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.


2015-2016 Meeting Minutes

2016-2017 Meeting Dates

  • September 9
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

All meetings will be held 1:00 – 3:00 pm at 200 Academy St., Rm 210.


Meet Alyssa Truszkowski

Alyssa Truszkowski joined DCTE in June as an Academic Advisor and the UD Certification Officer. She works with students and alumni to help them navigate the teacher certification process, including understanding which Praxis tests to take and the steps for completing the performance assessments (edTPA and PPAT). She is also the advisor for the Kappa Delta Pi national education honor society. Alyssa is looking forward to supporting students, faculty, and staff with certification requirements, forms and questions.

New Online Modules for Clinical Educators and Field Instructors

The Office of Clinical Studies and a committee of faculty and professional staff launched two online professional development modules this fall for clinical educators (cooperating teachers) and UD field instructors who work with student teachers. The Capstone Clinical Experience Evaluation Module prepares both groups to use the new Capstone Clinical Experience Evaluation. The Mentoring Your UD Teacher Candidate Module provides guidance to clinical educators on developing a relationship with teacher candidates and observing and giving feedback to them. Both online modules are available through Taskstream so that they can be completed easily anywhere. OCS looks forward to continuing to develop resources to support clinical educators and field instructors as they mentor teacher candidates.

UCTE Information

The University Council on Teacher Education (UCTE) will hold its first meeting of the academic year on September 12 from 1:00-3:00. All meetings are held at 200 Academy Street, Room 210 (second floor conference room) and are open to anyone interested in attending. The UCTE website includes the dates of the fall meetings, agendas, minutes, and members. It also includes a list of the policies for candidates and programs for future reference.

Recent Reports Related to Teacher Preparation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the report Accountability in Teacher Preparation: Policies and Data in the 50 States and DC in July that summarizes the accountability policies and related evaluation measures that state agencies use to make decisions for initial and continuing program approval. The report includes findings, conclusions, and implications for states.

The report No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) lists four “common elements that make up the design of world-class education systems”, including an element related to teacher preparation. Delaware State Senator David Sokola is a member of the NCSL International Education Study Group who participated in the writing of the report that was released in August. He wrote an editorial in The News Journal describing how Delaware education initiatives are consistent with international best practices.

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