DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1220(a) (14 Del.C. §1220(a))

14 DE Admin. Code 1527

FINAL

Regulatory Implementing Order

1527 Endorsement English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 1527. In reviewing and revising regulation 1526, it was recommended that regulation 1527 be repealed. No currently employed teachers hold this endorsement, which does not comply with licensure and certification statute.

Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulation was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on June 20, 2006, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No written comment has been received.

II. Findings of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to repeal the regulation as the subject is regulated by 14 DE. Admin. Code 1527, which is in compliance with 14 Del.C. §1305.

III. Decision to Repeal the Regulation

For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and §1205(b), the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of the DE Admin. Code 1527, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is repealed, and said regulation shall be deleted from the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.

V. Effective Date of Order

The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.

APPROVED BY THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD THE 2ND DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2006

Harold Roberts, Chair Edward Czerwinski

Sandra Falatek Mary Furbush

Karen Gordon Richard Gregg

Barbara Grogg Leslie Holden

Lori Hudson Carla Lawson

Mary Mirabeau Gretchen Pikus

Karen Schilling Ross Michael Thomas

Kathleen Thomas Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 16TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2006

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Jean W. Allen, President Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President

Mary B. Graham, Esquire Gregory A. Hastings

Barbara Rutt Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Claibourne D. Smith

Effective April 11, 2002

1.0 Standard Endorsement

The following shall be required for the Standard Endorsement in grades 9 to 12, in grades 5 to 8 in departmentalized middle level schools, and in adult education for individuals teaching content area courses (mathematics, science, English, social studies, etc.) to classes primarily designed for or primarily composed of students who are speakers of other languages. Optional for all other fully certified teachers.

1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

1.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages and,

1.3 A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work in teaching English as a second language to include the following: Second Language Acquisition or Psycholinguistics, 3 semester hours, Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 semester hours, Structure of the English Language, 3 semester hours, Second Language Testing, 3 semester hours, Ethnic Studies or Multicultural Education, 3 semester hours.

2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard Endorsement

2.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

2.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages.

3.0 Endorsements issued for this position may include Standard and Limited Standard

5 DE Reg. 1904 (4/1/02)

10 DE Reg. 999 (12/01/06) (Final)