“The great mentors in the School of Education, especially the coaching during my student teaching, were really integral in helping me think about what my career trajectory would look like if I left the classroom and what some of my options were. My time at UD helped me think through a variety of roles that an elementary educator can take on.”Monica Burns, 2007 Elementary Teacher Education alumna
With over 60 faculty members, the School of Education provides innovative and nationally-recognized teacher preparation and graduate programs that position its alumni to be leaders in the field of education. Through groundbreaking research, collaborative partnerships, and extensive field experiences in real-world settings, our programs prepare graduates to address critical educational issues and serve children, families, and their communities.
Experts in Online Education
Dr. Hofstetter has been developing multimedia tools and techniques since 1970, publishing numerous articles and books. He is an expert in educational technology, instructional design, multimedia, distance learning, and advanced Web design, recently publishing the iPad Primer.
Dr. Karchmer-Klein has published extensively on educational apps and learning platforms, including three books about distance learning. She is also the designer of CEHD’s online graduate programs, which are currently ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation by US News & World Report.
Dr. Mouza has been working with DE’s Department of Education since 2012 to increase access to computer science classes and is collaborating on ~$2 million in grant-funded projects to develop and provide computer-science-related professional development for teachers.
Dr. Rutherford researches student motivation and learning within digital spaces. Through her NSF-funded CAREER grant, Rutherford is studying how motivation affects students’ in-the-moment choices as they learn mathematics and how the Spatial Temporal Math digital education platform can improve motivation.