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Master's Programs Leading to State licensure/Certification

Teaching Degrees Leading to State Licensure/Certification

Teaching isn’t just a job; it’s a calling. If you’re looking to become a teacher, and have a bachelor’s degree in another field, WilmU has master’s degree programs to meet your needs. Several teaching degree programs are available that qualify you for state licensure/certification to teach in the public school system.


Accredited Teaching Degree Programs with Optimum Flexibility

WilmU’s College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under NCATE Standards (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education). Many WilmU education programs have also been recognized by professional associations, such as the American Association of Childhood Education International. A choice of day, evening, and online classes allows these affordable education degrees to fit into your busy schedule.

Learn From and Alongside Engaged Practitioners

Each WilmU master’s degree program in education is taught by expert faculty who are active practitioners, well versed in the challenges facing educators in modern American schools. Your instructors and fellow students will form a professional network of local educators you can call upon throughout your career.

The Choice of Top Educators

Earn your teaching degree from the school chosen by many top teachers throughout the area. WilmU is the leading choice, chosen by 56% of Delaware’s elementary education teachers and 91% of Delaware’s K-12 school leaders.


The Master's in Becoming a Teacher program at Wilmington University is CAEP Accredited The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Graduate Degree Programs for Future Teachers

These programs are for future teachers who already have a bachelor's degree and want to obtain state licensure/certification to teach in the public school system.

Required courses and total credits vary based on degree selected.
11-18 courses 33-54 total credits

$1,431 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your teaching degree.

WilmU Teacher Preparedness Statistics

Graduates of WilmU Teacher Preparation programs are well-prepared for their careers.

96% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to design instruction/learning experiences that account for individual differences in abilities and backgrounds.

92% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment all students.

91% of graduates indicate their teacher preparation program prepared them to use content knowledge to design, select, or modify formative and summative assessments, which are aligned with instructional goals and provide information about student progress on those goals.


I wanted to become the best teacher I can be, and I know there is so much for me to learn. At Wilmington University, I learned so many ways to reach my students and teach them effectively. — Samantha Anderson
Becoming a Teacher Samantha Anderson Testimonial

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