 teachers for intern supervision. Dr. Ergle is IDL certified for the creation and teaching of online courses since 2010 and earned the High Quality Online courses designation in 2018 for EDF 4467 and EDG 6415.

Areas of Expertise
  • Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management
  • Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
  • Preservice and Developing Professional Support and Development
  • International Education experience impact on Preservice Teachers

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Language, Literacy & Culture

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2008)
M.Ed. English Education

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1991)
B.A. English

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1989)
Richmond College, London, UF Exchange Program (1989)


Dr. Ergle’s doctoral research in 2008 focused on gender and literacy and explored causes of the large achievement gap on writing tests between boys and girls in 4th, 8th and 10th grades.

Since then, her research has evolved with her focus on the support and development of preservice teachers and the changing instructional strategies and classroom management needed for the 21st century classroom, whether brick and mortar or virtual.

With an international focus on education, Dr. Ergle is currently exploring the impact of international internships on preservice teachers’ view of American education systems and on personal teaching philosophies.

Finally, utilizing mindfulness and culturally responsive pedagogies, she engages in systematic inquiry into her own classroom practice through an emergent, qualitative approach necessary for a reflective practitioner.


  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Outstanding UCF Teaching Award (2018)
  • UCF High Quality Online Course Distinction – EDF 4467 (2018) (*First year Florida and UCF offered this recognition)
  • UCF High Quality Online Course Distinction – EDG 6415 (2018) (*First year Florida and UCF offered this recognition)
  • UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnership Award: 10 Year Partner with 8th Street Elementary (2017)
  • Graduate Faculty Scholar (2014-present)
  • Center for the Success of Women Faculty “America’s Partnership Institution” Recognition Award (2014)
  • UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Outstanding UCF Teaching Award (2009)



  • EDG 6415 Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management
  • EDS 5356 Mentoring and Clinical Supervision for Educators


  • EDF 4467 Learning Theory and Assessment
  • LAE 3414 Children’s Literature
  • LAE 4314 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary
  • EDF 2720 Ethical, Legal and Safety Issues in Schools
  • EDG 4410 Professional Teaching Practices and Classroom Management
  • EDE 4223 Integrating the Arts and Movement in the Content Areas
  • EDF 4943 Senior Internship II
  • EDF 3942 Junior Internship I