The Delaware Center for Teacher Education (DCTE) provides support services for students, faculty, and staff in the educator preparation programs at the University of Delaware.

UCTE Meetings

All meetings will be in Rm 210, 200 Academy Street

Spring 2019 Meetings

Monday, February 18, 2:30-4:00
Monday, March 18, 2:30-4:30
Monday, April 15, 2:30-4:30
Monday, May 13, 2:30-4:30

Archived Meeting Minutes

CEHD Holiday Reception Honorees


The 2018 College of Education and Human Development Holiday Reception on December 14 was preceded by the Inaugural Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education Lecture by School of Education Director Chrystalla Mouza, who spoke about “Learning to Teach with Emerging Technologies: Implications for Teacher Education.”  Also honored at the lecture were Elizabeth Soslau and Cynthia Paris with theCEHD Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding models of teaching.  Congratulations to Chrystalla, Elizabeth, and Cynthia—UD is lucky to have you!

Chris McBride to Retire as ERC Associate Director

Longtime Education Resource Center Associate Director Chris McBride will be retiring after 19 years of service at UD.  Chris started at the ERC in 1999, and earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University while on staff.  She became Associate Director in 2010 upon the retirement of former ERC Associate Director Peggy Dillner. Chris collaborated with OET in the CEHD Do2Learn Makerspace and the UD Ed Tech and APPLE Access conferences, coordinated the CEHD Toys for Tots and Food Bank drives, and worked with the Laundromat Library League to provide books for underprivileged children.

Faculty and staff who have worked with Chris throughout her time at UD have expressed great appreciation for her helpfulness and support, and many came out to wish her well at a December 3 reception at Caffé Gelato.

Chris will officially retire on January 4, but will stay on part-time until the new ERC Associate Director comes on board.  We wish Chris all the best in all her future ventures!

SAVE THE DATE for UD’s Teacher of the Year Event

DCTE will co-sponsor the 2nd Annual District & State Teacher of the Year Appreciation Event with the School of Education and the Center for Secondary Education on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm  in the Trabant University Center.  The event will feature a panel with the Teachers of the Year, followed by a reception.  Last year’s event was inspiring, with the teachers sharing their experiences and passion for their work.  Please encourage your students to attend, and/or consider incorporating the event as part of your coursework.  Please also plan to attend yourself if you can—you won’t be disappointed!  For more information, contact Christine Carrino Gorowara (

OCS Hosts HR Partnership Breakfast

On November 2, the Office of Clinical Studies at DCTE hosted our 3rd Partnership Breakfast with HR representatives from various districts in Delaware.  With Jamie Bailey and Marie Peters having recently joined OCS, we wanted to use this time to (re)introduce them, review goals and challenges, and celebrate successes with our partners.  One main goal was to get all districts to use a Google doc to help with placing student teachers, and we have now met that goal!  We also used this time to assess and strengthen our partnerships and took a deeper look at where they could improve.  HR representatives were given two rubrics to complete from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).  One was on collaboration and engagement and the other was on dissemination of information.  We discussed what each of those meant and shared thoughts on what we need to do to reach the transformational phase on the rubric. At the next meeting, we will reflect on our progress and then look into two different features of rubrics to evaluate those areas.  We are looking forward to the next Partnership Breakfast!

DACTE Updates

The Delaware Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (DACTE) hosted 13 district representatives from around the state at the December 6 meeting to talk about issues of mutual importance and how districts and teacher preparation programs can work in partnership to address them.  Topics included the affordability and accessibility of teacher preparation programs, public relations for the teaching profession, and the teacher pipeline.  With respect to the pipeline, district representatives expressed a great interest in developing more residency programs.

On January 17 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, DACTE will host Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting and Associate Secretary of Education Jon Neubauer at the Wilmington University Dover site.  For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Christine Carrino Gorowara (

ARTC to offer edTPA Workshops

The Alternate Routes To Certification program is actively preparing for its annual edTPA workshop series, which will be held throughout January and February.  The workshop series is open to any in-service teacher in the state of Delaware and is designed to provide guidance with the process of preparing for and submitting the edTPA.

The workshop series is being offered in two locations: 200 Academy Street, Newark, DE and Delaware Technical Community College, 21179 College Drive,
Georgetown, Delaware, on the following dates and times:

Saturday, 1/12/19,  9:00-1:00
Saturday, 1/19/19,  9:00-1:00
Saturday, 1/26/19,  9:00-1:00
Thursday, 2/7/19,   5:00-9:00
Thursday, 2/14/19, 5:00-9:00
Thursday, 2/21/19, 5:00-9:00

For more information, contact Frank Livoy ( or Liz Terlecki (

Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members

Kappa Delta Pi, UD’s Educational Honors Society, inducted 42 new members on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018. KDP’s mission is to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The UD chapter of KDP, Zeta Omicron, continues to focus on programming that supports professional development for pre-service teachers.DCTE’s Alyssa Truszkowski ( serves as advisor to KDP.