DE Teacher Recruitment Program
Inaugural class of DETRP
takes a fresh air break during a seminar.
The University of Delaware (UD) has partnered with three Delaware school
districts, Capital, Christina, and Red Clay, to offer the Delaware Teacher
Recruitment Program (DETRP), an innovative field-based teacher education
program. The Program will prepare a diverse group of students to
become outstanding teachers, committed to improving the quality of K-12
education in the state of Delaware.
A major strength of the Program is the partnership with three school
districts and the increased collaboration between k-12 education and the
university teacher preparation programs. The University and the partner
school districts work together to identify, recruit, select, and prepare
Program participants committed to teaching within Delaware's high-need
schools. Each year, participants will complete 160 hours of internship
in a district high-need school. During the internship, each student
will be mentored by an experienced k-12 teacher or mentor teacher.
This internship will provide valuable professional development opportunities
and intensive, supervised, hands-on clinical experiences where students
can apply the knowledge and theory learned at the University to classroom
practices. Program participants will develop a portfolio documenting
the completion of performance-based standards, which will be evaluated
by their mentor teacher and university faculty. School district and
University personnel will plan additional professional development activities
that will enhance the academic, career, and personal growth of the participants.
Twenty students per year will be selected to participate in the DETRP.
Once students are selected, they are eligible to remain in the program
throughout their undergraduate education. To be considered for program
participation, students must be enrolled in a teacher preparation major
and meet the program requirements.
Teaching Majors Served