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Depending upon your eligibility, ARTC can help you earn a teaching certificate as:

  • A teacher of a “Critical Need” subject

Currently, if eligible,  UD’s ARTC program offers paths to certification in the areas identified as “critical need” by the Delaware Department of Education, as well as in Art (K-12), Music (K-12), and Theater (6-12).

  • A teacher of students with special needs

If eligible, UD’s ARTC program offers paths to certification in:

  • Special Education Social Studies (grades 6-12)
  • Special Education Science (grades 6-12)
  • Special Education ELA (grades 6-12)
  • Special Education Math (grades 6-12)

You can also earn certification in any of the four aforementioned Special Education content areas, OR in Elementary Special Education OR in Autism/Severe Disabilities through our Master’s Plus Certification Program (MPCP).  A two-year intensive graduate degree program, MPCP accepts candidates who have a bachelor’s degree but no education courses and allows them to work during the first year as a full-time, paid paraprofessional in a special needs classroom and the second year as the full-time, paid special needs teacher of record – all while completing coursework for their standard certificates in Exceptional Children and a content area as well as a master’s degree.  Unlike traditional ARTC, MPCP does not have rolling admissions; application information and deadlines can be found here.

The school library is often the nerve center of student learning, especially in schools committed to 21st century, student-centered, hands-on education. The school library/media specialist collaborates with all teachers as well as off-site resources in leading students through independent research, guided learning and literary appreciation at all levels.

Qualified undergraduate English and English Education majors at the University of Delaware may choose to apply to the Teaching English Language Learner (TESL) 4+1 program. Through this program, you can earn a B.A in English/English Education and an MA in Teaching English Language Learner in 5 years, rather than a traditional four-year bachelors degree and a two-year masters degree.