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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SU, Delaware Tech Establish Transfer Option for Education Students

SALISBURY, MD---Delaware Technical Community College and Salisbury University again are partnering – this time to provide a seamless transfer for education students.

Under newly signed articulation agreements, Delaware Tech graduates with an associate’s degree in elementary education may more easily enroll in SU’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies to pursue a bachelor of science in either elementary education or early childhood education.

Student Jack Rothner, an elementary education major at Delaware Tech, said the new agreements open a “huge door” for students like himself.

“Not only now are we given direct access to Salisbury University, but we are given the chance to attend one of the best education programs available today,” he said.

“The Department of Teacher Education at Salisbury University is excited about this new collaborative partnership with Delaware Technical Community College,” said Dr. Chin-Hsiu Chen, department chair. “It demonstrates our joint mission to meet the growing demand for high quality early childhood and elementary education teachers in Maryland, Delaware and neighboring states.”

“Agreements like these are so important to Delaware Tech and our students,” said Dr. Bobbi J. Barends, vice president and campus director for the Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown. “Salisbury University continues to be an extremely valuable partner in opening up opportunities for our students to pursue their academic goals.”

Existing agreements benefit students studying human services/social work and medical laboratory technology/clinical laboratory science-medical technology. A business administration transfer option also allows Delaware Tech students to enroll as juniors in one of 10 programs in SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

In addition, the Delmarva Partnership Scholarship provides eligible students, who are residents of Delaware, $5,000 each year to help cover the cost difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Delaware Tech graduates also may be eligible for another $1,000 annual award at SU.

Delaware Tech, the First State’s only community college, offers more than 100 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates via four campuses located in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. Visit to learn more.

SU, part of the University System of Maryland, is home to more than 8,700 students and offers 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, including two doctoral programs in nursing practice and education. For more information, visit

Pictured, from left, are Delaware Tech students Briana Giansanti, Sierra Schultheis, Kyra Webb, Jack Rothner, Savannah Brown, Karen Jimenez and Alissa Banks, along with SU Provost Diane Allen and Owens Campus Vice President Bobbi Barends.

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