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 adults who seek a bachelor's degree and/or certification as a Skilled and Technical Sciences teacher. In addition to the necessary coursework, a student must also satisfactorily document at least six (6) years of full-time work experience/training in his or her particular career area 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.

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.

Praxis I: PPST Requirements

Career and Technical Bachelor of Science degree students must achieve Delaware minimum passing scores on all 3 sections of Praxis I (Reading, Writing and Math) prior to taking EDC 420 (Clinical Component). This is also a graduation requirement.

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