TeachDE is a new statewide initiative charged with supporting the quantity and quality of Delaware’s teacher pipeline.
TeachDE is made up of teachers, parents, school leaders, district leaders, as well as representation from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, Wilmington University, DelTech, ARTC, Teach for America, Relay Graduate School, and other critical stakeholders.
The Partnership for Public Education facilitates this initiative.
Check out some preliminary descriptive statistics from a Teach DE Survey of Incoming College Students Attitudes About Teaching
Surveys have been distributed to the incoming freshman at three of the five institutes of higher education in Delaware – Delaware State University, Wesley University, and the University of Delaware. As of November 7th, 2017, 483 surveys have been completed.
Leadership Council: The members of this group meet bi-monthly to guide the work of the working groups. The Leadership Council is tasked with offering formal policy, practice, and preparation recommendations.
Recruitment: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions within the recruitment of Delawareans to the teaching profession and into Delaware teacher preparation programs.
Alignment: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions in the alignment of Delaware teacher preparation programs to the evolving needs of Delaware schools.
Workforce: This working group is focused on identifying challenges and developing creative solutions in placing Delaware graduates into Delaware schools and providing robust support in the first three years of teaching.