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Innovative Programs for Aspiring and Experienced Educators

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Wilmington University supports Delaware schools, districts and educators through CAEP-accredited programs providing hands-on experience, tuition assistance options, PRAXIS support and our PRAXIS for Credit program.


WILMU HELPS TEACHERS SUCCEED:

100% of WilmU teacher prep graduates who seek licensure attain licensure. 

3.6 average GPA of entry cohorts in the 2021-2022 school year. 

12 of the last 15 Delaware Teachers of the Year are WilmU graduates.


Teacher Prep Programs in High-Need Areas

Wilmington University is proud to offer acclaimed teacher prep programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, Early Care and Education, Middle-Level Education, Career and Technical Education, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Math, Science and more. 

Teacher Academy Pipeline

Delaware high school students seeking careers in education can benefit from our collaboration with the Delaware Pathways and Teachers Academy programs. Students can save time and tuition by applying credits earned in high school to their WilmU bachelor’s degree in teaching.

Affordable Options

All WilmU students receive low in-state tuition rates, and a range of scholarships and funding options help close the financial gap. These include our Promise Grant and Aspiring Teachers Scholarship, which is an annual scholarship opportunity that saves eligible students up to 15% per credit on tuition costs. 

Nationally Recognized Year-Long Residency Program

This immersive classroom experience results in first-year teachers who are classroom-ready from day one. Participants will also receive a stipend and a 50% tuition reduction during their final year in the program.

Mentor teachers benefit from the support of a qualified co-teacher who can instruct small groups and lead RTI, resulting in twice the amount of targeted classroom instruction for their students. Mentor teachers also receive stipend pay and professional development opportunities as Wilmington University adjunct professors.

Partner schools and their districts benefit immensely from the cost-effective employment pipeline this program provides. And because of their enhanced clinical experience, upon graduation, YLR Program candidates are regarded as highly qualified second-year teachers, able to handle more challenging environments.

Learn more at wilmu.edu/education/year-long-residency.

Praxis for Credit and Praxis Support

WilmU students benefit from individualized Praxis support to increase their pass rates and start teaching right away. Eligible students in the B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6) program can earn three to 19 credits for passing Praxis exams. Learn more at wilmu.edu/education/praxis/index. 

Support Toward Earning National Board Certification

Through the National Board Certified Teacher graduate certificate program, educators seeking top-level professional certification can prepare for the rigorous certification process with support and guidance of instructors who have earned the distinction of National Board Certification.

Customizable Master’s Degree Focuses on Areas of Distinction

Experienced educators can craft their own Master of Education degree by choosing two (15-credit) graduate certificates from 11 Areas of Distinction, such as STEM Education, Equitable Practices or Reading Specialist. The 55 possible combinations help current teachers certify in high-need areas and cultivate up-to-date, culturally responsive learning environments.

The EdD in Education Leadership Empowers K-12 Leaders

WilmU’s doctorate in educational leadership degree offers three tracks – Teacher Leader, School Leader and District Leader – to prepare innovative scholar-practitioners across the K-12 spectrum who are well equipped to address the challenges facing today’s schools.


Learn more about Wilmington University’s teaching programs, accreditation, impressive graduates and more at
wilmu.edu/Education.

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