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14 DE Admin. Code 1594
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to adopt 14 DE Admin 1594 Special Education Director. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). It is necessary to amend this regulation in order to upgrade the requirements’ rigor including increasing the years of experience necessary and to build upon the other amended administrator regulations (1591 School Principal and Assistant School Principal, 1592 Certified Central Office Personnel, and 1593 Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent). Amendments were also made to reference the newly proposed regulation 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education. This regulation sets forth the requirements for Special Education Director.
Notice of the proposed adoption of the regulation was published in the Delaware Register of Regulations on November 1, 2012. The notice invited written comments. Similar comments were received from the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities. Both Councils questioned if there had been an omission allowing “administrative experience with children” as qualifying experience. The reference to administrative experience was included in section 4.2.1.2. Based on the concern, to add clarity an amendment has been made in 4.2.1.3 specifically listing administrative experience as a separate section. Both Councils noted that changes were made regarding qualifying work experience that deleted references to school psychologist, speech pathologist, and audiologist. The amendments in the new section 4.2.1.2 included professional experience under a Delaware Standard Certificate (i.e. School Psychologist) and other professional license (i.e. speech pathologist, audiologist). For clarification, specific language has been added to include school psychologist, speech pathologist, and audiologist as examples. The Councils suggested that future Impact Analysis be more detailed. Councils’ concern is noted for future actions and it is the intent to do so.
For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude that it is appropriate to adopt the regulation. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205(b), the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “A” is hereby adopted. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), the regulation hereby adopted shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of the regulation adopted shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1594 of the Administrative Code of Regulations of the Professional Standards Board.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 21st day of February, 2013.
Approved 21st day of February, 2013
State Board of Education
Administrative Experience” means experience in a pK to 12 setting as an assistant principal, principal, School Leader I, or School Leader II.
Standard Certificate” means a credential issued to verify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.
Teaching Experience” means meeting students on a regularly scheduled basis, planning and delivering instruction, developing or preparing instructional materials, and evaluating student performance in any pK to 12 setting.
3.1.3 A master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university; and
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.
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:
Certification Program for Leaders in Education” means a program comprised of education components as defined and approved by the Standards Board and the State Board pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Special Education Director to an educator who has met the following:
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
4.1.1.2.1 The successful completion of any approved Program pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education; or
4.1.1.3.1 The successful completion of an approved Special Education Director Program pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education.
4.2.1.2 A minimum of five (5) years professional experience under a Delaware Standard Certificate or other Delaware professional license [including but not limited to a school psychologist, speech pathologist, or audiologist,] working with exceptional children special education students at the PreK to 12 level or the equivalent as approved by the Department; or
4.2.1.3 [A minimum of five (5) years administrative experience working with exceptional children special education students at the PreK to 12 level or the equivalent as approved by the Department;
4.2.1.4] Any combination of the types of experiences prescribed in subsections 4.2.1.1[, and 4.2.1.2 and 4.2.1.3] which totals a minimum of five (5) years.
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