Professional Education Programs
The University of Delaware’s professional education programs are guided by a unified conceptual framework. The professional education unit is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The individual professional education programs have received State Approved Program status and have been recognized by national specialty organizations as having met their standards.
For persons interested in pursuing a program of study to become a certified teacher, educational specialist, or administrator in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school setting, the following options are available:
Initial Teacher Education Programs
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Human Development & Family Studies (Early Childhood Education)
Responsibility for the coordination of the teacher education programs rests with the University Council on Teacher Education (UCTE). Teacher education programs in specific areas are administered by the specific Colleges. A listing of Advisors and Coordinators of Undergraduate Professional Education Programs can be found on the Contacts page.
Graduate Teacher Education Programs
Other Programs for Teachers
Non-Degree Program of Study
Persons who have completed a bachelor’s degree in an academic field may submit transcripts of their academic program to the University’s education coordinator. Faculty within the academic department will determine the additional courses the candidate will need to complete within the academic major and related fields and in the professional studies component in order for the University to recommend that the candidate has completed the equivalent of a “state-approved program” and to receive the University’s recommendation for certification.
Special Institute for Teacher Certification
Scholarships provide funding to individuals pursuing teacher certification in areas designated by the State as critical shortage areas: Bilingual Teachers, Business, English, ESOL, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Music, Reading Specialists, Science, School Librarians, Special Education, and Technology Education. For more information, contact Frank Livoy in the Delaware Center for Teacher Education.