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Foreign Language

The following two new courses have been added beginning Spring 2005 — Arabic 101 and Fulani 101. Mastery of Arabic and/or Fulani languages is an asset for those seeking positions in foreign service, the National Security Agency (NSA), the FBI, or homeland security. Credits earned will fulfill graduation requirements at DSU. Contact Dr. Nwosu at 302-857-6595 for more information. The objectives of the Foreign Language Department are to: develop cross- cultural understanding and the ability to communicate effectively in the language, to provide career-related language skills, and to prepare majors for graduate studies and/or teacher certification. TEACHING MAJOR: Language majors seeking state certification to teach in secondary schools must take forty-two (42) credits of foreign language: FL 201, 202, 203, 222, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 333, 334, 401, 406, 499. They must also take: Psychology 201, 204, 316; Education 204, 309, 313, 318, 322, 355, 411, 412 and History 104. All course work must be completed prior to student teaching. Teaching majors are encouraged to minor in a second language. See the Curriculum pages for the sequence in which courses should be taken. NON-TEACHING MAJORS: A total of thirty-nine (39) credit hours are required in FL 201, 202, 222, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 333, 334, 401, 406, 499. See the Curriculum page for the sequence in which courses should be taken. AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Education majors who select an area of concentration in French or Spanish are required to take the following twenty-four (24) credits: 201, 202, 203, 222, 242, 305 or 306, 334 and Methods 407 for K-8 Certification, or 409 for Secondary certification. MINOR: For a minor in French or Spanish, twenty four (24) hours are required: 201, 202, 222, 242, 305, 306, 334, and a 300 level or above literature course. BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE/NON-CERTIFICATE PROFESSIONAL COURSES: (See Departmental Offerings as listed) INDEPENDENT STUDY: Independent Study option is for students who hold Junior or Senior level status or teachers who wish to pursue a special interest topic within the discipline of Foreign Languages under the guidance of a Foreign Language faculty member. Course requirements include but are not limited to regular conferences with the faculty member, reading assignments, and completion of a comprehensive project or a 10-page research paper in the language of study for 399 and a 15-page research paper in the language of study for 499. Students must sign a contract agreeing to the course work requirements and must obtain the signatures of the consenting faculty member and of the Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages. FL 399 and 499 are the designated courses for Independent Study. FL 499 may also be taken for graduate credit. COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP): Any student who has completed two or more high school units of a foreign language is encouraged to take the CLEP exam. The department has established a policy as to the number of credits that can be awarded. The policy is as follows: Foreign Language majors may be awarded up to 12 credits. Non-majors who are required to take 12 hours of a foreign language may be awarded up to 9 credits. Non-majors who are required to take 6 hours of a foreign language may be awarded up to 3 credits. ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEWS: Any student who has successfully passed a recognized Oral Proficiency exam such as the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) may be awarded credit as follows: Foreign Language majors may be awarded up to 9 credits. Non-majors may be awarded up to 6 credits. WAIVERS: The Department will consider a waiver of the prerequisite for a course when the student submits a request in writing and demonstrates proficiency in the area covered by the prerequisite.  

Graduate Programs in Education

  Faculty Joseph Falodun, Ph.D., Dean Norma K. Clark, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs Professors: 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 Purpose: 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: Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Master of Arts in Special Education Master of Arts in Science Education Master of Arts in Adult Education and Basic Literacy Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership A certification only program in Administration and Supervision is also provided  

Introduction to Homeland Security

Introduction to Homeland Security flyer   Professional Development for Law enforcement personnel, Homeland Security and Delaware Emergency Management Agency. Five Week Online Course Address the function of the Department of Homeland Security, critical intrastate and asset protection as they relate to government, industry and the community. Compare National Security Policy before and after 9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security. Examine the use of intelligence to predict and prevent terror attacks. Examine cyber terrorism methods and strategies to prevent cyber threats. Describe the purpose, structure and function of the Incident Command System (ICS). Describe the ethical considerations involved in Homeland Security. $525 per attendee    Certificates available. Register with the Division of Adult and Continuing Education    302-857-6820.    

