Career and Technical Education

Bachelor of Science

This program is approved by the Delaware Department of Education.

About This Program


The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education is to provide opportunities for candidates to earn a bachelor’s degree and/or certification as a Skilled and Technical Sciences teacher. In addition to the necessary coursework, a candidate must also satisfactorily document at least six (6) years of full-time work experience/training in his or her particular career area in order to be considered for Delaware Skilled and Technical Sciences certification. The courses in the program will provide career and technical teachers with the necessary skills to be successful in the classroom.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the General Admissions Requirements listed for each degree program offered in the College of Education, applicants for admission to undergraduate degree programs approved for state licensure and/or certification must meet Delaware's minimum, state-mandated program-entry standards.

Beginning July 1, 2014, undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge, including the ability to read, write, and compute, by achieving a score deemed to be college-ready on a test of general knowledge normed to the college-bound population. The general knowledge requirement can be met by achieving minimum passing scores on the following exams:

For more information about testing for Delaware educators, go to

For more information about ETS exams (including how to register), go to:

ETS test takers must designate Wilmington University and the Delaware Department of Education as score recipients. This enables scores to be sent directly, confidentially, and electronically. Otherwise, candidates must provide original copies of all official score reports, including all sub-score reports. Please note that the Delaware Department of Education will NOT accept paper copies of score reports.

Program of Study

The courses available in the Bachelor of Science program in Career and Technical Education combine rich and varied course offerings that include core courses and education courses for education majors as well as specific education courses tailored to career and technical program teachers. The College of Education at Wilmington University reserves the right to modify requirements to comply with any licensure/certification changes mandated by the Delaware State Department of Education. The program must be completed within six years. The College of Education sets the grade of "C" as the lowest grade that is acceptable in any required teacher preparation course.

Program Competencies

The College of Education has 14 Program Competencies derived from the Delaware Professional Teaching Standards and the College of Education Conceptual Framework. Candidates for the BS in Career and Technical Education will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to:

  1. Create learning experiences that make content meaningful to students and reflect an understanding of the core concepts and structure of education.
  2. Provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of students based on an understanding of adolescent development and learning.
  3. Adapt instruction for diverse learners based on an understanding of how students differ.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  5. Create a learning environment that fosters active engagement, self-motivation, and positive interaction by understanding individual and group behavior.
  6. Design instruction based upon knowledge of the disciplines, students, the community, and Delaware's content standards to demonstrate knowledge of instructional planning.
  7. Apply a variety of instructional approaches that promote student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
  8. Use multiple assessment strategies for the continuous development of students.
  9. Pursue opportunities to improve teaching and thereby enhance professional growth.
  10. Collaborate with colleagues, parents/guardians, and members of the business community to support student learning and well-being and demonstrate knowledge of the role of the school in the community.
  11. Use educational technology as an instructional and management tool.
  12. Understand and maintain standards of the professional conduct guided by legal and ethical principles.
  13. Demonstrate dispositions expected of beginning teachers .
  14. Obtain and retain successful employment in the profession of education.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.