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‚ÄčTeachers from partner districts participate in twelve seminars over the course of nine months and write a content rich unit to be used in their classrooms and published locally and nationally.  Approximately 50 Delaware teachers are currently enrolled in the 2018 cycle. 

Want to learn more?

DTI Application

The University of Delaware, and the Appoqunimink, Christina, Colonial, New Castle County Vo-Tech and Red Clay Consolidated School Districts, in affiliation with the Yale National Initiative¬ģ to strengthen teaching in public schools, have established the Delaware Teachers Institute in New Castle County. Each year, the Institute offers a limited number of fellowships for teachers to participate in content area seminars, and to learn the Teachers Institute approach to professional development. To be considered, the following eligibility criteria must be met.

  1. Full time, K-12 classroom teacher in one of these subject areas: English, history or social studies, foreign language, art, health, music, science, math, or career area, if a vocational teacher.
  2. Intention to remain in the teaching profession and in the same school district, for at least 5 years.

  3. Close relationship of subject and course(s) the applicant teaches to the seminar and proposed curriculum unit.

  4. Willingness to help sustain the Delaware Teachers Institute during and beyond the year of seminar participation.

  5. Participation in all meetings associated with the DTI.

  6. Review by district curriculum specialist and approval of school principal of applicant's proposal, as consistent with and significant for school curricula, and confirmation of relevant courses applicant will be assigned to teach in the coming year.

  • Deadline for applications - Closed for 2020 - Check back in February 2021
  • Applications will open on February 3, 2020
  • Only completed applications will be considered for seminars 
  • Applications are available online at the link below.  Email with any questions. (Note: Some districts have an internal process and deadlines prior to the DTI deadlines.  Check with your school representative for details.)

Click here for descriptions of the 2020 seminars.

DTI SCHEDULE 2020 - Fellows.pdf

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  • Delaware Teachers Institute
  • 77 E. Main Street, Suite 103
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2744
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