Drop-In Computer Lab

Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist In addition to the Tutoring Center, a full service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The computer lab is located in the William C. Jason Library Rooms 205 and 206. Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist In addition to the Tutoring Center, a full service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The computer lab is located in the William C. Jason Library Rooms 205 and 206. This lab provides the latest and most updated computer hardware and software at Delaware State University. It also provides students with dependable and knowledgeable staff ready to help with all computer related questions and problems. The lab provides ample seating for students who need to study as a group or individually. Additional computer related programs and services are provided on an as-needed basis. Computer Lab Hours Monday thru Thursday — 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday — 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday CLOSED Sunday — 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program



Delaware State University
Supplemental Instruction
Academic Support Center
William C. Jason Library
Room 213
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302-857-6387

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program offers weekly study sessions to students taking “historically” difficult courses. The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator is responsible for all SI policies and program management. The SI leaders are Academic Support Center Student Employees who report to the SI Coordinator. The role of the SI Coordinator is that of facilitator, supervisor, instructor, and mentor for the SI Leaders. As such, the Coordinator will be available as the primary contact and resource person for SI Leaders, and is charged with supporting all educational activities associated with the SI program. Study sessions are led by SI Leaders who have excelled in or tested out of the targeted course(s). SI leaders attend SI Courses, lectures, participate in classroom activities, and even take course exams. During the study sessions, they teach learning and study strategies while working with students to interpret what has been read or heard, generate new ideas, and put content-related concepts into perspective. What SI leaders do NOT do is re-lecture or go beyond the content covered in class.    




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William C. Jason Library
Room 213




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University Testing Services and Programs





Delaware State University  University College Testing Services and Programs If our customers are happy, we are happy. The mission of the Testing Services and Programs Office is to assist DSU students and the surrounding communities in assessing their knowledge, skills, and abilities as relates to higher and continuing education by providing a variety of programming to engage and promote student success and testing credentialing certifications. This is accomplished through the use of written, computer-adapted assessments, workshops and testing instruments.    The testing center is committed to a diverse environment that encourages students and staff to function independently while demonstrating their inter- and intra-dependence as members of the collegiate community. We set the standard of excellence in the testing center by providing quality services to our DSU community, surrounding communities in Delaware and the Atlantic Region. Delaware State University, University College, Testing Services and Programs subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. Effective October 15, 2015 $15 reschedule fee for all test candidates.   Study Skills Inventory The College Level Study Skills Inventory will assist in providing students immediate feedback on their current approach to college level study skills. There are six critical study skills college students need to consistently be developing: text book reading, note taking, memory, test preparation, concentration, and time management. At the conclusion of the inventory, each of these skills will be assessed based on the manner in which the questions were answered. Please contact Testing Services and Programs for workshop dates or individual sessions. (302) 857-6144  Getting Connected for Student Success   University College, Testing Services and Programs is here throughout the semester to provide testing strategies workshops that cover exclusive problem-solving techniques and test-taking tips facilitated by our certified test administrator and testing specialist. The workshops focus on strategies and critical thinking skills needed for the exams. Students will be introduced to a systematic approach to answering application and analysis-level questions. Students will learn how to break each question down and identify common traps. Students will also learn tips to help develop test-taking skills for before the test and during the test, as well as develop endurance techniques to help them finish strong based on resources from Education Testing Service (ETS) and College Board. For more information, please email call (302) 857-6144  Testing Services Offered College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - click here to assess your readiness for a CLEP exam Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) New Student(s) & Transfer Placement Testing (Accuplacer) Online Course Evaluation Graduate Admission testing (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, MAT) Teacher Certification Tests (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, PPST) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CASTLE FAA/FCC GED ACT DANTES (DSST) Microsoft Office Specialist/Applications Certifications Kryterion Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional(CPS/CAP) Certiport Epic ESCO Group Prometric Prov Crane Institute Certification (CIC)  4ROI Comira Pearsonvue PAN MPRE Pharmacy Technician/Real Estate Certification Courtesy Testing for Other Universities Maritime (U.S. Coast Guard) State of Delaware Certification Testing (Laser Grade) Distance Education and Learning Services $35.00 per exam session Accessibility Services available No administrative fee for Delaware Air/Army National Guard for CLEP or DANTES (DSST) effective until December 2016. Testing Administration Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8 am to 5 pm, by appointment.   Please follow the following procedures for test center notification updates:  Please call 302.857.SNOW(7669) or 302.857.6290 (Public Safety) for updates on the status of testing center operations due to weather and emergency closings.  Thank you for utilizing our testing center.  Director’s Note These are exciting times for University College Testing Services and Programs. Our office is enjoying new levels of respect and distinction in accomplishing our goals. At the core of this newfound enthusiasm are a dedicated staff committed to ensuring that each customer (internal/external) receives unwavering attention, assistance and support. The testing office emphasizes quality in all aspects of its operational processes. University College Testing Services and Programs is committed to strive for excellence. The ultimate goal for the office is to be the very best it can be as premium testing location in the State of Delaware.   Delaware State University’s University College Testing Services and Programs subscribes to the testing guidelines, standards and procedures of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and a part of the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Our office services as the NCTA Liaison for Delaware.    

Thomasson Building Suite 202
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fax: 302.857.6142



Amystique Y. Harris-Church
Associate Director

Bruce O. Taylor 
Testing Assistant 

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