Graduate Programs in Education



Joseph Falodun, Ph.D., Dean

Norma K. Clark, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs


Anaradha Dujari, Ed.D., Wilmington College (Educational Innovation and Leadership)
Gholam Kibria, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University (Higher Education and Special Education)
William J. McIntosh, Ed.D., Temple University (Science Education)
Rayton Sianjina, Ph.D., University of Mississippi (Educational Administration/Technology)

Associate Professors:

Billie Friedland, Ph.D., West Virginia University (Special Education)
Adjai Robinson, Ph.D., Columbia University (Early Field Experience)
David A. Falvo,  Ed.D., West Virginia University (Instructional Technology, and Curriculum and Instruction)

Assistant Professors:

Chandra Aleong, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Business Education)
Everard Cornwall, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Vocational and Technical Education)
Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Ed.D., Wilmington College (Educational Leadership)

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 applicant requirements.  Application materials should be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education and Sports Sciences, 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 Department of Education.  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 for 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) comprehensive examination; (b) research thesis/dissertation; and/or (c) scholarly multi-media presentation.  Details about each option are described in detail in the Education Department’s Graduate Student Handbook.

Graduate Program Options

Delaware State University offers the following graduate degree programs in the following concentrations areas:

A certification only program in Administration and Supervision is also provided