Highlights and Facts
American Community Schools – Athens
- On September 27, 2016 the University of Delaware and the American Community School signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership between the two schools.
- ACS was originally called the British Army School and was established to serve children whose families were stationed in Greece during WWII and the school is currently located on what was an American military base.
- ACS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- ACS’ course of study allows students to earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Over 60 countries are represented in the student body at ACS, and the faculty is diverse and highly educated
University of Delaware
- The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) offers two undergraduate teacher preparation programs: Early Childhood Education (ECE), and Elementary Teacher Education (ETE).
- The ECE major requires students to complete two 12-week student teaching placements during the senior year. Upon completing the program, ECE majors are endorsed for certification in early childhood education, and early childhood special education.
- The ECE program at UD is the only National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recognized blended program of early childhood education, and early childhood special education.
- Teacher candidates at UD typically complete student teaching placements in Delaware but will sometimes work in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- ACS Athens is the first international student teaching placement available to ECE and ETE teacher candidates.