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1.0 Educators Graduating from a 5 Year or 4 Year Preservice Program

1.1 Definitions

1.1.1 The following words and terms when used in this subsection shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

“Eligible Employee” includes, but is not limited to, teachers, nurses, librarians, psychologists, therapists, and counselors paid in accordance with 14 Del.C. §1305 that were hired into their first professional position after June 30, 2001 and zero years of experience. The exception to the zero years of experience would be an employee who qualified for military experience credit under 14 Del.C. §1312(a) and 14 DE Admin. Code 706.

Five Year Preservice Program means a regionally accredited college or university five year planned degree program which includes an extensive clinical component or internship in the fifth year.

Four Year Preservice Program means a regionally accredited college or university four year preservice undergraduate bachelor degree program.

Grade Point Average (GPA) means the grade point average (GPA) stated on the official transcript of the regionally accredited college or university granting the bachelor’s degree in the Four Year Preservice Program.

1.2 Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1312(a), one year of experience on the applicable state salary schedule shall be granted to:

1.2.1 A graduate of a four year preservice program who graduates with a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent; or

1.2.2 A graduate of a five year preservice program as defined above.

1.3 An employee eligible for one year of credited experience shall meet the definition of Eligible Employee in 1.1 and meet the requirements of 1.2.

9 DE Reg. 396 (9/1/05)

18 DE Reg. 857 (05/01/15)


2.0 Administrators

No credit for experience shall be given for part time employment in administrative or supervisory positions.


3.0 Teachers

3.1 Days taught as a substitute or as a paraeducator may not be used toward credit for experience; however, employment as a teacher on a regular part time basis may be used toward credit for experience.

3.1.1 A "regular part time" employee is one who is employed in a position which requires at least 50 hours per month for at least 9 months during any 12 consecutive month period.


4.0 Secretarial Staff

Secretaries may be granted one (1) year of experience for each creditable year of experience as a secretary in private business, public or private school, or other governmental agency.

18 DE Reg. 857 (05/01/15)


5.0 Creditable Experience

Creditable experience includes experience obtained while working outside of Delaware.


6.0 Applicability

This regulation applies to the determination of creditable experience for salary purposes only, and does not apply to the determination of creditable experience for pension purposes which is specified in 29 Del.C. Ch. 55. Laws on employment and salary for administrators, teachers, and secretaries are found in 14 Del.C. Ch. 13.

3 DE Reg. 1542 (05/01/00)

8 DE Reg. 1607 (05/01/05)

9 DE Reg. 396 (09/01/05)

14 DE Reg. 457 (11/01/10)

18 DE Reg. 857 (05/01/15)


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