Delaware Teacher Certification & Recertification
Professional Development & Clock Hour Requirements for Delaware Teachers
Delaware has a three-tier licensing system for its teachers and educators. New teachers can obtain an initial license which is valid for three years. After successfully completing three years of teaching with satisfactory evaluations, teachers can receive a continuing license, valid for 5 years. An advanced teaching license can be earned through certification by the national Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
PD Requirements for License Renewal
Delaware teachers must complete 90 clock hours of professional development, at least half of which based on activities related to work with students or staff. Professional development clock hours must be compliant with Delaware Title 14 Professional Standards Board. Model Teaching courses fall under the category of Professional Committee, Conference, Workshop, Institute or Academy (seen here: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1511.pdf.). If needed, please use our Request Approval Form to confirm with the Delaware Department of Education. At the conclusion of any Model Teaching course, we will provide a certificate of completion, documenting clock hours earned, skills mastered, and other information.
- Use our Request Approval form to request approval for a Model Teaching course to be used to satisfy your state’s professional development requirements. Model teaching Courses fall under the category of: Professional Committee, Conference, Workshop, Institute or Academy.
- Receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course, documenting course clock hours and micro-credential badges.
- Subscribe for one year of access to all available online courses or learn more about our online professional development courses
Approval Request Form
Download and submit this Request For Approval form to your certificate-granting agency in order to verify that Model Teaching’s courses qualify for your state or school district's continuing education, recertification, or clock hour requirements.
*The information on this page was last updated June, 2018. Please refer to the Delaware Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Delaware teacher re-certification requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up to date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Approval form if you are considering one of our courses for your professional development clock hour requirements.