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Picking a Major

Majoring in Education or Human Development opens you up to a world of career opportunities.

Do you want to be a teacher?

We have several different teaching paths at UD.

  • If you want to be an elementary school teacher, we offer a degree in Elementary Teacher Education, with concentrations in English as a second language, special education, and middle school content areas.
  • If you’re interested in studying early childhood development, consider our Early Childhood Education major, where you’d learn how to teach children birth through second grade or become an early interventionist, working with young children with developmental disabilities.
  • If you are looking to become a secondary school teacher (middle and high school) can earn an undergraduate degree in your field of choice, and complete the Secondary Teacher Education program through their specific College.


Would you like to help support families, children, people with disabilities?

If so, the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware may be the perfect place for you. Human Services majors learn to develop programs and policies as well as provide direct services supporting the development of children, youth, adults and families over the age span.

To provide you with a multi-disciplinary background, you can also supplement your degree with a minor in:

These courses allow you to explore the development and interactions of children, youths and families within diverse communities or learn about the policies, services and systems that support people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.


Do you want to pursue your graduate studies?

Visit our Graduate Programs page to learn about our programs designed to develop the next generation of scholars for positions as researchers, professors, or leaders in education, early childhood, human development, family studies, human services and related fields.


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