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The University of Delaware offers many programs that enrich the experience of our students.

Thinking about studying abroad or taking an Honors Class? Interested in working with a faculty member on undergraduate research? Looking to gain leadership experience? Check out some of the great opportunities that are available to you.

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CEHD Opportunities

CEHD-specific Study Abroad

Our College offers study abroad courses over Winter Session, as well as semester-long student-teaching and internship placements, fulfilling curriculum requirements for our majors.

College Ambassadors – Advisor:  Assistant Dean Kristine Ritz-Coll, 106 Alison Hall West, 831-2396,

Are you friendly, enthusiastic, dependable and enjoy meeting new people? We’d love to have you help the college with recruitment, outreach, and service including university open houses, college receptions, college committees, and alumni events.

Steele Research Symposium – Coordinator: Christina Mason Johnston, 110 Alison Hall West, 831-6955

This research symposium provides undergraduate and graduate student the opportunity to present papers or posters to showcase your research projects and practice presenting to a professional audience.

UD Opportunities

Summer Scholars – 106 Alison Hall West ~ 831-2396
CEHD offers up to $3,000 to sophomore and junior majors working on research with CEHD faculty each summer.

Dean’s Scholar Program – 106 Alison Hall West ~ 831-2396
UD offers exceptionally talented and highly motivated students the opportunity to develop individual programs of study under the direction of a faculty committee.

UD Study Abroad  –  Clayton Hall  ~ 831-2852
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Session study abroad programs allow you to earn academic credit and fulfill University requirements while experiencing different countries and cultures.

Undergraduate Research Program – 180 South College Avenue ~ 831-8995
Faculty are looking for students to assist with their research.  Even as a novice, you can earn academic credit and/or grant money while learning research techniques.

University Honors Program – 186 South College Avenue ~ 831-1195
Serves students of high ability and demonstrated academic achievement with challenging classroom experiences and enriched co-curricular activities.

CEHD Student Organizations

APPLE* – Association of Pre-Professional Leaders in Education

The mission of APPLE is to promote professional development, outreach, and social networking among Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) students. Our goal is to build a strong community of ETE students in order to provide additional support for them.

Membership:  Elementary Teacher Education students

Advisor:  Elizabeth Pemberton, 132E Willard Hall, 831-4384,


ASPIRE promotes the recruitment, retention and successful graduation of the underrepresented population pursuing a career in education or human services. Social and professional development activities encourage students to forge relationships with professionals in the broader community. Members of the organization are specifically committed to working with pre-college students to support their readiness for college and interest in teacher education as a career pathway.

Membership:  Open to teacher education and human service majors.

Advisor:   Imani Powell, 109 Alison Hall West, 831-1632,


Autism Speaks U at University of Delaware was founded in 2013 to engage the campus and local community through awareness, education and fundraising, and in doing so, positively affect those struggling with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Advisor:   Gary Allison, 750-5361,


The purpose of the Council of Human Services is to provide a support system for Human Services majors, and for other University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students desiring a career in human services.

Membership:  Currently on hiatus. If interested, please contact HDFS office for status update 831-6500.


The Student Literacy Council promotes reading and reading instruction by continuously learning about the reading process and effective teaching techniques, disseminating knowledge of literacy instruction to all members and the community at large, and actively encouraging a passion for reading through serving the community in educationally-related service events.

Membership: All interested full-time undergraduate students.

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Pemberton, 132E Willard Hall, 831-4384,


Kappa Delta Pi promotes excellence in, and recognizes outstanding contributions to, education.  Kappa Delta Pi endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and honor achievement in educational work.

Membership:  Those elected to membership are teacher education majors (from all teaching fields) who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.  Students are invited who have attained at least second semester sophomore status and a 3.25 or better GPA.  The completion of at least 20 hours of community service is required.

Advisor:  Alyssa Truszkowski, 831-2617,

KAPPA OMICRON NU – Alpha Upsilon Chapter

The goal of Kappa Omicron Nu is to promote scholarship, leadership and service in fields within Family and Consumer Sciences (i.e., Fashion and Apparel Studies; Human Development and Family Sciences; Leadership; and Nutrition and Dietetics),

Membership:  Junior/Senior with at least 45 UD credit hours and minimum 3.3 gpa; graduate students with at least 12 UD credit hours and 3.5 gpa.

Advisor:   Imani Powell, 109 Alison Hall West, 831-1632,


SAEYC and NAEYC provides professional development experiences for members and provide services to, and advocate for, young children birth through age 8 and their families.

Membership:  Students preparing for careers serving young children birth through age 8 and their families in schools, early care and education settings, hospitals, and human services.

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vu, 208 Alison Hall, 831-7355,
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SCCSN provides students from all majors with the opportunity to plan and deliver activities for students with disabilities, and to have membership in a professional organization that is committed to improving educational outcomes for students with exceptionalities.

Contact: Dr. Gary Allison, 017 Willard Hall, 831-4217,

UD Registered Student Organizations

“The best part of attending UD was getting involved in a lot of groups and meeting different people who really shaped my experience here.”    Molly Coyne, 2012 early childhood education major

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