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:
Dr. Arba Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (302) 831-1320
Dr. Deborah Bieler (email@example.com) - (302) 831-1973
Dr. Jinfa Cai (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (302) 831-1879
Sciences (Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Physics Education)
Dr. Kathryn Scantlebury (email@example.com) - (302) 831-4546
Social Studies (Economics Education)
Dr. Barry Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (302) 831-8413
Health and Physical Education
Dr. Janice Bibik (email@example.com) - (302) 831-3537
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (302) 831-1647
Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education)
Dr. Lynn Worden (email@example.com) - (302) 831-6500
Family and Consumer Science Education
Dr. Lynn Worden (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (302) 831-1922
Social Studies (Geography Education)
Dr. Barry Joyce (email@example.com) - (302) 831-8412
Earth Science Education
Dr. John Madsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (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.
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