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1.0 Content

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

1.1.1 This certification is limited to the world language in which the Standard Certificate is requested.

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.

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 448 (12/01/16)

 

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 words and terms, 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 of Education.

Target language” means, for the purpose of this regulation, the specific world language, as defined in Section 1.0 of 14 DE Admin. Code 505, in which the Standard Certificate is requested.

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01/06)

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 448 (12/01/16)

 

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a World Language Teacher to an educator who has met the following:

3.1.1 Holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or a 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.

9 DE Reg. 558 (10/01/05)

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01//06)

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

 

4.0 Additional Requirements

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

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

4.1.2 Demonstrated oral and written proficiency in the target language by either:

4.1.2.1 Achieving a passing score on a Praxis Subject Assessment in the target language; or

4.1.2.2 Based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines:

4.1.2.2.1 Achieving a minimum level of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in the target language, and

4.1.2.2.2 Achieving a passing score on the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in the target language.

4.1.2.2.2.1 For tests using the Roman alphabet, a passing score means achieving a minimum level of Advanced Low.

4.1.2.2.2.2 For tests using a non-Roman alphabet, a passing score means achieving a minimum level of Intermediate High.

20 DE Reg. 448 (12/01/16)

 

5.0 Past Certification Recognized

The Department shall recognize a Standard Certificate World Language 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 World Language Teacher.

20 DE Reg. 448 (12/01/16)

 

6.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective on January 1, 2017.

9 DE Reg. 558 (10/01/05)

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01/06)

Renumbered effective 06/01/07 - see Conversion Table

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

20 DE Reg. 448 (12/01/16)

 

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