PRAXIS Requirements

Beginning in January of 1993 all undergraduate program completers (regardless of when they entered the program) were required to receive passing scores on all three sections (reading, writing, and mathematics) of the PRAXIS I (PPST) before admission to student teaching, thus, since 1993, 100% of program completers have qualified for licensure and certification by completing an approved teacher education program and satisfying all testing requirements in Delaware. Students who entered the program in Fall 1996 or later are required to receive passing scores on PRAXIS I before registering for their first methods course.

Students in the graduate program have always been required to receive passing scores on all three sections of the PRAXIS I before admission to student teaching. Graduate students who entered the program in Fall 2001 or later are required to receive passing scores on PRAXIS I before registering for their first methods course. Thus, 100% of all program completers have qualified for licensure and certification by completing an approved program and satisfying all testing requirements in Delaware.

The Division of Education at Wilmington University required passing scores on required state testing for program completion long before such became a requirement of the Higher Education Act, Title II.

Current PRAXIS I and II Requirements

Teacher preparation students who began their programs prior to September 1, 2007 must provide evidence of achieving scores that meet or exceed Delaware minimum requirements on all three sections of PRAXIS I (reading, writing, mathematics) or relevant exemption tests as a prerequisite for registration in any methods course. Teacher preparation students who began their programs before September 1, 2007 must provide evidence of achieving scores that meet or exceed Delaware minimum requirements on the relevant PRAXIS II test as a prerequisite for registration for student teaching

Teacher preparation students who began their programs on or after September 1, 2007 must provide evidence of achieving scores that meet or exceed Delaware minimum requirements on all three sections of PRAXIS I (or relevant exemption tests) and passing scores on the relevant PRAXIS II content area test as prerequisites for registration in any methods course.

Students seeking the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education who started their programs on or after September 1, 2009 must provide evidence of achieving scores that meet or exceed Delaware minimum requirements on all three sections of PRAXIS I (reading, writing, mathematics) or relevant exemption tests as a prerequisite for registration for ECE 204 Available Online.

Graduate students must provide evidence of achieving scores that meet or exceed Delaware minimum score requirements on the relevant PRAXIS II test as a prerequisite for registration for MEE 8800 Available Online, MEE 8801, MAS 7801, or MSE 8802.

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