Delaware Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No, DE offers no such certificate. The closest certifications offered by the DE Department of Education are "Middle Level English Language Arts Grades 6-8" and "Secondary English Language Arts Grades 9-12 (valid 6-8 in a middle school).
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): To obtain an ELA certificate, Praxis II 0049 (middle) or Praxis II 0041 (secondary) is required.
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: DE only accepts degrees from regionally accredited institutions. NCATE is preferred.
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Delaware DOES belong to the Interstate Certification Agreement and has teacher contract agreements with Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Delaware DOES belong to the NASDTEC Interstate Contract (Teachers only). Reciprocity: Educators who hold a full and current license/certificate in another U.S. state (including District of Colombia, Guam, and Puerto Rico) will receive a comparable license/certificate upon applying for licensure/certification in Delaware.

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Information from:

Erin Pieshala, epieshala@DOE.K12.DE.US