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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 Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Category).

1.1.1 This certification is required for an educator within the Delaware public school system whose primary assignment is teaching children with disabilities in grades K to 12.

1.1.1.1 The Early Childhood Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher certification may be used for K to grade 2 in lieu of Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification.

1.1.1.2 Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Certification; and Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Certification; and Teacher of Students with Autism or Students with severe Intellectual Disabilities Certification shall be used for grades K to 12 when the teacher's primary assignment is serving the special population designated within those category certifications.

1.1.2 This certification is a category certificate and does not certify an educator to practice in a particular area or teach a particular subject. A category certification only establishes that an educator has met the prescribed knowledge, skill, or education to instruct the particular category of students specified. This certification is limited to the specific category of teaching students with disabilities.

1.1.3 Subject or area certification also required.

1.1.3.1 A category certificate may not be issued alone and an educator shall hold at least one subject or area certification.

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. 766 (01/01/13)

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

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, have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Students with Disabilities" means the same as "Child with a Disability" as provided in 14 Del.C. §3101(2).

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities 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;

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;

3.1.3 Holds a Standard Certificate in a subject or area; and

3.1.4 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation.

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

4.0 Additional Requirements

4.1 An educator shall also have satisfied one of the following additional education requirements:

4.1.1 Holding a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent, in special education or students with disabilities, from a National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) specialty organization recognized educator preparation program or from a state approved educator preparation program where the state approval body employed the appropriate standards; or

4.1.2 Completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development as approved by the Department, with a focus in special education or in students with disabilities in the following content areas:

4.1.2.1 Diagnosis and Instruction for Reading / Literacy (3 credits);

4.1.2.2 Education Evaluation and IEP Development (3 credits);

4.1.2.3 Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education (3 credits);

4.1.2.4 Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits); and

4.1.2.5 One of the following areas:

4.1.2.5.1 Legislation, Policy & Procedures/ Special Issues in Special Education (3 credits);

4.1.2.5.2 Transitions from Secondary Special Education or Secondary Transition Planning (3 credits);

4.1.2.5.3 Collaborative Teaming in Special Education (3 credits); or

4.1.2.5.4 Assistive Technology (3 credits).

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

5.0 Past Certification Recognized

The Department shall recognize a Standard Certificate Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher or other valid equivalent Special Education Certification including Exceptional Children Special Education - Elementary and Exceptional Children Special Education - Secondary issued before July 1, 2016. A teacher holding such a Standard Certificate issued by the Department before July 1, 2016 shall be considered certified to instruct classes to students with disabilities.

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

6.0 Effective Date

Section 4.0 of this regulation shall be effective on July 1, 2016.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table

11 DE Reg. 671 (11/01/07)

16 DE Reg. 766 (01/01/13)

19 DE Reg. 505 (12/01/15)

 

 

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