Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC) (DE)

You need to login or register to save this route.


Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC) Programs support prospective Delaware public and charter school educators to obtain initial licensure and certification in several content areas. Candidates must have a minimum of 24 credits in an area aligned to a PK-12 content area (or pass the Praxis II in the content area prior to teaching) and obtain a letter of eligibility from a state-approved alternative route to certification program. Educators hired as a “Teacher of Record” under ARTC have two years to complete the program requirements that may include seminars, coursework, content assessments, performance assessments, the first two years of school-based mentoring, and two DPAS-II summative evaluations. The educator may be employed by a Delaware public or charter school on an Emergency Certificate, which should be requested by the employer. “Emergency Certificate” is a temporary credential issued to an educator who has obtained employment or an offer of employment with an employing authority and holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License, but lacks the necessary skills and knowledge to immediately meet certification requirements in a specific content area. The Emergency Certificate is valid for one school year and can be renewed if progress towards certification is being made.

Language: ASL|Arabic|Chinese|French|German|Greek|Italian|Japanese|Latin|Spanish|Other

State Information
State: Delaware
Contact Name: Delaware Department of Education
Contact Phone: (302) 857-3388
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Last updated on: January 19, 2021
Posted in .