The School of Education within the College of Education and Human Development offers a number of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that prepare students to become effective educators who make a difference for students, schools and communities. The faculty are nationally and internationally recognized experts who engage in research that informs the field of education.
By the Numbers
- 61 faculty members
- 600+ undergraduate students in the Elementary Teacher Education major, making it the sixth largest major at UD
- 275+ graduate students in seven master’s/specialist programs and three doctoral programs
- The School of Education graduate program is ranked 37th in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
- Faculty have been awarded approximately $12 million in grants from organizations such as the Institutes of Education Sciences, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware Department of Education.
- Alison Award 2011 – Roberta Golinkoff, H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education, was presented the Francis Alison Award, the highest honor bestowed on a UD faculty member. This honor acknowledges Golinkoff’s dedication to scholarship and teaching, including major contributions to research on language acquisition and strong public engagement with research on early learning.
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Early Career Award 2014 – Amanda Jansen, Associate Professor in the School of Education.
- International Society for Intelligence Research’s Lifetime Contributions Award 2013 – Linda Gottfredson, Professor in the School of Education
- Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity‘s Ten Outstanding Faculty Members 2012-2013 – Gary Allison, Assistant Professor in the School of Education.
- University of Delaware Excellence in Advising Award 2013 – Marsha Baumeister, Assistant Professor in the School of Education.
- University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award 2013 – Gary Allison, Assistant Professor in the School of Education.
- Wisniewski Award 2013 – The Society of Professors of Education selected University of Delaware Mathematics Education Undergraduate Program for Elementary Teachers as the recipient of this prestigious award for a teacher education program. The purpose of the award is to recognize an institution that has made “singularly significant contributions to the theory and practice of teacher education.” The School of Education faculty who created and implement this program are Dawn Berk, Jim Hiebert, Charles Hohensee, Brad Glass, Mandy Jansen and Anne Morris.
Student and Alumni Recognition
- American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant 2013 – Akisha Jones, Ph.D. ’14 was awarded $20,000 to work on her dissertation entitled, “Examining Teacher and Teaching Quality through Predictors of Urban teacher Effectiveness.”
- American Chemical Society Delaware Section, High School Teacher of the Year Award 2013 – John Scali, Ed.D. ’12.
- Delaware Bio Educator of the Year Award 2014 – Brian Gross, M.I. ’13.
- Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow 2014 – Melissa Simpson Tracy, M.Ed. ’10. This program provides fellows with rigorous training, opportunity to network with teachers across the country, and participation in national conversations.
- National Distinguished Principals 2012 – Dan Shelton, Ed.D. ’07 and Byron Murphy, M.Ed. ’95 were nominated, representing Delaware’s Elementary and Secondary schools.
- National History Teacher of the Year 2013 – Jill Szymanski, Elementary Teacher Education ’97 and M.Ed. ’02.
- National Superintendent of the Year finalist 2012 – Susan Bunting, Ed.D. ’96, superintendent, Indian River School District.
- Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching 2013 – Timothy Dalby, Elementary Teacher Education ’99 and M.Ed. ’11 and 2012 – Mary Pinkston, M.Ed. ’95. This award is the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.
- Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement 2012 – Karen Stout, Ed.D. ’95 is president of Montgomery County Community College.
- Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership 2013 – Jennifer Nauman, Elementary Teacher Education ’99 is principal at Cape Henlopen’s Shields Elementary School and is one of seven principals to receive this national award.
The School of Educations programs are nationally accredited by the following professional organizations.
- Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
- International Reading Association (IRA)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)