School Leadership

Master of Education

Delaware Administrative Certification Courses

Wilmington University offers graduate-level courses designed to satisfy academic requirements for Delaware administrative certificates. However, students taking courses to satisfy certification requirements are personally responsible for verifying with the Delaware Department of Education (or the appropriate licensure/certification authority in another state) that such course work is applicable and acceptable. Students are also responsible for meeting all state-mandated testing requirements for teachers and administrators (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, SLLA, etc.), for fulfilling state-mandated degree and/or teaching experience requirements, and for applying for credentials. Students are requested to provide copies of scores on state-mandated examinations (if taken). These scores provide valuable data essential to maintaining NCATE accreditation status.

The Delaware State Board of Education has adopted new regulations for certification as a school leader effective March 11, 2013.  These regulations require a master’s or doctoral degree in school leadership or a master’s degree in an approved area of study and a minimum of 18 credits  in approved graduate level courses in school leadership ( or approved professional development), 240 clock hours of clinical (internship) experiences and a minimum of five years of teaching experience as defined by the Delaware Department of Education. Any changes in state regulations for administrative certificates could cause Wilmington University to make course and/or program adjustments in order to align with new or revised state requirements. Wilmington University reserves the right to change requirements to comply with any licensure/certification mandates of the Delaware Department of Education.

Wilmington University courses currently approved for Delaware Certification as a School Administrator include:

School Principal/Assistant Principal

School Leader II, School District Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.