Education Collaboration: Delaware Tech and Red Clay Consolidated School District
NEWARK – On Monday, October 14, administrators from Delaware Technical Community College’s Stanton and Wilmington Campus and Red Clay Consolidated School District signed an agreement for a coordinated Early Childhood Field Experience program between the two institutions that will place student teachers in the classroom earlier in their college career.
Delaware Tech Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education students will be paired with cooperative teachers in the Red Clay Consolidated School District for observations and practical placements. Delaware Tech typically places over 150 students in classrooms each semester.
The agreement was signed by Delaware Tech Acting Vice President and Campus Director, Dr. Kathy A. Janvier and Superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District, Dr. Merv B. Daugherty. Also present were Acting Dean of Instruction, Kathy Friel and Department Chair, Education, Kim Krzanowski.
“The Education Department at the Wilmington campus is excited to formalize our partnership with the Red Clay School District to give future educators an opportunity to observe and learn best practices in a present day classroom,” said Education Department Chair Kimberly Krzanowski.
Delaware Tech students will develop and maintain long-term relationships with both the teacher and the schools in which they are placed, providing valuable education and experience as they begin their careers as early childhood education teachers, or continue in their studies to become an elementary teacher.