Which Delaware Schools Offer Elementary Education Teaching Degrees?

Learn about schools in Delaware that offer elementary education degrees. Get information about degree options and admissions requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Elementary Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

If you would like to attain an elementary education degree in Delaware, there are associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs available. This article guides you through school and program information for four colleges in the state.

What You Should Know

Degrees for aspiring elementary education teachers are offered through 2- and 4-year schools in Delaware. You could start out by earning a 2-year associate's degree in teaching with an elementary education concentration, to be transferred to a 4-year college toward a bachelor's degree. A full bachelor's program takes about 4 years, and you could earn a degree in elementary education K-6 or K-8. Student teaching is required. A master's degree program requiring 48 credits is also available for students who have a bachelor's degree in another field. Student teaching is also required in this initial certification program. Check out the following schools to choose a program that appeals to you.

Elementary Education Associate's Degree Programs in Delaware

Delaware Technical Community College - Wilmington Campus

Delaware Technical Community College offers a 2-year degree in elementary education at all four of its campuses. In this program, you'll learn math and literature skills needed for elementary school teachers. In addition, you'll gain an understanding of literacy and child development. Once you earn your associate degree, you can transfer to a 4-year university to earn your bachelor's degree, which is required to become a licensed teacher in Delaware.

  • Program Name: Associate of Arts in Teaching with concentration in elementary education
  • Program Length: 73-74 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,632 in-state students; $8,522 out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public

Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree Programs in Delaware

Delaware State University

Delaware State University (DSU) is located in the center of Delaware in the capital city of Dover. DSU's bachelor's degree program in elementary education requires 124 credits, which includes classes in child development, teaching methods, and teaching social studies, reading and music to elementary students. You'll be required to pass the Praxis I exam at the end of your first year of study, and you'll have to pass the applicable Praxis II exam before you can formally apply to the teacher education program and complete student teaching.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Program Length: Four years, full time
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,531 in-state students; $16,138 out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 4,012 undergraduates and 385 graduates

Wesley College

Wesley College's Bachelor of Science in Education prepares you for initial certification in elementary education for teaching students in Kindergarten through grade eight. As part of your education major, you'll take 69 credits worth of classes that cover children's literature, children's growth and development and teaching strategies. You'll need to pass the Praxis I and II examinations as part of your degree program. You'll complete student teaching during your final year of study.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Education K-8
  • Program Length: Four years, full time
  • Tuition and Fees: $25,020 (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 1,528 undergraduates and 87 graduates

Wilmington University

In Wilmington University's (WU) bachelor's degree program in elementary education you'll be required to take a non-credit E-folio course and a course in instructional technology before you can take other courses in education. Your curriculum will include classes in educational psychology, teaching strategies for math and literature, child development and student teaching. Many of WU's courses are available online as well as on campus. You must pass the Praxis I and appropriate sections of Praxis II exams before you can take courses in teaching methods.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Program Length: Four years, full time
  • Tuition and Fees: $10,430 (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 8,810 undergraduates and 5,657 graduates

Elementary Education Master's Degree Programs in Delaware

Wilmington University

This master's degree program at Wilmington University is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in a subject other than education. The program includes 12 courses that cover child growth, literacy and strategies for the classroom. The school also requires students to complete 15 credit hours of clinical experience, which involves student teaching. You'll need to pass the Praxis I and relevant Praxis II exams in order to take education methods courses.

  • Program Name: Master of Education in Elementary Studies (K-6)
  • Program Length: 48 credit hours
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,042 (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree
  • School Type: 4-year, private, not-for-profit; 8,810 undergraduates and 5,657 graduates

As you can see, there are a few Delaware colleges that provide a variety of degree length and levels for elementary education degree programs.

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