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Over Memorial Day weekend, 362 students graduated from UD’s College of Education and Human Development, with undergraduate degrees, associate of arts, CLSC certifications, master’s degrees and doctorates.

Our graduates have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and families, locally and around the world. They have conducted research, provided valuable services to the community and embraced a gained a global perspective to teaching and learning.

Each took their own path to reach this achievement–overcoming  challenges, expanding their knowledge, gaining confidence in their abilities.

This year, we graduated our first cohort enrolled in our online master’s in teacher leadership. Seventeen students received a degree in this two-year, fully online program, providing them the skills to transform from teachers to leaders in their school and guide their colleagues to become stronger educators.

Our education students now engage in two semesters of student teaching, using the coteaching model, which provided them classroom experience in both their fields of teaching certification.

Because of our rigorous curriculum and extensive service-learning opportunities, many of our graduates have already secured jobs or been accepted into prestigious graduate schools.

  • Teach for America
  • Urban promise
  • Sojourners’ Place
  • Delaware Autism program
  • City Year Americorps in California
  • Success Academy in New York City
  • Schools in DE, MD, PA, MA, VA, CO, Spain and Kuwait
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Temple University

We offer our recent graduates a hearty congratulations and look forward to seeing them at Alumni Weekend. Blue Hens forever!

Profiles on a few of our graduates:

Shelby Dorr giving convocation speech
Shelby Dorr giving convocation speech

Shelby Dorr – student speaker at May 27 convocation ceremony, went to Nicaragua on UD’s first international alternative spring break (UDAB), and obtained a job at UD’s April 20 Project Search.

Lucy Font – an ArtsBridge Scholar, developed a math curriculum using dance to better engage students.

Kevin Bessone – was the first in his family to graduate college. More impressively, he received his degree in human services at the age of 63!

Christy Mannering – a fall 2015 graduate was named a Delaware Mover and Shaker for her  work raising awareness about domestic abuse and sexual assault and helping her young son establish 3B Brae’s Brown Bags, providing more than 7,000 healthy snacks to the homeless.

Clement Coulson – serves as an advocate for youth leadership

Caitlin Miller – provided an overview of her experiences as an ETE student.

Janell Booker and Zach Martin – gained life skills and working experience through the Center for Disabilities Studies Career & Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) program.

View the full 2016 convocation ceremony

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of 2016 convocation and commencement.