You are smart to be thinking about this a year before you will
be graduating. I am new to DE this year...so, too, had to meet
certification requirements for DE. Jaime pointed you in the
right direction by going to the DE Dept. of Educ. site. (setting
up a DEEDS account) That's where I started...had to take the
Praxis 2 (Content Knowlegde)...was exempt from the Praxis 1
becuase of my prior teaching experience. I did want to add that
there is a pretty large 2 day teaching job fair held at the
Univ. of DE (each April) called 'Teach Delaware Day and Project
Search' (think that's correct) It was there that I made the
contact for my new position. Having Special Ed. certification
should really help you too. Good luck!
Sarah (yes, another Sarah)
**if you need to take the Praxis 2, I would suggest you take it
long before you have to. I took it last Sept. knowing I
wouldn't be returning to teaching until this school year...would
have plenty of time to retake it if I didn't pass the first
time. (I don't do well under pressure)...Well, couldn't sleep
the night before...less than an hour of sleep (contemplated not
showing up as I was exhausted), but indeed went, and received
the 'Recognition of Excellence' certificate for my
score...highest I'd scored on any test. Maybe I would have done
better on the SAT (years ago) if I hadn't slept! If you do have
to take the Praxis 2, let me know and I'll share the resources I
used to prepare.
On 7/10/09, Jamie wrote:
> Basically, you need to figure out which certification exactly
> you want. Then, go to ETS' website and search for the cut
> scores in DE for that test.
> If you want to double check them, you can look on the DEEDS, or
> De Dept. of Ed. website.
> On 7/09/09, Sarah wrote:
>> Does anyone know, or know where I can find information,
>> about getting certified? I will be graduating next year
>> with a bachelors degree in childhood/special ed from a
>> private college in New York. Thanks!
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