Delaware- State Information

MEA President: Jim Tharp
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Dominic Pasano
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar Convenes: 1/12/2021
Adjourns: 6/30/2021
Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines None
Governor John Carney (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Earl G. Jaques Jr. (D)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Kimberly A. Williams (D)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Laura Sturgeon (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. S. Elizabeth Lockman (D)

Partisan Split House- D Senate-D
House Clerk Contact 302-744-4087
Senate Secretary Contact 302-744-4129
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Third Thursday of each month at 1pm

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Philip Keefer, Title Programs & Grant Support
(302) 735-4110
Title IV Director

Eric Stancell
Education Associate, Title IV, Part A
Telephone: (302) 857-3333

Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations Not really allocations – but information on how federal funds
are disbursed 
Application Timeline for Federal Funds None listed. Appears to be school year based, so likely due in

State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

DE Music K-12 Initial (3-year)
Continuing (5-year)
Advanced (10-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) None edTPA Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $100 first time application Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Returning to School

COVID-19 Guidance for
Singing, Voice Projection, and Playing of Musical Instruments

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

DE: In Appoquinimink School District, Title IV-Part A funds go towards putting on a district choral festival. This is an in-school event where all the choirs in the district are bussed to one of the high schools to perform for each other. The smaller elementary school choirs combine to perform together, and the younger students get to see the growth that awaits them if they stick with their choral programs through middle and high school.