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K-12 Teacher Academy

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

K-12 Teacher Academy

The K-12 Teacher Academy pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that prepares students for careers in elementary and secondary education. Observation opportunities in a variety of age and discipline settings, as well as special needs and non-classroom settings, provide practical experiences while enriching the learning. Students participate in a long-term placement during their senior year which allows for in-depth experiences in a classroom setting.

Sequence of Courses:

Human Growth and
Development
Teaching as a Profession
Foundations of Curriculum
and Instruction

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Praxis Core / ParaPro
Certification
Up to 12 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College
Up to 6 college credits
at Wilmington University

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$63,640

Common Positions:
School Teachers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$53,040

Common Positions:
Interpreters and Translators

Certificate

Average Salary:
$29,120

Common Positions:
Teacher’s Aide

Where to find this Pathway:

Back to all Pathways

Pathway Languages:

RELEVANT LANGUAGES

Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

NEW LANGUAGE, NEW LIFE

Where To Find The Languages

Japanese

Vietnamese

Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”