DE Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Delaware Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

In Delaware, this program leads to a Educational Leadership Certification Available
: School Principal

Delaware has the following requirements for applicants for a standard school principal certificate:

1. CERTIFICATE POSSESSION: Applicant must hold a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License.


2. DEGREE and PROGRAM: Completion of a master’s degree in educational leadership from a NCATE or state-approved program (where the state approval body employed the appropriate NASDTEC or NCATE specialty organization standards) offered by a regionally accredited college or university.

2. EXPERIENCE A minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience at the level to be initially assigned as a school Principal or Assistant Principal, except at the middle level, where the teaching experience may be at any pK to 12 level, 

3. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Delaware. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

For further details on Delaware school principal certification requirements, please see the DE Professional Standards Board Rules: 1591 School Principal and Assistant Principal.

Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Delaware

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Applying for your Delaware Teaching License




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