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Non-regulatory note: Passage on an examination of content knowledge may also be required to obtain this certification. Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220 and 14 DE Admin. Code 1505, an examination of content knowledge is required when applicable and available. An examination of content knowledge is applicable and available when approved by the Professional Standards Board with the concurrence of the State Board of Education. See the Department of Education website for additional information.

20 DE Reg. 45 (07/01/16)

 

1.0 Content

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)

 

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.

2.2 The following word and term, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)” – A nonprofit and nongovernmental agency that accredits educator preparation providers (EPPs), which was created when the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) merged in 2013.

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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 Has satisfied at least one of the following additional education requirements:

4.1.1 Graduated from a NCATE or CAEP educator preparation unit or from a state approved educator preparation program, where the state approval body employed the appropriate national specialty organization standards, offered by a regionally accredited college or university, with a Masters degree in Secondary School Counseling; or

4.1.2 Graduated from a regionally accredited college or university with a Masters degree in any content area and satisfactorily completed 39 credits of graduate course work or the equivalent in professional development as approved by the Department in the areas of:

4.1.2.1 Introduction to School Counseling & Theories (3 credits);

4.1.2.2 Human Behavior and Child Development (3 credits);

4.1.2.3 Ethical Issues in School Counseling (3 credits);

4.1.2.4 College & Career Readiness K-12 (3 credits);

4.1.2.5 Testing, Measurements, and Research in School Counseling (3 credits);

4.1.2.6 The Counselor as Consultant (3 credits);

4.1.2.7 Special Education Law & the School Counselor’s Role (3 credits);

4.1.2.8 Group Counseling (3 credits);

4.1.2.9 Individual Counseling Skills & Strategies (6 credits);

4.1.2.10 Family Counseling (3 credits);

4.1.2.11 Principles and Practices of a School Counseling Program (6 Credits); and

4.2 Has completed one of the following:

4.2.1 Educators not holding a Standard Certificate Elementary School Counselor must complete a supervised school counseling clinical experience under the direct supervision of a State Department of Education certified Secondary School Counselor of 700 hours in a secondary school setting which is part of a graduate degree program in Secondary School Counseling;

4.2.2 Educators holding Standard Certificate Elementary School Counselor, who are seeking Secondary School Counselor certification, must complete 350 hours of additional clinical experience in a secondary school setting, under the direct supervision of a State Department of Education certified Secondary School Counselor; or

4.2.3 Educators seeking initial certification of both a Standard Certificate Elementary School Counselor and a Standard Certificate Secondary School Counselor simultaneously, must complete 350 hours of clinical experience in an elementary school setting under the direct supervision of a State Department of Education certified Elementary School Counselor and 350 hours of clinical experience in a secondary school setting under the direct supervision of a State Department of Education certified Secondary School Counselor.

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)

20 DE Reg. 45 (07/01/16)

 

5.0 Effective Date of Section 4.0

Section 4.0 of this regulation shall be effective on January 1, 2017.

20 DE Reg. 45 (07/01/16)

 

Last Updated: April 11 2016 16:22:42.
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