Delaware Department of Education
Licensure & Certification
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904

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If you are a recent (or soon to be) college graduate of an approved teacher education preparation program and are applying for Delaware Licensure for the first time, you will need to apply online for Delaware Licensure and Certification. The License allows you to teach in Delaware, and the Certificate identifies the subject(s) you may teach. You may apply for only one License but multiple Certificates.

If you are almost finished with your degree and student teaching, answer questions on the application as if you have already completed the program (ex: answer YES regarding student teaching, YES regarding holding a degree).

Required documentation:

Your application cannot be processed until we receive all documentation listed on your application.

TRANSCRIPTS - Send official (unopened) transcripts for all degrees and coursework directly to our office. DOE can only accept transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities.

TEST SCORES - Passing scores on Core Academic Skills for Educators reading, writing, and mathematics is required unless you already passed other Delaware-approved general knowledge exams. Praxis II or ACTFL may be required for specific Certificates. Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the Praxis tests. Please use reporting code R7065 to ensure test scores are sent electronically to the Delaware Department of Education. For Certificates requiring American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Language Testing International administers the ACTFL tests.

Beginning January 15, 2016, a one-time non-refundable fee of $100 will be charged to educators applying for their first license in Delaware (Initial, Continuing, or Advanced). The applicant must also meet certification requirements prior to a license being issued. The fee will be retained by the state whether or not the transaction results in the issuance of a license and certificate. 14 Del Code ยง 122 (27)

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