Delaware Center for Teacher Education

Certification Information

Successful completion of the programs listed below, which includes both degree completion and passage of examinations required by the Delaware Department of Education, meet Delaware requirements for licensure and certification as indicated:

UD Educator Preparation Program Delaware Certification
Blended Early Childhood Education 1520 Early Childhood Teacher

1570 Early Childhood Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher

Elementary Teacher Education 1521 Elementary Teacher
English as a Second Language (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1562 Teacher of English Learners
Middle School English (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1531 Middle Level English Language Arts Teacher
Middle School Mathematics (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1532 Middle Level Mathematics Teacher 
Middle School Science (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1533 Middle Level Science Teacher
Middle School Social Studies (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1534 Middle Level Social Studies Teacher
Special Education (Elementary Teacher Education concentration) 1571 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Foreign Language Education:

·         French Education

·         German Education

·         Latin Education

·         Italian Education

·         Spanish Education

1565 World Language Teacher
MEd in Literacy 1581 School Reading Specialist
MA in Teaching English as a Second Language—Certification Track 1562 Teacher of English Learners
4+1 Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Elementary Special Education track 1571 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities
4+1 Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Secondary Special Education track 1571 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities
4+1 Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Autism/Severe Disabilities track 1573 Teacher of Students with Autism or with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Masters Plus Certification Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Elementary Special Education track 1571 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Masters Plus Certification Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Secondary Special Education track 1571 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Masters Plus Certification Program in Exceptional Children & Youth—Autism/Severe Disabilities track 1573 Teacher of Students with Autism or with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Music Education 1563 Music Teacher
Secondary English Education 1540 Secondary English Language Arts Teacher
Secondary Mathematics Education 1542 Secondary Mathematics Teacher
Secondary Science Education:

·         Biology Education

·         Chemistry Education

·         Earth Science Education

·         Physics Education

1543 Secondary Science Teacher
Secondary Social Studies Education:

·         Africana Studies (Social Studies Education concentration)

·         Anthropology Education

·         Economics Education

·         Geography Education

·         History Education

·         Political Science Education

·         Psychology Education

·         Sociology Education

1544 Secondary Social Studies Teacher
Educational Leadership—Certification Track 1592 Certified Central Office Personnel

1593 Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

School Psychology—Educational Specialist program 1583 School Psychologist

If you are seeking licensure and/or certification outside, Delaware, please be informed that Delaware is a signatory to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, which “facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement. Although there may be conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the Agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction….Receiving states may impose certain special requirements which must be met in a reasonable period of time” (https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate).

If you have questions about licensure and/or certification, please contact the Delaware Center for Teacher Education Certification Office (dcte-cert@udel.edu) or visit the DCTE website (dcte.udel.edu) for more information.