ARTC Step by Step
Enrolling in ARTC is a multistep process. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure all the necessary steps are taken. Visit Courses and Costs to learn about the fees for examinations and classes, as well as possible financial support.
1. Getting Started
You provide ARTC with:
- Your transcript(s) from college courses – unofficial is fine
- Passing scores from any Praxis II exams you may have passed
ARTC sends you:
- An email notifying you if and in what subject(s) you are eligible
- Links and documents to help you in your job search
2. Obtaining a teaching position
- Register on Delaware’s DEEDS website to identify possible positions
- Register on www.joindelawareschools.org to advertise your availability and learn of openings in your field
- Visit the website of every Delaware school district and charter school that does not use JoinDelawareSchools.org and apply using their system
- Check all websites daily about new openings
- Remain persistent, patient and positive!
- Here is a website maintained by UD’s Career Services Center to help prepare you to apply for a teaching position in DE schools.
3. Once you have secured a teaching position,
- confirm with your employer that you have been hired.
- send you, your employer and the Delaware Department of Education a welcome letter including a course schedule for you to follow.
The Delaware Department of Education will:
- issue you an initial license and emergency teaching certificate.
4. Meeting your certificate requirements
- contact ARTC to begin your course work, registering for your classes each semester.
- complete the Praxis II (or ACTFL) exam by June 30 of your second year of teaching.
- send an annual update of your progress to you and your employer.
5. Receiving your standard certificate
You request that an official UD transcript be sent to your employer.
- send a letter to you, your employer and the DE Dept. of Education, stating that you have completed all required courses for your certification.
Your employer will send a letter to the Dept. of Education recommending you for a standard certificate, based on your having:
- Completed all required ARTC courses with C or better grades
- Passed the Praxis II (or ACTFL) exam in your field
- Received “satisfactory” evaluations of your teaching
The Dept. of Education will:
- issue you a standard certificate.
A printed checklist with additional details is available.