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.
All meetings will be in Rm 210, 200 Academy Street, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
New Staff in the Office of Clinical Studies
DCTE welcomes two new staff members to our Office of Clinical Studies! Jamie Bailey and Marie Peters have taken over the OCS Assistant Director positions. Jamie has primary responsibility for early childhood and elementary placements as well as professional development relevant to clinical educators and field instructors, while Marie is primarily responsible for secondary placements and clearances.
Jamie was a teacher for nine years and then spent two years in an Assistant Principal Intern role. She worked as an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University and also spent some time as a field supervisor providing feedback and support to teacher candidates at University of Delaware.
Jamie holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UD and a Master’s degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University. She looks forward to continuing her studies to earn her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Marie worked for the past two years at UD with student teachers as a field observer and as a coach for the Alternative Routes to Certification Program. Prior to coming to UD, she served as department chair and cooperating teacher during her twenty-five years of teaching high school mathematics.
Marie holds a BS in Industrial Administration (Management Information Systems) from Iowa State University, completed the requirements for her secondary mathematics certification at Rowan University, and earned her MEd in Secondary Mathematics from UD.
First Annual DCTE Open House
DCTE hosted our first Open House and Welcome Back event for new, current, and prospective teacher candidates on September 17 from 3:00-6:00 pm in our 200 Academy Street conference room, with the goals of welcoming students back to campus and giving them an opportunity to get to know the people and resources who will help them throughout their time as a teacher candidate.
Our inaugural event featured treats, information about the DCTE departments, and activities. Jamie Bailey organized a game with a raffle prize of gift certificates to Honeygrow on Main Street. Students asked about clearances, certification, and careers in education.
The Secondary Educators of Tomorrow (SET) student group also hosted a table to greet students, and attendees were invited to sign up for two Do2Learn Makerspace programs in sewing and robotics.
Despite the rain, a number of students came out to learn about all that DCTE has to offer. There were several of first-year students and even a few undeclared students who are planning to change to teacher prep majors! We look forward to including more departments and student groups when we host this event next year.
Draft 2018 DDOE Scorecards Issued
The Delaware Department of Education issued the draft versions of the 2018 Educator Preparation Program Reports, also known as the “scorecards,” for a 30-day review period ending October 17. The scorecards rate educator preparation programs in six domains: Recruitment, Candidate Performance, Placement, Retention, Graduate Performance, and Perceptions. Ratings for each domain are determined by two to four metrics.
Scorecards are issued biennially, and each program will earn a program renewal status based on their data in accordance with Regulation 290. Once verified, the scorecards will be published on the DDOE website in a similar manner to the 2016 scorecards: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/domain/398
Please contact your program coordinator or DCTE Interim Director Christine Carrino Gorowara (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the scorecards or would like to view the draft scorecard for your program.
Do2Learn Makerspace Session
Friday, April 29
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Education Resource Center