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Alternative Routes to Certification

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Courses and Costs

What will ARTC cost?

Financial aid and support

University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) discounts tuition by over 60% for DE teachers and DE residents.

State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  reimburses tuition for courses required for certification taken during the fall and spring semesters in the following certification areas: English language learners, math, science, secondary special education, and world languages.  CNS reimbursement requests MUST go through the district or charter school human resources office and are subject to their requirements as well. Ask your HR director for more information.

The ACCESS Center of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education has a few limited small grants for which ARTC candidates can apply.  Ask Michelle Parnell, Manager of ACCESS Center for information (302-831-8843 or mparnell@udel.edu).

The ARTC process requires completing prescribed courses and passing subject assessments and a performance assessment.

All cost are subject to increase.

If you teach a non-special education content area, the following chart details approximate program costs:

Requirement Cost Reimbursement
 ACTFL: WPI/OPI
*ONLY for World Language candidates-may be taken in place of the Praxis Subject Assessment
  •  $229 – $264
None
Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II test) – Your subject
  • $120 – $146
  • $160 World Languages
None
ARTC Introductory Seminars 1, 2, 3 – Non-credit continuing ed.
  • $1000
None
EDUC 658 – Discipline and Classroom Management – 3-credit Grad School of ED
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter
ONLY for those teaching:

  • ELL
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Ed
  • World Language
EDUC 614 – Teaching the Exceptional Adolescent – 3-credit
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future

State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter ONLY for those teaching:

  • ELL
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Ed
  • World Language
EDUC 749 – Teaching Methods – 3-credit  (usually Spring)
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future

State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter ONLY for those teaching:

  • ELL
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Ed
  • World Language
EDUC 622 – Literacy in the Content Area – 3-credit (ONLY offered in Fall)
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future

State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter ONLY for those teaching:

  • ELL
  • Math
  • Science
  • Secondary Special Ed
  • World Language
**Licensure (effective 1/15/16)
  • $100 fee (1st license application)
State reimburses $100 to those hired to teach in Delaware.
Performance Assessment scoring (effective July, 2016)
  • $300 fee
State reimburses $100 of performance assessment fee (once passed).

If you teach a special education content area, the following chart details approximate program costs:

Requirement Cost Reimbursement
Praxis Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II test) – Your content area AND#5354 Special Education: Content Knowledge
  • $120 – $146 per exam
None
ARTC Introductory Seminars 1, 2, 3 – Non-credit continuing ed.
  • $1000
None
EDUC 674 – Special Education Instruction & Curriculum: Secondary–3-credit
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter
EDUC 681– Techniques for Behavior Change and Positive Behavior Support – 3-credit
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter
EDUC 680 – Educational Evaluation: Exceptional Children & Youth – 3-credit
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter
EDUC 757– Diagnosis & Instruction in Literacy – 3-credit
  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter

ONE of the following:

EDUC 673– School-to-Adult Life Transitions & Disability – 3-credit

EDUC 745– Collaborative Teaming in Special Education – 3-credit

EDUC 653– Assistive Technology: High Incidence Disabilities – 3-credit

  • $1950 tuition
  • $80-$90 fees (summer $95)
  • *CEHD discounted cost to DE educators is subject to increases in future
State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS)  – Reimburse partial tuition only for Fall and Spring but NOT Summer and Winter
**Licensure (effective 1/15/16)
  • $100 fee (1st license application)
State reimburses $100 to those hired to teach in Delaware.
Performance Assessment scoring (effective July, 2016)
  • $300 fee
State reimburses $100 of performance assessment fee (once passed).

Normally, if a candidate receives the State Critical Needs Scholarship (CNS) reimbursement each time it is available, he/she will have to spend approximately $3500 in non-reimbursed fees and tuition costs over two years. Those not qualified to receive the CNS they will have to spend approximately $9200 in non-reimbursed fees and tuition costs over two years.  Add that to the  Praxis Subject Assessment costs for your total.

Wondering whether you can get your federal student loans forgiven for your service as a teacher? Learn about the forgiveness program to see whether you qualify.

** A new regulation was being created regarding the $100 fee for an educator’s first license application. DEEDS is being programmed to begin charging on January 15th  rather than January 1st to allow adequate time for the process of adopting this new regulation (public comment, board approval, etc.).  This one-time licensure fee will not affect educators who already hold a Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced license. The fee will be collected via credit card in DEEDS (Delaware’s educator credential application system) at the time of application for the first license.