For students planning to major in education, the Georgetown and Wilmington AAP campuses offer the Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) program, which allows students to complete the BS.Ed. in four years. AA-ETE students begin their education courses and field experiences in their first semester, enabling them to apply what they learn from their coursework and to develop their skills with children immediately.
Additionally, Georgetown's dual-admissions partnership with Beebe Healthcare's Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing in Lewes, Del., offers prospective nursing students the opportunity to simultaneously earn an Associate in Arts degree from UD and a diploma in professional nursing from Rollins, which is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware. This educational partnership, which commenced in the Fall 2017 semester, offers a pathway for southern Delaware students to pursue RN, BSN, and MSN degrees without ever needing to transition to the Newark campus.
Note our choice of words: AAP students transition to the Newark campus, not transfer. AAP students are already ID-carrying UD students who may use the UD library, join student organizations, catch a Fightin' Blue Hens football game, study abroad, and do essentially everything else a UD student at the main campus can do. Our students have the best of both worlds in terms of campus resources, as they also have access to Delaware Tech libraries, bookstores, social clubs, and student government activities.
More than 80 percent of first-year AAP students return for their second year, and more than 70 percent earn their associate's degree within three years. Nearly all transition to the main campus to earn their bachelor’s degrees.
As the program continues to grow, a quality University of Delaware education is now more accessible than ever. The faculty and staff of the AAP are proud to continue this tradition of educational success for students across the state.