Bachelor of Science
State-approved degree programs contribute to eligibility for licensure/certification as an educator in Delaware public schools. As such, all applicants for a Delaware Initial Teaching License must meet the content and performance assessment requirements described in DE Administrative Code.
By regulation, “Where a content readiness exam is applicable and available in area, subject, or category of specialization sought, the Candidate shall achieve a passing score on an examination as established by the Professional Standards Board, in consultation with the Department and with concurrence of the State Board.”
The assessments and minimum test score requirements established by the Delaware Department of Education for this degree program and for K-6 certification are:
ETS test #5001, Elementary Education Multiple Subjects
(All four tests are required and can be taken separately or together in one sitting)
Teacher candidates must register for EDU 102 E-Folio and EDU 203 Instructional Technology as the first courses in the program. These courses are prerequisites for all other education courses.
Teacher candidates must pass (using Delaware minimum score requirements) all four sections of PRAXIS II, test #5001 (Elementary Education Multiple Subjects), prior to receiving a student teaching/internship placement. The Praxis II Content Knowledge test must be taken by EDU 391, Practicum II and passed prior to EDU 451, Student Teaching/Teaching Internship as a condition of entry into EDU 451.
Practicum Courses (Practicum I, II, III)
Capstone Clinical Experience (Student Teaching/Internship)
The capstone clinical experience is a full-time, full-day, Monday through Friday placement of 80 school days in an approved setting and in a content area/grade level that corresponds to a candidate's program concentration. A full immersion, Yearlong Residency option may also be available. Check with a Program Advisor, Chair or Assistant Chair for more information.
Teacher candidates must apply to the Office of Clinical Studies for a Student Teaching/Internship placement for the Fall semester by February 1 or for the Spring semester by August 1. Student Teaching/Teaching Internship applications are to be submitted electronically in Taskstream. Applications do NOT take the place of registering for Student Teaching/Internship. Registration and payment of all fees, including laboratory fees for Student Teaching/Internship, are still required. At the time of application, a new and sealed Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report, a new TB/PPD, a completed health form, and a completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) are required.
Placement and registration requirements include the following: Passing scores on the relevant PRAXIS II exam, a 3.0 grade point average, a completed application in Taskstream and all required clearance items.
All placements are arranged by placement specialists in the WilmU Office of Clinical Studies in accordance with school district partnership agreements and protocols. However, final placement decisions are made by school district officials and are based on school and district needs and the availability of school-based mentors who are rated as highly-qualified and effective. Candidates are not permitted to seek or make arrangements for their own placements.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II
MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
SCI 251 Biology I (with Lab)
SCI 305 Earth Science (with Lab)
SCI 307 Physical Science (with Lab)
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
HIS 300 World and Regional Geography
HIS 320 Global Civilizations
HIS 316 American History
POL 300 American Politics
Select 2 courses from:
ART 101 Art Appreciation 1
ART 210 Basic Design
ART 245 The Art of Photography
ART 301 Drawing and Painting
ART 302 Drawing
ART 304 Painting
ART 310 Exploring Art Media
ART 315 Watercolor Painting I
DRA 105 Introduction to the Theater
DRA 110 Acting
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
MUS 101 Music Appreciation
TEC 215 Basic Photography
PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
PSY 336 Child Development
EDU 102 E-Folio
EDU 203 Instructional Technology
ECE 214 Creating Environments for Learning
EDU 304 Health and Physical Education
EDU 310 Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture
EDU 311 Assistive Technology
EDU 204 Leadership and Collaboration
EDU 314 Instructional Strategies in Elementary Education
EDU 315 Learner Development and Numeracy
EPY 201 Development and Implementation of IEPs
EPY 402 Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children
RDG 203 Learner Development and Early Literacy
RDG 308 Diagnosis and Correction of Learning Differences in Reading
EDU 402 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Language Arts/Reading
EDU 403 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Social Studies
EDU 404 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Science
EDU 405 Integrated Methods to Teaching Elementary Math
EDU 390 Practicum I
EDU 391 Practicum II
EDU 392 Practicum III
EDU 451 Student Teaching
EDU 452 Performance Assessment
EDU 452 must be taken in conjunction with EDU 451 Student Teaching
This is a state-approved degree program which contributes to eligibility for a State of Delaware Initial Teaching License and Certification as an elementary teacher, Grades K-6 (EPY 201, EDU 310, EDU 311, EPY 402, and RDG 308). The program also includes all the coursework necessary for Delaware certification as a Special Education teacher in all subjects Grades K-6. To qualify for the additional certification in Special Education, candidates need to take and pass ETS Praxis II Exam #5354, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications. The minimum score requirement for Delaware is 151.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.