Below are academic programs, organizations and volunteer opportunities that Elementary Teacher Education majors commonly pursue to grow personally and professionally.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) offers up to $3,000 to sophomores and juniors who work on research with CEHD faculty in the summer. Information about the social sciences scholars program (including education) is available online. The School of Education faculty are engaged in many research projects and are interested in working with undergraduate students.
Talented and highly motivated students who have clearly defined educational goals can develop individual programs of study under the direction of a faculty committee.
Students can join the Honors program as incoming freshmen or during their college career. For more information about the Honors degree in the Elementary Teacher Education major, contact Liz Pemberton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-4384.
Information about the School of Education Winter 2014 abroad trip to Hungary and Vienna, Austria is available online. The Institute for Global Studies provides information about this and other study abroad trips.
Students can earn academic credit and/or grant money while learning research techniques with a faculty member.
Registered Student Organizations
Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) students often participate in one or more of the education-related organizations listed below. APPLE is the student organization that promotes professional development, outreach, and social networking among ETE students in order to build a strong community. For information on the more than 360 registered student organizations at UD, visit the StUDent Central website.
- Association of Pre-Professional Leaders in Education (APPLE)
- Autism Speaks U
- Best Buddies
- International Reading Association (IRA) Student Literacy Council
- Kappa Delta Pi national education honor society
- Students Teaching Educating Enriching & Reaching (STEER)
- Student Association for the Education of Young Children (SAEYC)
- Student Council on Children with Special Needs (SCCSN)
This experience enables students to engage in a service learning activity during their spring break.
Blue Hen Ambassadors
Students lead tours for prospective students and their families interested in UD.
The College of Education an Human Development Ambassadors support the efforts and commitment of the college through recruitment, outreach, and service including university open houses, college receptions, college committees, and alumni events.
Students must be in a declared major in the college and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to apply. Applicants must possess solid communication skills, be friendly, enthusiastic, dependable and outgoing, and enjoy meeting new people. To apply to become an ambassador, contact Assistant Dean Kristine Ritz Coll at email@example.com.