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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 it is required by the Professional Standards Board, in consultation with the Department, and with the approval of the State Board of Education. See the Department of Education’s website for additional information.

 

1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Teacher of English Learners. This certification is required for grades K to 12.

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.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/01/03)

12 DE Reg. 341 (09/01/08)

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

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:

"Passing score" means a minimum score as established by the Standards Board, in consultation with the Department and with the approval of the State Board.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/01/03)

10 DE Reg. 995 (12/01/06)

12 DE Reg. 341 (09/01/08)

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as Teacher of English Learners 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.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/01/03)

10 DE Reg. 995 (12/01/06)

12 DE Reg. 341 (09/01/08)

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

4.0 Additional Requirements

4.1 An educator shall also have satisfied each of the following requirements:

4.1.1 Demonstrated oral and written proficiency in English by either:

4.1.1.1 Completion of a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university that is located in the United States or in a permanently inhabited territory of the United States; or

4.1.1.2 Achieving a minimum level of Advanced Mid based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in English and the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in English; and

4.1.2 Completion of either:

4.1.2.1 A bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent in Teaching English Learners from an educator preparation program approved or recognized by National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), or a state where a state approval body employed the appropriate standards; or

4.1.2.2 A minimum of fifteen (15) credits or the equivalent thereof in professional development as approved by the Department in the following content areas:

4.1.2.2.1 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits);

4.1.2.2.2 Second Language Acquisition (3 credits);

4.1.2.2.3 Teaching Literacy for English Learners (3 credits);

4.1.2.2.4 Second Language Testing (3 credits); and

4.1.2.2.5 Structure of the English Language (3 credits).

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

5.0 Past Certification Recognized

The Department shall recognize a Standard Certificate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher issued before January 1, 2017. A teacher holding such a Standard Certificate issued by the Department before January 1, 2017 shall be considered certified as a Teacher of English Learners.

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

6.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective on January 1, 2017.

5 DE Reg. 1904 (04/01/02)

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/01/03)

10 DE Reg. 995 (12/01/06)

Renumbered effective 06/01/07 - see Conversion Table

12 DE Reg. 341 (09/01/08)

20 DE Reg. 366 (11/01/16)

 

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