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Alternative Routes to Certification

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for ARTC, you must already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major (or equivalent) in a “critical needs” subject area or closely related field. For purposes of ARTC eligibility, 30 college credits in a subject is regarded as equivalent to a college major. Beginning June 1, 2014, ARTC will look for a Grade Point Average of 3.0 to align with the standard set for other teacher preparation programs in Delaware.  Limited exceptions will be made when justified.

NOTE: The only exception to the 30-credit single critical need subject requirement is world languages, in which subject a native speaker may qualify with a bachelor’s degree in a subject other than the target language (see below).

Additionally, a minimal requirement for eligibilty is passing scores on all three sections of Praxis Core, a test of reading(156), writing(162), and math(150) skills all teachers in DE must demonstrate before receiving certification. Vist www.ets.org to register for Praxis Core and to find out how you might qualify to wavie one or two sections of that three-part examination.

N.B., Some SAT & GRE scores will allow you to waive part(s) of Praxis Core. (see chart)

What are “Critical Needs”?

How Do I Establish ARTC Eligibility?

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