Delaware Teaching Certificate Programs
Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Delaware. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Delaware Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.
Getting an advanced or add-on certificate is a great way to expand your knowledge in the education field, develop yourself professionally, and earn additional educational credits. These certificates may also lead to endorsements in new grade levels or subject areas, qualifying a teacher to move from an elementary to a secondary teaching position for example, or to teach special education or English as a foreign language.
You might want to ask your district whether an add-on certificate can qualify you to teach in one of Delaware’s teacher shortage areas, as identified by the U.S. Department of Education. These include art, bilingual education, foreign language, math, music, reading, science, and technology education. Teachers in shortage areas may be eligible to defer or cancel some federal student loans.
Delaware is also short on special education teachers. There are around 2,300 special education teachers in the state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Elementary special education teachers make an average of $48,100, while middle- and secondary-school special education teachers average $55,700 and $61,200, respectively.
Advanced certificate programs in Delaware
University of Delaware – Newark, DE. The English Language Institute at the University of Delaware offers a four-week summer certificate program aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language. Students may choose from a menu of seminars and workshops to meet their needs and interests.
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