- Applicants must be full-time employees of a Delaware public or charter school who teach on a valid Emergency Certificate in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education.
- Districts and charter schools will reimburse teachers for all or part of tuition and registration fees paid for up to three credits/term (fall and spring) of coursework that will enable them to achieve Standard Certification, within program funding limitations.
- Recipients must complete course with a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale ("C" or higher).
- Delaware residency is not required.
- Recipients can attend any regionally accredited college.
- Bilingual Teachers
- Business Education
- ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Foreign Language
- Mathematics (middle school and high school)
- Science (middle school and high school)
- Special Education
- Technology Education
Reimbursement is made for up to the cost of three credits per term (fall and spring). The maximum reimbursement per term for the 2012-13 academic year is:
- $1,269 for undergraduate coursework
- Up to the cost of three credits per term for graduate coursework, not to exceed the cost of three credits at the University of Delaware.
- $30 for the registration fee (if any)
4;30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, for fall 2012 semester
4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, for spring 2013 semester
Teachers must apply through the school district or charter school where they are employed. School districts and charter schools must submit a Critical Need Reimbursement Request with required documentation for each applicant. See District and Charter School Responsibilities for instructions.