UD ARTC Policy Change: Praxis Exams
Starting January 2, 2021, all applicants to ARTC will need to have passed a Praxis II examination (www.ets.org) in the content area for which they seek provisional eligibility, or an ACTFL Written Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview (www.languagetesting.com) in a world language they hope to teach.
Through the Delaware Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC) Program, professionals who have obtained a college degree and worked in critical-needs field may qualify to become a K-12 teacher.
Delaware public and charter schools are in need of teachers in specific fields, including science, math, world languages, special education, school library/media and English language learners.
ARTC can help qualified individuals complete certification requirements in two years while teaching in a classroom. This state-approved program provides graduate courses, accompanied by intensive, school-based mentoring and supervision.
ARTC offers an alternative to the traditional route to teacher certification in Delaware.
Schools are currently challenged to find enough certified teaching candidates in five “critical need” subjects: English language learners, math, science, secondary special education, world languages.
As schools strive to provide a relevant and challenging education for all their students, they rely more heavily on the specific skills of teachers who have gained expertise educating children with special needs.
Within two years, you can develop the skills to organize library collections, design instructional strategies that promote student achievement and foster a love of reading and independent learning.
Through this program, qualified undergraduate English and English Education majors can earn a B.A in English/English Education and an MA in Teaching English Language Learner in 5 years.