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    Re: certification
    Sarah


    Hi Sarah,
    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.
    >
    > ~Jamie~
    >
    > On 7/09/09, Sarah wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> 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!