Welcome to Prison Education

Prison Education
  • As Delaware continues to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Education is modifying how it provides support to its customers. Those seeking help from department staff are encouraged to first call or email for assistance. If an in-person meeting is needed, the department will schedule an appointment. This is an effort to limit the number of people coming and going from offices, reduce gatherings of people and support social distancing.

    General questions: (302) 735-4000 or DDOE@doe.k12.de.us

    Licensure/certification: (302) 857-3388 or Deeds.Mailbox@doe.k12.de.us

    Charter School Office: (302) 735-4020 or infosco@doe.k12.de.us

    Delaware First/Office of Early Learning: (302) 735-4295 or delawarefirst@doe.k12.de.us

    Higher Education Office: (302) 735-4120 or DHEO@doe.k12.de.us

    Child Nutrition Office: (302) 857-3356

     
     
    The mission of Prison Education is to offer a quality adult education program that will provide an educational foundation to enable offenders to be productive workers, family members, and citizens while incarcerated and upon release from prison.
     
    Programs are offered at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (BWCI), Howard R. Young Correctional Institution (HRYCI), James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), and at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI).
     
    Through this program, offenders are provided with a variety of educational offerings focused on academics, vocational training and life skills for successful re-entry back into their communities upon release.  Through the Adult Basic Education (ABE) component, offenders receive instruction directed towards passing the GED® Test.  In order to facilitate more efficient and effective instruction, all offenders are pre-tested for their current educational functioning level (EFL) and progress towards a GED® credential through the achievement of Certificates of Attainment (COAs).
  • Contact Information:

    Prison Education Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    Maureen Whelan, Director
    Phone: 302-857-3340
    Fax: 302-739-1769 NEW FAX NUMBER
    Email: maureen.whelan@doe.k12.de.us

Last Modified on March 16, 2020