An alternative route to

Assistant Principal & Principal Certification in Delaware


Interested in becoming an assistant principal or principal? If so, consider applying to become a member of the University of Delaware Principal Preparation Program Cohort III.

This program offers an alternative route to achieving certification in just 18 months. Cohort III will kick off at the end of July 2017 (mandatory program kick-off to take place July 26, 27 & 28, 2017) and all Cohort III are expected to complete program requirements by February 2019.

UDEL PPP participants are engaged in action research through University of Delaware coursework while interning with principals who have a proven track record of success. Prior to completing the program, participants have opportunities to practice and receive feedback regarding Delaware’s Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) and exit the program as credentialed evaluators of educators.


UDEL PPP Cohort III online application will be available from March 1 – May 19, 2017.

The application can be started and saved for later submission. Click link above to view application.

Please contact Alison Dubinski with any questions about the application process

or for technical support: ald@udel.edu or (302)500-7033.

UDEL PPP Information Sessions, Cohort III:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sussex County Information Session

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Delaware Tech Owens Campus

21225 College Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947

Carter Partnership Center, Room 540F


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kent County Information Session

4:00-5:00 p.m.

University of Delaware Paradee Center

69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901

UD Meeting Room


Monday, March 27, 2017

New Castle County Information Session

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Appoquinimink School District

118 S. Sixth Street, Odessa, DE 19730

Marion E. Proffitt Training Center, Room 138

Admission Requirements (Click HERE to view more detail)

To be considered for a position in the UDEL PPP candidates must submit:

  • Transcripts from an accredited institution of higher learning indicating the candidate has earned a master’s degree, and
    • a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or
    • evidence that the candidate placed in the 50th percentile for course work completed in the master’s program
  • Formative and summative performance evaluations demonstrating excellence in teaching for a minimum of five (5) years*
  • A writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
*Candidates with 3+ years will be considered; however, certification in the State of Delaware requires 5 years of teaching experience.

Program Costs

Cohort III Cost (August 2017- February 2019)
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment I and Internship 1         $3,500
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment II and Internship 1        $3,500
People, Systems, and Operations and Internship 2                     $2,500
Early Childhood Leadership and Internship 2                              $3,500
Total                                                                                             $13,000
*Plus the cost of course texts; approximately $400 total for all courses.

Scholarships and payment plans are available to participants.

For more information, please see:


Admission Requirements


Faculty & Instructors

Questions about the UDEL PPP: Principal Preparation Program? 

Alison Dubinski, Program Manager, UDEL PPP ald@udel.edu or (302)500-7033
Jackie Wilson, Director, Delaware Academy for School Leadership jowilson@udel.edu or (302)500-7030