Elementary Teacher Education AA Information Session – Dover

Student teacher in a classroom

Do you want to become a teacher?

For students who want to be an elementary, middle school, or special education teacher, the University of Delaware is offering the Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) Associate in Arts (AA) degree at the Wilmington campus in fall 2019. University of Delaware’s AA ETE two-year degree is equivalent to the first two years of the Bachelor of Science degree in Education (BS.Ed.) program on the Newark campus. Once students complete the AA ETE degree, they may transition to the Newark campus and complete the BS.Ed. in two more years.

Information Session

Students who wish to pursue the AA ETE degree at the Wilmington campus should attend the following information session:

  • DateMonday, March 11, 2019
  • Time12:40pm – 1:30pm
  • PlaceRoom 762, Educational Technology Building, Dover

Associate in Arts students interested in the AA ETE program in Wilmington are strongly encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about it. Topics to be discussed include:

  • AA ETE major information
  • Coursework schedule
  • Transition process
  • And more!

*Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Contact Information

Associate in Arts students who wish to transfer into the Wilmington AA ETE degree program should visit Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts page at http://www.education.udel.edu/aa-in-ete/. For more information about the AA ETE program, please email Teresa Rush, Program Coordinator for the AA ETE Wilmington program at rushedd@udel.edu.

Latoya Watson named Assistant Dean of Associate in Arts Program

SET54_1The Associate in Arts Program is very pleased to announce the appointment of Latoya Watson to the position of Assistant Dean. The Assistant Dean functions as a team member of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Undergraduate Academic Services unit, the student advisement and support services branch of the CAS Dean’s office. As Assistant Dean, Ms. Watson will be providing leadership for the AAP advisement team at the Georgetown, Dover, and Wilmington campuses, as well as supporting students as they transition to bachelor’s degree programs on the Newark campus. Congratulations, Latoya!

Commencement and Convocation 2014

Are you earning a degree this spring? Celebrate with us! All Associate in Arts students earning degrees in May 2014 are invited to participate in the Newark Commencement ceremony on Saturday morning, May 31, 2014, as well as their campus’s Convocation ceremony. You will receive a mailed invitation to both of these events. Students earning an Associate in Arts, Elementary Teacher Education in Arts, or Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree in southern Delaware (at the Dover or Georgetown campuses) should plan to attend the Southern Delaware Convocation at the Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 7 p.m. Convocation for the Wilmington campus will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Arsht Hall. For more information about these events, visit the Spring 2014 Commencement website.

Commencement Exercises 2004. 4/29/04Photo; Kathy F. Atkinson

Biden speaking at UD’s Commencement ceremony in May 2004. Photo: ©2004, Kathy F. Atkinson, University of Delaware.

This year’s featured Commencement speaker is none other than Vice President (and University of Delaware alumnus) Joe Biden, so this is an event you won’t want to miss! Due to the need for increased security, however, all attendees should plan to arrive as early as possible and be prepared for security screening.

Commencement vs. Convocation

Wondering what the difference is between these two ceremonies? Commencement is the larger event held at Delaware Stadium in Newark; this is the only event where all graduating UD students are brought together. This event will feature the traditional processional of students onto the field at the stadium, the awarding of honorary degrees, and degree conferral by UD President Patrick Harker.

Convocation, however, is the smaller ceremony where graduates are individually recognized by their college or department; this is the ceremony where each graduating student walks across the stage to receive his or her graduation certificate (actual diplomas are mailed to students approximately six weeks after all course work is completed).

We hope to see you there, and we look forward to celebrating our graduating students’ success!


Winners of Online-Evaluation Drawing Announced

The Associate in Arts Program recently completed beta testing of its new course evaluation format, which will allow students to complete end-of-semester course evaluations online. Selected classes from the Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown campuses – eight classes overall – were chosen to participate in this pilot program at the end of the Fall 2013 semester, and three lucky participants’ names were chosen at random in a prize drawing. UD Wilmington student Chavez Mooney won an iPad Mini; students Karina Scruggs and Autumne Goulet, both of UD Dover, won a $75 and $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble, respectively. Congratulations to all three winners!

Chavez Mooney with Dr. David Satran (left) and Dr. Richard Bacon (right).
Chavez Mooney with Dr. David Satran (left) and Dr. Richard Bacon (right).
Karina Scruggs with Dr. Richard Bacon.
Karina Scruggs with Dr. Richard Bacon.
Autumne Goulet with Advisor Latoya Watson.
Autumne Goulet with Advisor Latoya Watson.