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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education and Human Development

Children being taught by a College of Education and Human Development student teacher 

With an interdisciplinary approach that integrates instruction with research and service, graduate programs of the College of Education and Human Development prepares students to enhance human systems and development, strengthen educational practices and policies, and encourage effective policies and management in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

The College of Education and Human Development offers graduate degree programs through the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. 

The College of Education and Human Development graduate students have unequaled opportunities to participate in research and public service as well as internships in a variety of organizational settings and practicum experiences in schools. Many graduate students affiliate with one of the College’s nationally renowned research and public service centers. For more information, please see http://www.cehd.udel.edu.

Research and Public Service Centers

In addition to the extensive scholarly research and public service conducted by individual faculty and staff, the college’s research and public service centers provide research expertise and educational services to thousands of clients annually, including national and international groups and agencies as well as regional, state, and local organizations. Students work with faculty and staff on virtually all these efforts, designing research projects, developing training programs, gathering and analyzing data, organizing conferences, and writing and presenting research reports, scholarly papers, and journal articles.

The research and service centers listed below are profiled in detail in the Research Centers, Institutes, and Special Facilities section of this catalog:

  • Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS)
  • Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP)
  • Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE)
  • Delaware Education Research and Development Center (DERDC)
  • Office of Educational Technology (OET)
  • Professional Development Center for Educators (PDCE)

Other College of Education and Human Development Facilities

As a professional service-oriented college, the College of Education and Human Development has a unique combination of other facilities that provide a wide range of clinical experience and research settings for graduate students and faculty:

The College School located at 459 Wyoming Road, provides a school-year program for children with learning differences in grades 1-8. The school provides individualized and innovative instruction for children who have experienced challenges in their previous school settings. The goal is to transition these students to a more traditional classroom within an average of two to three years. The College School also serves as a research and clinical site for students and faculty in Education, School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Physical Education, Nutrition, and many other disciplines. For further information: www.collegeschool.udel.edu or call (302) 831-0222.

The Early Learning Center is a joint project of the Colleges of Education and Human Development, Arts and Sciences, and Health Sciences. The Center opened in June 2004 and is a state-of-the-art comprehensive early care and education facility. It offers quality child care and other services for families, including intervention services; technical assistance and training for community family-service providers; a laboratory for faculty and student researchers from several UD colleges; and a hands-on learning site for graduate and undergraduate students from across the campus. For more information, please see http://www.udel.edu/elc or contact Dr. Linda Zankowsky, Interim Director, at lzankow@udel.edu.

Housed within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Development, the University of Delaware Laboratory Preschool is an inclusive early education setting providing early education programs for children from six months old through kindergarten in multi-age school-year and after school programs. The UD Laboratory School has been awarded national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the highest quality rating by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood. It is affiliated with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, the National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers, and the International Association of Laboratory Schools. It is located at 459 Wyoming Road on the Children’s Campus.

The UD Laboratory School, opened in 1934 as among the first child study laboratories on university campuses, continues to fulfill the tri-part mission of Laboratory Schools:

  1. It provides supervised clinical experiences for University students preparing for professionals in fields serving young children and their families; all Early Childhood Education majors and students from majors across the University receive skilled coaching and mentoring from Master Teachers and other members of the Laboratory School staff.
  2. It serves as a site for research on young children, early learning, teaching, teachers, curriculum, and families of young children by University faculty, undergraduate and graduate students and the UD Laboratory School staff.
  3. It provides exemplary inclusive early education programs for area children and their families and serves as a model of high quality curriculum and teaching for early childhood practitioners in the region.

For further information visit www.labpreschool.udel.edu or contact Dr. Cynthia Paris, Director (302-831-8557, cparis@udel.edu) or Dorit Radnai-Griffin, Program Manager (302-831-8556, doritrg@udel.edu).

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