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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 40 - 50 Delaware teachers are offered Fellowships each year. 

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.

Register for the upcoming Curriculum Showcase to learn more!


Deadline Extended! Apply by - April 3, 2022
Questions? Reach out to to discuss timing

Only completed applications will be considered for seminars 

Email with any questions.

Important Note:

  •  All applications must be routed to a district curriculum supervisor and your principal for approval.
  • The online application will require emails for these two individuals.
  • Be sure to double check spelling on the emails to avoid delays.
  • We also recommend you give them a heads up once you submit so they will be looking for an email where they can sign off.

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