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UD elementary teacher education majors Ashley Sullivan (left) and Briana Nolin student-teaching at Providence Creek Academy.
Training Delaware’s Teachers

UD elementary teacher education majors get real-world classroom experience There’s a very good reason why 94% of undergraduates majoring in elementary teacher education (ETE) at the University of Delaware are employed as elementary, middle school or sp …

Dandan Chen
Education Doctoral Student Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

School of Education doctoral candidate Dandan Chen was recently presented the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) special interest group in School Community, Climate and Culture. Chen’s d …

Abby Gonzales
Abby Gonzales Wins Leadership Award

Abby Gonzales, a junior Elementary Teacher Education major and Blue Hens basketball player, has been named the Dean Ehler’s Leadership Award winner by the Colonial Athletic Association. The annual award is given to a men’s and women’s basketball studen …



McKenna Winnie poses in front of Memorial Hall
Overcoming Odds

After a brain tumor, Mckenna Winnie found healing in a faculty research project During the fall semester of 2017, Mckenna Winnie, a human services major in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, was just starting her sophomore year at …

A mother and child enjoy reading together at the University of Delaware
Reading to Children

In the eyes of a child who is learning how to read, touchscreen tablets and “smart” technology are no substitute for a living, breathing adult. At least, that’s according to new research by University of Delaware doctoral student Daniela Avelar. The co …

oshua Wilson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education, with undergraduate research assistants Mckenna Winnie and Ally Raiche.
From Students to Scholars

Undergraduate research enhances UD experience As an assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education (SOE), Joshua Wilson frequently employs undergraduate assistants to provide support for grant-funded research projects. For some …



UD student and scholarship recipient Ally Raiche (standing, second from right), Class of 2021, met the Wolf family during the Celebration of Scholarship.
Fueled by Philanthropy

Students meet their supporters at the annual Celebration of Scholarship Growing up, Ally Raiche, Class of 2021, always gave back to her community in Camden, Delaware. She volunteered to coach children on the softball field and bagged groceries for fami …

UD senior Rebekah Schrier speaks with a high school student enrolled in the School Offense Diversion Program at the Delaware Center for Justice
UD student spent senior year helping at-risk youths

On the first day of her 400-hour internship with the School Offense Diversion Program (SoDP) at the Delaware Center for Justice, University of Delaware senior Rebekah Schrier got a cup of coffee with her site supervisor, Cindy McDaniel, before setting …

Katie Manta and Josh Lewis smile on the UD campus
Two CEHD students show the way

Future elementary school teacher Katie Manta ’19 finds the opportunity to give, serve and learn in everything she does. Human Services major Josh Lewis ‘20 is drawn to helping others. Both combined their interests with their passion for UD by becoming …