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Future Teachers Get a Head Start in High School

High school students and aspiring teachers attending a lunch-and-learn session at the Wilmington University New Castle campus. Future teachers are forming a bond with Wilmington University while still in high school. The events are part of a leading-edge program by WilmU that allows students who plan to become teachers to get a head start on college by earning credits while they are still in high…
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From Paraprofessional to Licensed Teacher

Wilmington University is helping to blaze a new career path for teachers, partnering with the state to provide school paraprofessionals with a specialized program to complete their bachelor’s degrees as licensed educators. Currently, 7% of positions for teachers in…
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WilmU’s Ed.D. Programs Help You Lead and Inspire 

As head of the Oakland School in Troy, Virginia, Dr. Barton Reese hopes to “make the greatest impact” by leveraging his experiences and skills — skills he refined at Wilmington University and calls “vital to where I sit now.” Before earning a Doctor of…
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WilmU’s DEI Programs Foster Respect and Understanding

As Wilmington University’s student affairs resource coordinator and food pantry manager, Allison Laurant speaks to people “on such a personal level” — international students, LGBTQ+ students, neurodiverse students, food-insecure students and more. That’s why she enrolled in WilmU’s new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate program. “I want to make sure I’m respecting…
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Raising Awareness in the Gaming Community

Dr. Matthew Wilson Dr. Matthew Wilson, director of Liberal Arts, is getting the word out about WilmU’s new online Esports Certificate program, which prepares students to compete in the rapidly expanding field with expertise in business, technology, entrepreneurship, and…
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Dr. Abi Bakare: A Leader at the Mint

Dr. Abi Bakare The next time you count the change in your pocket, think of the people who earn their living literally making money. Dr. Abiodun (Abi) Bakare, chief learning officer at the U.S. Mint, is responsible for helping 1,600 government employees do their jobs better…
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A New Dean

Dr. Tyler Wells Dr. Tyler Wells, a collaborative, innovative, and decisive leader committed to student success, has been named dean of the College of Education and Liberal Arts. Starting as an adjunct in 2001 in the College of Education, Dr. Wells became chair of the Office of Clinical Studies in 2012, then was named director of Teacher Preparation, Community Outreach, and Partnerships. A…
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Real-Life Lessons in Historic Preservation

Lynn Moore, chair of History and Humanities, has a hands-on view of history, teaching lessons from the past at Wilmington University while preserving historic structures as a volunteer. At the Historic Georgetown Association, he recently launched a series of open houses for…
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Innovative Programs for Aspiring and Experienced Educators

Wilmington University supports Delaware schools, districts and educators through CAEP-accredited programs providing hands-on experience, tuition assistance options, PRAXIS support and our PRAXIS for Credit program. WILMU HELPS TEACHERS SUCCEED: 100% of WilmU teacher prep…
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Level Up! New Esports Certificate Builds Marketable Career Skills

“Three billion people worldwide are identifying as gamers,” says Stephen Sye, CEO of Futures First Gaming. And if you’re one of them or interested in becoming one, Wilmington University’s offering a new Esports Certificate to learn the business of gaming. “I like to say, ‘Gaming’s the carrot, but the learning is the nugget,’” he explains. “This is an opportunity for not…
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