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Alternative Routes to Certification

Critical Need Reimbursement Program

February 1, 2022

Deadlines:

The application for coursework taken during fall 2021 and winter 2022 opens on February 1, 2022 with a deadline date of 4:30 PM, February 15, 2022. The link to the online application can be found below. If you are submitting an application for more than one course taken during the fall or winter term, you must submit a separate application for each course.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be full-time employees of a Delaware public or charter school who teach on a valid Emergency Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education and are taking coursework to enable them to achieve Standard Certification.
  • Recipients must complete course with a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale (“C” or higher).
  • Recipients can attend any out-of-state regionally accredited college or university, or Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification programs approved by the Delaware Secretary of Education and authorized to operate in Delaware.
  • Applicants can submit for reimbursement for up to 1 of the following per academic year (summer, fall, winter, spring)
  • 2 noncredit-bearing seminars or workshops required for certification
  • 2 credit bearing courses, up to 6 credits in total
  • 1 noncredit-bearing seminar or workshop required for certification and up to 1 three-credit course

Eligible applicants will be reimbursed for a maximum of 2 courses per year (summer, fall, winter, spring)

Reimbursement Procedures:

DHEO will review the online applications to determine eligibility for the Critical Need Reimbursement program, all applicants will be notified of their award status via email.

Reimbursement will be sent directly to the institute of higher education where the educator took eligible coursework after verification of eligibility

For the 2021-2022 academic year the reimbursement amount will be pro-rated up to a maximum of $1,300 per eligible course

Application Procedures

The summer 2021 application will open on September 1, 2021 and close at 4:30 PM on September 15, 2021:

Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 combined application will open on February 1, 2022 and close at 4:30 PM on February 15, 2022

Spring 2022 application will open on May 1, 2022 and close at 4:30 PM on May 15, 2022

APPLICATION


University of Delaware ARTC Hours

February 1, 2022

ARTC at University of Delaware offices will be hybrid until further notice.

We are working from the office two days a week, Wednesdays and Fridays and working remotely the other three days to assist you.

We can be contacted via phone or email Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm

Stay well.


ARTC – Important Class Dates

January 31, 2022

Winter 2022

Monday, Oct 25: Registration begins for Winter Session 2022

Monday, January 3: First day of class (5 wk)

Monday, January 3: Tuition/fee payment deadline for Winter Session

Thursday, January 6: Last day to add or drop courses. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY: Monday, January 17: NO CLASSES – OFFICES CLOSED

Friday, February 4: Last day of classes

 

Spring 2022

Monday, November 8: Registration begins for Spring Semester

Monday, February 7: First day of class

Friday, February 18: Last day to add or drop courses. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

Friday, March 25: Spring break begins after last scheduled class

Monday, April 4: Classes resume after Spring break

Monday, April 4: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR 2022 Summer Session

Monday April 18: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR 2022 Fall Session

Tuesday, May 17: Last Day of classes

Saturday, May 28: Commencement

MEMORIAL DAY: MONDAY, May 30 – OFFICES CLOSED

 

Summer 2022

First Summer Session

Monday, April 4: Registration for 2022 Summer Sessions begins

Monday, June 6: Classes begin

Monday, June 6: Tuition/fee payment deadline First Summer Session

Thursday, June 9: Last day to add or drop courses for First Summer Session. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

Monday, July 4: INDEPENDENCE DAY – NO CLASSES – OFFICES CLOSED

Friday, July 8: Last day of class – 5 week classes

Mon/Tue, July 25/26: Last day of class – 7 1/2 week classes

Second Summer Session

Monday, July 11: Classes begin

Monday, July 11: Tuition/fee payment deadline First Summer Session

Thursday, July 14: Last day to add or drop courses for First Summer Session. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

Thursday, August 11: Last day of class

Summer Session – 10 week classes

Wednesday, June 15: Last day to add or drop courses for First Summer Session. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

Thursday, August 11: Last day of class

 

Fall 2022

Tuesday, August 30: First day of class

LABOR DAY: Monday, September 5 – NO CLASSES, OFFICES CLOSED

Tuesday, September 13:  Last day to add or drop courses. After this date, no tuition will be rebated and a $25 processing fee will be charged for change of registration; students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of ‘W’ on permanent record.

Monday, October 24: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR Winter Session 2023

Monday November 7: REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR Spring Session 2023

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY : November 21 – 25, 2021 – NO CLASSES

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY : November 24 – 25, 2021 – OFFICES CLOSED

Thursday, December 8: Last Day of classes


DE District – Available Jobs

May 2, 2021

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ARTC Teacher Kudos

April 12, 2021
  • Stephanie Berger, Physical science teacher at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School.

    • For Stephanie, building a community was critical during virtual learning.“It was my first priority, and teaching and learning fell into place by default,” she says.A physical science teacher at Hodgson Vo-Tech, Berger did that by checking in with her students. She used Google Forms as a way for them to “share feelings and worries if they wanted.” Berger also “set aside the first minutes to talk about life, what they do outside of school, what [they had] for breakfast, and so on” via Microsoft Teams and in person.

      “I made it clear it was a safe space to chat. We have incredible counselors in vo-tech and students could go as often as they needed,” Berger says.

      During virtual learning, Berger would film herself doing the lab work and “going through lab papers” for her students. Additionally, she’d write “safe alternatives” her students could complete at home that would illustrate a “similar outcome.” Once they entered hybrid learning, she’d “do the demo or lab live while also interacting with students at home on Microsoft Teams.”

      Overall, Berger emphasized that one of her biggest takeaways from teaching during the pandemic is the “importance of community in your classroom, be it pandemic or not.” She says “the teaching and learning has incredible results after building a strong community.”

  • Lowell Buford, Science & Special Education teacher at Thomas McKean High School

  • With a bachelor’s degree in physics, Lowell earned his teaching certification through the University of Delaware Alternative Routes to Certification Program. At Thomas McKean High School, he teaches science and helps to prepare students for post-secondary success. He is a program coordinator for the school’s AVID college readiness program and a Superstars in Education award winner.

    Thanks for all you do for our students and school community in Red Clay.

    If you have an accomplishment you would like to share about an ARTC Teacher we would love to post it.


Positive Learning Community

September 19, 2016
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Great idea to create and maintain a positive learning community in your classroom.