Delaware Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

This guide to teacher preparation programs in Delaware is intended to provide useful information for anyone looking to obtain a teaching degree in Delaware. There are many teaching schools in the state that prepare aspiring teachers for a long career in the education sector. Scroll down to find a list of accredited teacher preparation programs and student reviews. For those just entering the workforce or anyone looking to change careers, this guide to teaching schools in Delaware aims to help you find a program that meets your individual needs.

School Facts

  • There are 9 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Alabama.1
  • 5 colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
  • Highest graduation rate*: University of Delaware, 82%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Strayer University-Delaware, $29,986.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: Wilmington University, $13,007.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Delaware*: $9,710- $25,940.2
  • 1 school in the Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges in 2013: University of Delaware (29).
  • 1 school ranked in US News National Universities Rankings in 2013 (top 100): University of Delaware (75).
  • 4 teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*

*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.

Profiles of Well-Known Schools

University of Delaware: The University of Delaware is a tier-one research university located in Newark. The university is home to the UD College of Education & Human Development that offers students with top notch classroom instruction and life-changing field experiences. The College consists of over 100 full-time faculty members and nearly 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates are able to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Education with concentration areas in special education, middle school English, middle school mathematics, middle school science, middle school social studies or urban education. The College of Education also confers several master’s, EdD, and PhD degrees. The College is accredited by the following agencies: American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians (ALA/AASL), Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Delaware State University: Delaware State University is a Historically Black University (HBCU) that was founded in 1891. The university currently offers 52 undergraduate degree programs, 25 master’s degree programs, and five doctoral offerings. All of the educational programs are housed under the auspices of the College of Education, Health, and Public Policy. The College of Education is home to the Department of Education which offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. The undergraduate majors include: Early Childhood Education (Birth-2), Elementary Education (K-6), Elementary Special Education (1-8), Middle Level Education (5-8), Physical Education (K-12), Science Education and Secondary Special Education (7-12). Undergraduate education degrees are among the most popular bachelor degree programs in the entire university. Graduate degree students can choose from degrees in Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education and Special Education. All candidates must meet admissions standards including taking the GRE or MAT (Millers Analogy Test).

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated over 1,000 college programs that offer teacher preparation programs around the US (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). According to the evaluation results, no programs in Delaware achieved the “honor roll” of three stars or higher. For more information, read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.

The following teacher preparation programs in Delaware received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:

    University of Delaware (Undergraduate Elementary) 2-5stars
    Delaware State University (Undergraduate Special Education) 2stars
    Delaware State University (Undergraduate Secondary) 2stars

Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP

  • Delaware State University
  • University of Delaware
  • Wesley College
  • Wilmington University

Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.

School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Delaware

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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Delaware

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Delaware State University
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6060

Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens
Route 18 Seashore Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5400

Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington
400 Stanton-Christiana Rd
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-3900

Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-1000

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2000

Student Review: “I was initially drawn to the University of Delaware because of the beautiful campus, but there is certainly substance behind those looks. Delaware is a fairly large state school but I was never overwhelmed by the size, and as I meet people the campus quickly “shrinks”. Delaware utilizes a unique 4-1-4 academic calendar that allowed me to take extra credits between semesters, which helped me catch up with my major. I am involved with Greek life, along with 20% of the student body, and there are hundreds of registered student organizations, so getting involved in campus life is easy. The food in the dining hall was not great when I was a freshman, but the University recently overhauled its dining program to provide higher-quality meals. Additionally, many of my friends lived in outdated dorms, but the school is in the process of modernizing student living.” -Aaron S., student at University of Delaware

Wilmington University
320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
(877) 967-5464

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-education/