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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 …



Khadi Jackson (left) and Colleen Mueller take their research on the road to document characteristics that can lead to substance abuse recovery among people living in sober living homes
Tracking Characteristics for Success

Colleen Mueller and Khadi Jackson shine a light on substance abuse recovery residences Colleen Mueller is a University of Delaware senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut who is majoring in human services with a concentration in clinical services. Khadi Jack …

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 …



Teachers of Tomorrow students posing near fountain
Increasing diversity in teacher ed programs

For the past two summers, a select group of Delaware high school students, primarily from underrepresented backgrounds, spent two weeks on the University of Delaware campus, as part of the new Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) program. This program, developed …

Hillary May studies a toddler at the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab
UD Doctoral Student Named Miss Delaware

Hillary May aims to destigmatize mental illness, prevent suicides University of Delaware doctoral student Hillary May was recently crowned Miss Delaware 2019 and will advance to the 2020 Miss America competition. May ran on a platform to destigmatize m …

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 …