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edTPA for Delaware

Effective July 1, 2016, teacher candidates in the State of Delaware must participate and receive a passing score on a state approved teacher performance assessment. edTPA has been approved by the Delaware Professional Standards Board to satisfy this requirement for initial licensure.

Resources

For more information about applying for an initial teaching certificate within Delaware, please visit Delaware Department of Education link opens in a new window.

Assessment Areas for Delaware

The table below matches initial teaching certification areas with the Delaware approved edTPA handbooks and established passing scores. Candidates should confirm their assessment selection with their faculty advisor before registering.

Delaware Teaching Certificates—edTPA Alignment
Teacher certificates, which must be linked to an active license: edTPA Handbook Approved Passing Score
1520 Early Childhood Teacher
(Birth through Grade 2)
Early Childhood 38
1521 Elementary Teacher (K–6)Elementary Education (combination Literacy & Mathematics) 46
Elementary Literacy
Elementary Math
38
1531 Middle Level English Language Arts Teacher (6–8)Middle Childhood English-Language Arts38
1532 Middle Level Mathematics Teacher (6–8)Middle Childhood Mathematics38
1533 Middle Level Science Teacher (6–8)Middle Childhood Science 38
1534 Middle Level Social Studies Teacher (6–8)Middle Childhood History / Social Studies38
1539 Health Education TeacherHealth Education38
1540 Secondary English Language Arts Teacher (9–12)Secondary English-Language Arts 38
1542 Secondary Mathematics Teacher (9–12)Secondary Mathematics 38
1543 Secondary Science Teacher (9–12)Secondary Science38
1544 Secondary Social Studies Teacher (9–12)Secondary History / Social Studies38
1549 Dance TeacherK–12 Performing Arts38
1550 AgriScience TeacherAgriculture Education38
1551 Business Education TeacherBusiness Education38
1553 Driver Education and Traffic Safety Education TeacherAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field. N/A
1554 Family and Consumer Sciences TeacherFamily and Consumer Sciences38
1555 Marketing Education TeacherBusiness Education38
1556 School To Work Transition TeacherAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A
1557 Technology Education TeacherEducational Technology Specialist38
1558 Theater TeacherK–12 Performing Arts38
1559 Skilled and Technical Sciences TeacherAt this time, there is no edTPA available for these certification areas. N/A
1560 Art TeacherVisual Arts38
1561 Bilingual TeacherAt this time, there is no edTPA available. N/A
1562 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) TeacherEnglish as an Additional Language38
1563 Music TeacherK–12 Performing Arts38
1564 Physical Education TeacherPhysical Education38
1565 World Language TeacherWorld Language33
1570 Early Childhood Exceptional Children – Special Education TeacherSpecial Education or
Early Childhood
38
1571 Exceptional Children Special Education TeacherSpecial Education38
1573 Teacher of Students with Autism or with Severe Intellectual DisabilitiesSpecial Education38
1574 Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of HearingSpecial Education 38
1575 Teacher of Students with Visual ImpairmentsSpecial Education 38
Specialist certificates, which must be linked to an active license:
1522 Elementary School CounselorAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A
1545 Secondary School CounselorAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A
1580 School Library Media SpecialistLibrary Specialist, if utilized initial licensure38
1581 School Reading SpecialistLiteracy Specialist, if utilized for initial licensure38
1582 School NurseAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A
1583 School PsychologistAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A
1584 School Social WorkerAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.N/A

Passing Scores for Delaware

The Delaware Professional Standards Board has adopted an edTPA passing standard which remains effective until the DPSB revisits the passing threshold in Fall 2017.

13-Rubric Handbooks33
15-Rubric Handbooks38
18-Rubric Handbooks46

If you have additional questions about using the edTPA for certification in Delaware, please visit the Delaware Department of Education link opens in a new window for agency information and contacts or call 302.735.4000.

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

Delaware Department of Education link opens in a new window

For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review AACTE's state participation information. link opens in a new window