Overview of Delaware Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in Delaware, all candidates must:
For further requirements, refer to the Delaware Administrative Code, Issuance of Initial License.
How to Qualify for Certification
For initial certification in Delaware, all candidates must:
For further requirements, refer to the Delaware Administrative Code, Standard Certificate regulations.
For further information about Delaware educator licensing, visit the Delaware Educator Data System website.
ETS is offering several additional tests in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced throughout the testing year. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. The computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests have different test codes.
- Art: Content Knowledge (5134) — February 2013
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Business Education: Content Knowledge (5101) — December 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- Family and Consumer Sciences (5121) — December 2012
- General Science: Content Knowledge (5435) — September 2012
- Music: Content Knowledge (5113)* — February 2013
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
- Reading Specialist (5301)* — September 2012
* This test is not available in a paper-delivered format except as required for ADA accommodations.
- The Delaware Department of Education does not require a Social Security Number (SSN) to process educator certification paperwork. ETS does not require your SSN for its own purposes, but will submit it to the Delaware Department of Education with your test results. However, failure to provide your SSN could delay processing of your certification application.
- If you test in Delaware, your score report will be automatically sent to the Delaware Department of Education. If you test outside of Delaware, select the Delaware Department of Education (state code 7065) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request.
Who Must Take the Tests?
- Most professional educators seeking initial licensure in Delaware must take the Praxis I test(s) in either the paper-delivered or the computer-delivered format.
- Candidates who hold full and current out-of-state licensure/certification (see reciprocity) are exempt from Delaware's Praxis I testing requirements.
- Other candidates may satisfy the Praxis I requirement by meeting the established qualifying score(s) on examinations deemed to be viable exemption options, provided that exemption option testing was completed prior to the candidate's employment date.
- In Delaware, you must also pass the appropriate Praxis II tests for each area of certification you seek, if the test is applicable and available.
- For more information about initial licensure or certification, visit the DEEDS website.
- About the Praxis™ Tests
- The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities