*Critical Need subjects are subjects in which the state has identified a critical shortage of certified teachers. Each year the Delaware Department of Education reviews this list and adjusts it to reflect changing needs in the state.

ARTC subjects are areas in the past years where ARTC candidates have been hired and become certified.

The following subjects are currently covered by ARTC:

Art This is a K-12 certificate, so elementary teachers may also qualify.
Business what’s this? Grade 6 to 12 ONLY.
English Language Arts Grades 6 to 12 only.
*English Language Learners Grades K to 12.
*World Languages All world languages, which in the past have included Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Arabic, Latin and American Sign Language. Grades K-12.
*Mathematics Grades 6 to 12 only.
Music This is a K-12 certification, so elementary teachers may also qualify.
*Sciences Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Science, Middle Level (grades 7-8) Science, Physical Science, Physics.

* Secondary Special Education/ Core Content

Grades K to 12.  Must have 30 credits in either ELA, math, science, or social studies.
Engineering & Technology Education what’s this? Grade 6 to 12 ONLY.
Teaching English Language Learners
School Library/Media Specialist
Teacher of Students
with Special Needs


Do I qualify for ARTC?

How Do I Establish ARTC Eligibility?