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Teacher preparation is an historically rooted pursuit at DSU, wherein a high emphasis is placed on producing excellent educators. This serves as unmistakable indication of the University's institutional understanding of the great need for teachers in our society. Education students are prepared to navigate the challenges presented by federal and State requirements and leave DSU to become highly qualified and competent teachers.

Current Education majors receive hands-on in school experiences in early field placements with partner schools, including at the Delaware State University Caesar Rodney Transition Partnership Project on campus, and the Early Childhood Lab School, which serves infants and toddlers through kindergarten.

In addition, new educational leadership master’s and doctoral degree programs have been established to produce the next generation of creative and highly skilled school administrators. The Masters and Doctorate of Education programs with a concentration in educational leadership are designed for the development and certification of educational leaders in private and public K–12 systems, higher education programs, and state, national and international educational organizations.

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Department of Education
EH Building, Room 100
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

(302) 857-6720
(302) 857-6722 Fax

Monday - Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm

Faculty/Staff Profile


Department Chair

Dr. Robert Martin, Ed.D.

Acting Chairperson/Coordinator of Physical Education
Associate Professor
EH 100
302.857.6720
bmartin@desu.edu

Dr. Nirmaljit K. Rathee

Acting Director, Graduate Program
Associate Professor
EH 112/MH 208
302.857.7170
nrathee@desu.edu

Associate Professors

Dr. Chandra Aleong

EH 239
302.857.7690
caleong@desu.edu

Dr. Prince Attoh

Coordinator of Educational Leadership
EH 6718
302.857-7618
pattoh@desu.edu

Dr. Cecil Clark

Director of Early Field & Clinical Experiences
EH 110
302.857-6740
cclark@desu.edu

Dr. Joseph Falodun

EH 254
302.857.6578
jfalodun@desu.edu

Dr. Janet Hill
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
EH 242
302.857.7393
jhill@desu.edu

Dr. Keun Kyu Kim

EH 233
302.857.6744
keunkim@desu.edu

Dr. Elaine Marker
Coordinator of Elementary Education
EH 245
302.857.7176
emarker@desu.edu

Dr. Faith Newton

Coordinator of Middle Level Education
EH  235
302.857.6826
fnewton@desu.edu

Dr. Richard Phillips

Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction
EH 235
302.857.7569
rphillips@desu.edu


Assistant Professors

Dr. Susanta Parida
Visiting Assistant Professor
sparita@desu.edu

Dr. Yvette Pierre
Early Field Experiences Coordinator
EH 110C
302.857.7570
ypierre@desu.edu

Dr. Sae Yeol Yoon

Visiting Assistant Profesor
EH 244
302.857.6726
syoon@desu.edu


Professional Staff

Ms. Brenda Hopkins

Program Coordinator
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
EH 248
302.857.6959
bhopkins@desu.edu

Ms. Kendra Modzelewski

Coordinator, Praxis Instruction
EH 234
302.857.5735
kmodzelewski@desu.edu

Ms. Constance Williams

Director of Early Child Lab School
EH 116
302.857.6731
clwilliams@desu.edu


Staff

Ms. Brandi Besecker
Senior Secretary, Chair's Office
EH 100
302.857.6720
bbesecker@desu.edu

Ms. Stacey Gede
Senior Secretary, Office of Clinical & Field Experiences
EH 110
302-857-6727
sgede@desu.edu

Ms. Danielle Hicks
Senior Secretary, Graduate Program Office
EH 112
302.857.7170
dshicks@desu.edu