Teaching at PCA

It is the goal of Providence Creek Academy to be the best place to learn and the best place to work. In order to do this, PCA must surround its students with the highest quality faculty with the skills needed to ensure every child is prepared for the 21st century learning and working environments. This extends far beyond the classroom setting since it takes all members of the PCA faculty to create a successful school.

Benefits of PCA:


  • Competitive salary based on local school districts
  • State of Delaware pension and benefits
  • Up to $5,250 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • $500 allowance for initial classroom set up
  • Weekly PLCs with instructional coaches 
  • Access to PCA's 43 acre campus
  • Flexibility in instruction and classroom set up

To apply to PCA, please go to Join Delaware Schools or contact Rachael Straightiff.

Aspiring Teachers


PCA partners with local universities and colleges to provide opportunities for aspiring teachers to enter the profession without completing a traditional educator preperation program. 

 For more information on becoming a teacher at PCA, please contact Rachael Straightiff at Rachael.Straightiff@pca.k12.de.us.

Teacher Residency

 In conjunction wiith a Resident's university, Residents are placed with a mentor teacher to co-teach throughout the school year in an inclusive classroom while completing his/her education. Residents gain hands on experience in classroom preperation, planning, conferences, classroom management, and professional development. 

 Benefits of Teacher Residency:
  • Paid stipend
  • Job placement opportunities with PCA upon completion
  • Hands on experience
  • Mentorship with a seasoned teacher
Previous Partnerships Include:
  • University of Delaware
  • Delaware State University
  • Wilmington University
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
Alternative Routes to Certification

Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree are eligible to complete a State of Delaware approved ARTC program. ARTC applicants complete graduate courses while working as a teacher of record for two years. Upon program completion, the applicant is a fully credentialed teacher in his/her content area in the State of Delaware.