Graduate Programs in Education

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Program Philosophy


Students will be prepared with the competencies to perform responsibilities related to their program area’s professional standards and certification requirements. Human and physical resources are provided to insure a deep understanding of important facts and issues and to develop higher order thinking skills in an environment that promotes cooperation and tolerance. Students have the ability to express themselves effectively in written and oral presentations and can use technology to enhance their teaching, communication and administrative functions.

Admission and Degree Requirements

All applicants must submit a completed University graduate program application, official transcripts of all academic work and three (3) letters of recommendation. Some programs may have additional application requirements.  Application materials should be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education, Health and Public Policy, Education and Humanities Building, room 112.

All applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or have completed prerequisite courses as designated by the Education Department. The quality of academic performance in undergraduate and graduate studies will be considered in evaluating applicants for admission to a graduate program  at Delaware State University. All admission criteria must be satisfied prior to being granted degree candidacy.

Applicants are required to take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants are asked to provide evidence that they have taken or are scheduled to take one of these tests as part of the application process. GRE and MAT scores submitted with application must have been taken no more than five (5) years earlier than the application date.

Capstone Experience

Graduate students must complete a Capstone experience as one of the exit criteria for award of the degree.   Each degree program defines the options available for the Capstone.  Options may include:  (a) research thesis/dissertation; and/or (b) scholarly multi-media presentation.  Details about each option are described in detail in the Education Department’s Graduate Student Handbook.


Dr. N.K. Rathee
Director, Graduate Programs

Ext. 7170, Room 112