National Voice in Teacher Preparation
UD associate director named to American Association of College for Teacher Education board of directors
About Christine Carrino Gorowara
As senior associate director in CEETP’s Office of Accreditation and Certification, Gorowara is responsible for the assessment of all UD educator preparation programs. In collaboration with faculty and staff across the university, she works to ensure that all programs meet national accreditation standards for high-quality teacher preparation programs. Prior to this role, Gorowara worked in the field of educator accreditation for 10 years, serving in vice president positions within the Teacher Education Accreditation Council and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. In addition to her experience in accreditation, Gororwara holds expertise in mathematics and taught mathematics education within CEHD’s SOE for several years. Outside of UD, Gorowara also served as president of DACTE from 2018 to 2021 and is currently serving a two-year term as the northeast representative of ACSR. As an AACTE board member, Gorowara will share in the fiduciary and policy-setting responsibilities of the association. These responsibilities include guiding the association’s work on programmatic initiatives, approving the annual budget and financial audit and other policy matters. “AACTE plays an important role in ensuring that we are preparing the caring and effective teachers that children need,” Gorowara said. “I look forward to working with AACTE leadership to ensure that we continue to provide members with relevant and high-quality research, professional development and advocacy.”
About the Center for Excellence and Equity in Teacher Preparation
CEETP provides support services for students and faculty across 28 undergraduate and graduate education programs in the university and partners with schools and districts throughout the region. It houses the Office of Certification and Accreditation, the Office of Clinical Studies and the Alternative Routes to Certification programs. The center brings expertise in teacher education and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to all of its university services and educational initiatives, such as CEHD’s Teachers of Tomorrow pipeline program and teacher residency programs. To learn more, visit CEETP’s website. Article by Jessica Henderson. Photography by Kathy F. Atkinson.