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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

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 special education teachers after graduation. In addition to traditional class …

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 is a University of Delaware senior from Old Lyme, Connecticut who is majoring in human services with a concentration in clinical services. Khadi Jackson is sophomore human services major and urban education minor from Newark, Delaware. …

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

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 projects — as with a recent $400,000 research …



Talia Feldman
Working in Israel

The University of Delaware is a global hub of learning and innovation with a talent network of students, alumni and faculty who are working tirelessly to solve the world’s most pressing problems. For those in the Department of Human Development and Fam …

Saray Lopez speaking at the Twilight Induction Ceremony
From Dreamer to Leader

Leaving home to attend the University of Delaware wasn’t easy for Saray Lopez, a first-generation college student and Human Relations Administration major in the College of Education and Human Development. Born and raised in Frankford, Delaware, a rura …

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 …