The Developmental Education Council


Developmental Education at Del Mar College is committed to fostering the educational skills, literacies
and behaviors necessary for students to attain their academic, occupational, and life goals.


The mission of the Developmental Education Council at Del Mar College is to engender an understanding of developmental education as a field of practice and research within higher education based on a theoretical foundation in accepted developmental psychology and learning theory.

The Council promotes a respect for cognitive and affective growth in all learners and considers developmental education as sensitive and responsive to individual differences and special needs among learners.

The broad spectrum of developmental education includes coursework; academic advising; personal, academic, and career counseling; and all of the various forms of learning assistance including labs, tutoring, mentoring, and supplemental instruction.