Title 14 Education
1500 Professional Standards Board
1545 Secondary School Counselor
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Secondary School Counselor. This certification is required for grades nine (9) to twelve (12) and is valid in grades six (6) to eight (8) in a Middle Level school. A Middle Level School Counselor must hold either an Elementary School Counselor Standard Certificate or a Secondary School Counselor Standard Certificate.
1.2 Except as otherwise provided, the requirements set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505, Standard Certificate including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.
16 DE Reg. 763 (01/01/13)
The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.
3.0 Standard Certificate
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Secondary School Counselor to an educator who has met the following:
3.1.1 Holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or a Limited Standard, Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003; and,
3.1.2 Has met the requirements as set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto; and,
3.1.3 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation.
4.0 Additional Requirements
4.1 An educator must also have met the following.
4.2 Has satisfied at least one of the following additional education requirements:
4.2.1 Graduated from an NCATE specialty organization recognized educator preparation program or from a state approved educator preparation program, where the state approval body employed the appropriate NASDTEC or NCATE specialty organization standards, offered by a regionally accredited college or university, with a Masters degree in Secondary School Counseling; or
4.2.2 Graduated from a regionally accredited college or university with a Masters degree in any content area and satisfactorily completed 30 credits of graduate course work or the equivalent in professional development as approved by the Department in the areas of:
188.8.131.52 Principles and Practices of the School Counseling Program (3 credits);
184.108.40.206 Individual Counseling Skills (3 credits);
220.127.116.11 Group Counseling Skills (3 credits);
18.104.22.168 Human Development (3 credits);
22.214.171.124 Career Development (3 credits);
126.96.36.199 Individual and Group Testing for Counselors (3 credits);
188.8.131.52 Supervised Practicum in Secondary Counseling (3 credits);
184.108.40.206 Counseling Theory (3 credits);
220.127.116.11 Consultation (3 credits); and
18.104.22.168 Ethical Issues in School Counseling (3 credits).
4.3 Has met at least one of the following experience requirements:
4.3.1 A minimum of three years professional experience in a secondary school setting; or,
4.3.2 A minimum of three years of equivalent experience as approved by the Department of Education; or,
4.3.3 A supervised school counseling internship of one (1) full year in a secondary school setting which is part of a graduate degree program in Secondary School Counseling or arranged by the Department of Education. The internship may be completed over a two (2) year period on a half-time basis.
7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)
11 DE Reg. 756 (12/01/07)
16 DE Reg. 485 (11/01/12)
16 DE Reg. 763 (01/01/13)