Major Resource Kit

Teacher Education Programs

Responsibility for the coordination of the teacher education programs rests with the University Council on Teacher Education (UCTE). Teacher education programs in specific areas are administered by the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; Education and Human Development; Earth, Ocean, and Environment; and Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. For more information on teacher education programs, students who wish to prepare themselves as certified teachers should consult the teacher education web site at www.teachered.udel.edu or the faculty advisor for the specific area of certification sought, as follows:

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Agricultural Education
Dr. Arba Henry (alhenry@udel.edu) - (302) 831-1320

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

English Education
Dr. Deborah Bieler (deb@udel.edu) - (302) 831-1973

Foreign Languages(French Education, German Education, Italian Education, Latin Education, Spanish Education)
Dr. Ali Alalou(alalou@udel.edu) - (302) 831-2584; Dr. Cynthia Lees (clees@udel.edu)

Mathematics Education
Dr. Jinfa Cai (jcai@math.udel.edu) - (302) 831-1879

Music(Music Education/Instrumental; Music Education/Choral-General)
music.udel.edu/musiced
Dr. Suzanne Burton (slburton@udel.edu) - (302) 831-0390

Social Studies(Anthropology Education, History Education, Political Science Education, Psychology Education,
Sociology Education)
Dr. Barry Joyce (bjoyce@udel.edu) - (302) 831-8413

Sciences (Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Physics Education)
Dr. Kathryn Scantlebury (kscantle@udel.edu) - (302) 831-4546

ALFRED LERNER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Social Studies (Economics Education)
Dr. Barry Joyce (bjoyce@udel.edu) - (302) 831-8413

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Health and Physical Education
Dr. Janice Bibik (pirwet@udel.edu) - (302) 831-3537

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Elementary Teacher Education (In addition to Elementary Education, students select a second certification field
in Special Education, middle school English, Middle School Mathematics, Middle School Science, Middle School
Social Studies, or a concentration in Urban Education)
Dr. Laura Glass (lglass@udel.edu) - (302) 831-1647

Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education)
Dr. Lynn Worden (worden@udel.edu) - (302) 831-6500

Family and Consumer Science Education
Dr. Lynn Worden (worden@udel.edu) - (302) 831-1922

COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN, AND ENVIRONMENT

Social Studies (Geography Education)
Dr. Barry Joyce (bjoyce@udel.edu) - (302) 831-8412

Earth Science Education
Dr. John Madsen (jmadsen@udel.edu) - (302) 831-1608

In all its teacher education programs, the University of Delaware is guided by a unified conceptual framework. The University prepares educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are required to fulfill the responsibilities of an uncompromised commitment to serving the needs and interests of student, families, and communities. Candidates will embody three qualities as they move on their trajectory to become professional educators: knowledge and skills, leadership and commitment to equity. While the specific course requirements in the program vary widely, they all support the conceptual framework and outcomes. All University of Delaware teacher education programs have a general education component in liberal studies, am major field or discipline component of formal study in the educational foundation disciplines and clinical studies of curriculum design and instructional strategies. In addition, all teacher education students benefit from early and graduated "hands on" experiential and instructional opportunities in schools.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 009 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Education Majors

Other Sources of Information

Candid Careers

Resources for Finding Employment

Log in to BLUE HEN CAREERS, for additional resources regarding internships, part-time, summer, and full-time jobs.

Look for additional postings and information:

The Blue Hen Career Guide will also provide you with helpful career tools including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting Employers, Interview Strategies, and Graduate School Information.

Remember Career liaisons are available to assist with your quest for employment. Schedule an appointment with your liaison today!

Visit the Sharf & Townsend Career Library & Resource Center at 401 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716