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Non-Degree Options

Completed a graduate degree? Don’t have a teaching license? Still want to teach?

Here are two options:

OPTION ONE: Students who graduated from the WilmU MEd Education Studies,
Elementary Program or MEd Education Studies, Secondary Program may return to Wilmington University (as non-degree students), complete the following courses, and become eligible to apply for a Delaware Initial License and certification:

  • Required Methods courses for the relevant program (MAS 7801 or MEE 7633, 7634, 7637, 7638) - these may or may not have been completed within the Education Studies program depending on the time you entered the program;
  • Required Practicum I, II, and/or III (MAS/MEE 7996, 7997, 7998) – these may or may not have been completed within the Education Studies program depending on the time you entered the program;
  • Required Student Teaching/Teaching Internship – MAS/MEE 8801 and Performance Assessment - MAS 8800 or 8804 or 8805, depending on your entry date;
  • The appropriate PRAXIS II Content Area Test is still required before Student Teaching/Teaching Internship; and,
  • Completion of the PPAT (Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers) required during the Student Teaching/Teaching Internship semester.

OPTION TWO: Students who graduated from the WilmU MEd Education Studies, Elementary or Secondary Program may return to Wilmington University and apply to the MEd Elementary Education Degree (for previous graduates of the MEd Education Studies Degree, Elementary), or the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (for previous graduates of the MEd Education Studies Degree, Secondary) and complete the requirements for a Graduate Dual Degree.

This option is for those students who need to complete at least 15 additional credit hours to earn the second master’s degree – MEd Elementary Studies or MAT Secondary Education. As long as a student earns the minimum additional credits and the specific program requirements are met, the second degree can be completed and student financial aid may be used for the second degree. The Praxis II Content Area Assessment must be satisfied for Student Teaching/Teaching Internship.