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.
Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP)
The Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) is available to all qualifying Education Majors who are certified residents of the state of Delaware. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be enrolled full-time at Delaware State University. Initial eligibility and selection for this scholarship will be determined by the STEP Scholarship Committee. Once an individual receives the scholarship, verification for continued eligibility will be completed by the STEP Scholarship Coordinator twice per semester. This scholarship covers all of the recipient's tuition and fees (room, board, and meal plans not included). Recipient award amounts may vary by semester.