Teaching Education Degrees in Delaware

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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Like all the other states, Delaware requires their teachers have at least a bachelor’s degree as well as a teaching certificate for an approved teaching school.

Aspiring teachers must also pass the Praxis test and complete at least 91 days of student teaching in any subject. Although there are not as many teaching schools in Delaware as other states, there are several top colleges where students can obtain a teaching degree.

You might consider an online teaching degree from an accredited university in addition to Delaware based campus locations.

  • 48 teaching programs in Delaware accredited by CAEP
  • 26 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 16 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Delaware

There are various educational courses online for students in Delaware who cannot attend classes on campus. An online Master of Education in teacher leadership is offered at at least one university located in Delaware.

Online Teaching Degrees from Delaware Universities

There are also available online bachelor degree programs in career and technical education; early childhood education; applied technology in education; education studies and liberal studies as well as online Doctor of Education programs. See below for several featured universities that are online and have teaching programs at various degree levels.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Requirements to Teach in Delaware

Prospective educators in Delaware must complete the process for certification set by the Delaware Department of Education. All teachers have to hold a Bachelor’s degree and complete a teacher preparation program. They must also pass an acceptable performance exam like the edPTA and the Praxis Subject Assessment(s) that are in alignment with the grade level(s) and subject(s) being taught.

There is a three-tiered licensure system in Delaware. An initial license and a certificate to practice in the competency area(s), valid for four years, is issued to new teachers meeting all the requirements. If educators successfully complete four years of teaching and have no more than one annual evaluation that was deemed unsatisfactory, they advance to the Continuing license, valid for five years and renewable.

The highest level of teacher licensure is attained by becoming National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified. There is an alternative Delaware teacher certification for candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree but not having completed a teacher preparation program.

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

Delaware students who seek financial assistance for a college education begin by completing the FAFSA. FAFSA awards are paid to the school. Any remaining amount beyond tuition is paid to the student as the school deems fit, after attending class continuously for a month or two. That money can be used for other necessities such as meal plans, rent, materials, and books.

Delaware is a supporter of higher education. The state has scholarships and grants available to support and encourage students interested in attending Delaware universities and colleges. Students should apply for scholarships and grants available from the school they plan to attend first.

Most Delaware scholarships and grant programs are based on academic achievement, financial need, or both. There is fierce competition for the awards, but students should not be discouraged. Exploring all the options increases the chances of winning.

The Delaware Higher Education Office publishes a compilation of grants and scholarships available to Delaware students who are college-bound. Other funding is available through local, county, and regional businesses or fraternal, civic, and religious organizations.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Delaware has few schools. Every college and university have their own implementations and policies. Students are best served by researching the university or college they wish to attend. Delaware is a Regional Student Program member and has a limited agreement of reciprocity among select Northeastern States.

For the Delaware State University, students are classified as in-state or non-resident students for the purpose of tuition and fees by the Office of Admissions at the time of admission. In general, in-state classification requires an established domicile for a minimum of one year before the beginning of a term.

Eligible non-citizens who are lawfully admitted permanent residents may apply for in-state tuition. Delaware State University complies with the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 that states, qualifying individuals will be charged no more than resident tuition and fee rates. Active members of the Delaware National Guard are eligible for in-state tuition and fee rates regardless of the state of residency. Veterans’ dependents are also eligible. They must apply for benefits through the VA.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of the Best CAEP Accredited Teaching Degrees in Delaware

Delaware State University
Dover
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership Building Level ELCC
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership District Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education 2008 Standards NASPE
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
University of Delaware
Newark
CAEP
  • Doctorate in Administration (District Level) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Blended Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Educational Technology (AECT) AECT
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education/Middle School English NCTE
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education/Middle School Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education/Middle School Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education/Middle School Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Elementary Teacher Education/Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in English Education (Secondary) NCTE
  • Masters in Exceptional Children and Youth CEC
  • Masters in Foreign Language (Masters) ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in School Leadership (Building Level) ELCC
  • Masters in School Library Media ALA
  • Doctorate in School Psychology NASP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Science Education (Secondary-undergraduate) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Masters in Social Studies Education (Masters) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education (Secondary) NCSS
  • Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language TESOL
Wesley College
Dover
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Education 5-8 AMLE
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education K-6 ACEI
  • 0 in Elementary Education/Special Education CEC
  • Masters in Master of Arts in Teaching IL/PB
  • Bachelors in Physical Education K-12 NASPE
Wilmington University
New Castle
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Early Care and Education/0-2 NAEYC
  • Bachelors in BS Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in BS Middle Level Education AMLE
  • Doctorate in EDD Educational Leadership (District Level) ELCC
  • Masters in MAT Secondary Education IL/PB
  • Masters in MED Elementary Studies ACEI
  • Masters in MED English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL
  • Masters in MED Reading ILA
  • Masters in MED School Leadership ELCC
  • Masters in MED Special Education K-12 CEC

Bachelor’s in Education Programs

Delaware State University (DSU), a CAEP-approved college, offers various bachelor degree programs with a wide range of majors including early childhood education (Birth-2, elementary education (k-6), elementary special education (1-8), middle level education (6-8), physical education (k-12), science education and secondary special education (7-12).

Another option for Delaware students in the University of Delaware (UD), which offers a 30-credit elementary teacher education honors degree and a regular elementary teacher education bachelor degree program. UD also offers teacher preparation programs in center for secondary teacher education, English education, foreign languages education, mathematics, music, social studies and science education.

The College of Education at Wilmington University offers a wide variety of teaching programs from associate degrees through doctorates and certificates. For baccalaureate programs, WU offers Bachelor of Science programs in career and technical education, education studies and an education program aimed at students after initial certification and licensure.

Master’s in Education Programs

DSU also offers master degree programs to bachelor degree holders interested in advancing their education and expanding their options. Possible majors include curriculum and instruction; administration and supervision; adult education and basic literacy; and special education. DSU has a Master of Teaching degree program for those who have a degree in a non-teaching major.

UD offers Master in Education programs in exceptional children and youth, school psychology, educational technology and teacher leadership as well as Master of Arts programs in school psychology and teaching English as a second language (TESOL). This university also offers 4+1 programs that allow the student to earn both bachelor and master degrees in either exceptional child and youth or TESOL.

WU offers Master of Education programs in areas like education studies, TESOL, elementary and secondary school counseling and special education to name just a few. Many of the programs offer several areas of concentration such as the education studies, which offers elementary education (K-6), secondary education (7-12) and special education (K-12). A Master of Arts in Teaching for secondary teachers is also offered at WU.

Teaching Certification & Specializations

DSU has a 51-credit doctoral degree program in educational leadership that can be completed in three years. Residents of the state of Delaware who are in teacher education programs may be eligible for the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) scholarship. The Roger Noyce Teacher Scholarship is also available to teaching students at DSU.

The associate degree in elementary teacher education at UD acts as the first two years of the bachelor degree program in the same major. Additionally, the UD offers minors in educational studies, educational technology and urban education as well as three doctoral degree programs. The university also offers various post-master courses of study.

WU offers certificate programs in elementary and secondary school counseling, game based learning and school counseling as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership and innovation; organizational learning, leadership and innovation; and higher education leadership and innovation.