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WilmU Honored for Excellence in Teacher Preparation

Accreditation group cites continuous improvement and diversity Wilmington University has been named one of the top teaching schools in the country by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which evaluates the performance of more than 700 teacher prep programs nationwide. CAEP’s annual Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement honored WilmU…
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Ed.D. Grad Takes Innovation to Corrections

You might not think that schools and prisons share management strategies. Both institutions, however, focus on the development of large groups of people, and both of their populations can benefit from innovation. Just ask Maj. Kimberly Hughey, who was appointed deputy warden…
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Rethinking What It Takes to Teach

An assistant professor from Wilmington University’s College of Education is leading a team of Delaware teachers and school officials as part of a national effort to examine the entry requirements for education degrees and the teaching profession. Early this year, the…
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Expanding Teachers’ Abilities

Dr. Todd Hackett-Slimm Special education teachers are in demand nationwide. Over the past year, one local school district’s collaboration with Wilmington University helped it fill this critical need with qualified staff. “In order to accommodate more learners with disabilities, the Colonial School District needed more teachers with a special education endorsement,” says WilmU Assistant…
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A Former Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Journey to an Ed.D.

Sonya Lawrence Beginning with a paper route as a teenager in her hometown of Amityville, New York (yes, that Amityville), Sonya Lawrence has held various jobs during a successful and still burgeoning career. As she recounts them during an interview for this story, it…
Academic Digest

Yearlong Teaching Residents Go to the Front of the Class

Delaware’s new law supporting Yearlong Teacher Residency Programs allows yearlong teacher interns across the state to receive a stipend of up to $25,000 for their work in partner school districts. Wilmington University’s year-long residency option, an immersive…
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Future Teacher Earns WilmU Scholarship

A full scholarship to Wilmington University and its College of Education marks the next step in Angelie Ross-Jimenez’s journey toward becoming an elementary school teacher in the Appoquinimink School District, where she learned to love teaching. At Appoquinimink High School, Ross-Jimenez participated in the Teacher Academy program and led statewide Teacher Academy activities. The program…
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Future Teacher Meets U.S. Secretary of Education

In her Practicum II program, Camrynn McTeer is preparing for a future as an elementary school teacher. During a recent day in the classroom, however, she also got to meet and have a conversation with the nation’s highest-ranking education official. U.S. Secretary of…
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Training Today's Educators to Prepare Tomorrow's Teachers

The next generation of public school teachers depends on the quality — and the availability — of mentor teachers who will show them the way. Wilmington University (WilmU) has joined two local school districts, three other teaching colleges, and the Delaware Department of…
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WilmU Works with School District to Expand Teachers' Abilities

Special education teachers are in demand nationwide. Over the past year, one local school district’s collaboration with Wilmington University helped it fill this critical need with qualified staff. “In order to accommodate more learners with disabilities, the Colonial School District needed more teachers with a special education endorsement,” says WilmU assistant professor Dr.
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