Education signing day held at Cape

May 18, 2024

University of Delaware recruiter Jamie Bailey and Cape Henlopen High School senior Ava Phillipine participated in an education signing day hosted by Cape on May 2. Held annually, the event celebrates seniors pursuing teaching degrees after graduation. Nineteen Cape students attended the event, along with representatives from University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College and Wilmington University and Cape administrators and teachers. Phillipine is one of four graduating seniors from Cape who will major in education at UD in the fall.

UD supports events such as Cape’s to encourage students in becoming future educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage. Bailey works closely with Delaware schools and teacher academies on providing students hands-on experiences in the field of education - such as learning labs, internships and more - prior to enrolling in teacher preparation programs. Additionally, UD’s Teachers of Tomorrow pipeline program invites Delaware high school juniors and seniors to campus for an immersive, two-week summer institute, free of charge, where they learn about UD teacher preparation majors, meet current students and talk with educators. UD also offers a teacher residency program, which allows UD education students to pursue year-long, paid teaching placements in high-needs Delaware school districts. Many teacher residents accept full-time positions within their resident school or district upon completion of the program.

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