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So you want to earn your Delaware Teacher Certification? Let's take a look at the step by step instructions:

Traditional Approach for the Delaware Teacher Certification

  1. Get a degree - Bachelors at a minimum, Masters is even a better option.
  2. Perform your Teacher Preparation: This includes teacher prep courses, student teaching, or other internships. To receive a Delaware Teacher Certification, you have to have experience in teaching - even unpaid.
  3. Complete the Praxis I exam.
  4. Register online to begin the process
  5. Submit the following:
    • Test scores
    • Current certification (if you already have one)
    • Forms printed from your online session
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Mail to:
      Attention: Certification
      Department of Education
      Collette Education Resource Center
      35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
      Dover, DE 19904
    • (302) 857-3388
  6. Do you want to renew your Delaware Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Delaware Teacher Certification

Alternatively, there is another path you can take to get your teaching in Delaware without completing the teacher education program. However, you must complete the teacher education program within the first year while being a part of a mandatory mentoring program.

  1. Obviously you must still earn your bachelors degree from a credited university. Ideally, you should always continue your education in efforts to earn a Master’s degree.
  2. You’ll need to complete the Praxis I exam in reading, writing, and math. Pass the Praxis II subject-area exam
  3. You must currently be a full-time teacher in a Delaware Secondary School
  4. Pass Health and Criminal Background Checks
  5. Speak to someone at the following offices:
    • Newark Office: (302) 831-4598
    • Georgetown Office: (302)855-1632

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Ranked as one of the Best Regional Universities in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 27th among the Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.A private university that features small class sizes.
  • Conducts undergraduate science research in state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Has degree programs in global entrepreneurship and international business, sports administration, and intercultural human rights.
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  • Ranked 21st among the Best Education Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Established in 1918 with the mission, “to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally, and globally.”
  • The first major research university to offer an online M.A.  in teaching program.
  • Offers certificate through doctoral programs in teaching, counseling, and more.
  • All programs taught with the guiding principles of leadership, learning, accountability, and diversity.
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  • A private, Christian, liberal arts university founded in 1905 and open to students of any faith.
  • Has an average class size of 20 students.
  • 97% of students receive financial aid, with the average freshman receiving $10,000.
  • Offers over 25 undergraduate degree programs.
  • Has approximately 5,000 students; 60% female and 40% male.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Offers more than 70 majors and programs, as well as several off-campus internships.
  • 94% of students in the 2014-2015 academic year qualified for financial aid.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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