Upon completion of this major, graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competence in planning, delivery and evaluating curriculum and instruction; utilize effective interpersonal communication skills and multicultural understandings; fulfill a professional role in the school and in the community; integrate theories of teaching and learning and translate these into practice; utilize technology to enhance the teaching and learning environment; and, demonstrate commitment to the concept of life-long learning.
The Occupational-Vocational Teacher Education Program offers three options for students:
The following specialization courses are offered in the occupation area: construction, electricity/electronics, energy conversion, power mechanics, graphics communications, materials, and manufacturing processes, cosmetology, health occupations, data processing, food services and child care and guidance. The Occupational-Vocational Teacher Education Program recognizes the 60 areas offered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI). Up to 24 credit hours of university credit may be awarded toward a degree upon successful completion of a competency demonstration test. Arrangements to take the examination may be made with the program director after completion of 30 hours.
Degree to Certification Programs*. These courses are required by the Delaware Department of Education for certification for non-teaching students with military experience, or an associate in science degree, and for pre-service and in-service teachers beginning college after July 1, 1993.
While not a degree requirement, teachers seeking trade and industrial special education endorsement to certification should take these courses:
*These courses are required by the Delaware Department of Education for certification.