“My experience at UD has prepared me in so many ways for the future. With the rigorous courses, challenging yet rewarding student teaching placements, and professors to guide us through the education program-I can say without a doubt that UD pushes their education students to reach new heights.”D. DiMatteo, teacher at Edison Charter school and education major
Why Choose Us?
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) offers programs to prepare our students to address the most pressing social issues of our time.
We have over 100 faculty members helping to guide our 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students to become educators, advocates, researchers and leaders in their fields. Undergraduates have 4 majors to choose from, with a wide variety of minors and concentrations that allow you to focus on a particular field within education or development. Our graduate programs span a wide range of disciplines, providing in-depth exploration in the fields of education and human services.
Want to learn about all the unique programs UD’s campus has to offer? Be sure to check out Admission’s Plan Your Visit webpage.
We Transform Learners to Leaders
Are you thinking about studying abroad or taking an Honors Class? Interested in working with a faculty member on undergraduate research? Looking to gain leadership experience?
The University of Delaware offers many programs and organizations designed to enrich the experience of our students.
As a result, more than 98% of CEHD graduates obtain employment or enroll in graduate school. That’s one of the Top 10 Reasons our students choose to come here.
Planning Your Career
Do you want to be a teacher?
- If you want to be an elementary school teacher, we offer a degree in Elementary Teacher Education (Bachelor of Science or Associate in Arts), with concentrations in English as a second language, special education, and middle school content areas.
- If you’re interested in working with young children and their families, consider our Early Childhood Education major, where you’ll learn to teach children birth through second grade or become an early interventionist, helping young children with developmental disabilities thrive.
- If you are looking to become a secondary school teacher (middle and high school) can earn an undergraduate degree in your field of choice (science, math, English, agriculture, music, etc.), and incorporate a Secondary Teacher Education curriculum through that program.
Do you want to provide person-centered support for individuals or families across the lifecycle?
If so, consider a major in Human Services or Human Relations Administration. These flexible, multi-disciplinary programs show students how to provide direct services supporting children, youth, adults, people with disabilities and families; evaluate and implement programs in non-profit and for-profit organizations and; develop programs and policies that have a positive impact on people’s lives.
You can also supplement your degree with a minor in:
Unsure What Direction You Want To Take?
Each student is assigned an advisor who will help guide you through the course selection, evaluate your preferences and help steer you to a career path just right for you.
Graduates of our college are well regarded by employers, who know our students have the knowledge and experience to succeed. In addition to their coursework, our students can participate in over 500 hours of field work, beginning their freshman year, where they apply their learnings.