Dr. Shane Trenta is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the College of Community Innovation and Education, School of Teacher Education.  She has been teaching at UCF since 2005.  Dr. Trenta earned all three of her degrees from UCF: bachelor’s degree in psychology (1999), Masters in Elementary Education (2002), and Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Educational Psychology (2017).  Her dissertation was titled: Using a Senior Seminar During Internship II as a Means to Increase Self-Efficacy, Perceptions of Preparedness, and Internship Experiences for Elementary Education Teachers.  Dr. Trenta currently teaches education foundation courses for elementary and secondary students.  She also advises and mentors teacher candidates.  Her research interests center around teacher recruitment and retention, teacher efficacy, and innovative teaching practices.

Areas of Expertise
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management
  • Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Psychology, University of Central Florida (2017)
  • Master of Education (M.A.) in Elementary Education, University of Central Florida (2002)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.A.) in Psychology, University of Central Florida (1999)


  • UCF Quality Blended Course Designation-EDF 4467, 2022
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Outstanding Teaching Award, 2021
  • UCF Faculty Excellence for Women in History Honoree, 2021


  • EDF 4467: Learning Theory and Assessment
  • EDE 2280: Arts and Wellness in the Elementary School
  • EDG 4410: Teaching Strategies/Classroom Management
  • EDF 2130: Child and Adolescent Development
  • EDE 4223: Integrated Arts and Movement
  • EDF 4603: Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues in Schools
  • LAE 4314: Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDE 3914: Internship I Supervision
  • EDE 4943: Internship II Supervision
  • EDE 6946: Graduate Internship Supervision