DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1205(b) (14 Del.C. §1205(b))

14 DE Admin. Code 1530

FINAL

Regulatory Implementing Order

1530 Middle Level 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 1530 Middle Level Teacher. It is necessary to repeal this regulation, as each of four Middle Level core academic subject areas are regulated by individual certification regulations.

Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulation was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on Monday October 1, 2007 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 each of four Middle Level core academic subject areas will regulated by individual certification regulations.

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reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and § 1205(b)., the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.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 Code 1530 Middle Level Teacher, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is repealed, and said regulation shall be deleted from the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.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 ON THE 1ST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2007

Kathleen Thomas, Chair Cathy Cathcart

Joanne Christian Marilyn Dollard

Sandra Falatek Karen Gordon

Barbara Grogg Leslie Holden

Lori Hudson Dorothy McQuaid

Mary Mirabeau Wendy Murray

Gretchen Pikus Karen Schilling-Ross

Michael Thomas Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED this 15th day of November, 2007

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

Mary B. Graham Jorge Melendez

Barbara Rutt Dennis J. Savage

Terry Whittaker

1530 Middle Level Teacher

1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Middle Level Teacher (Grades 6 to 8).

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

7 DE Reg. 1749 (6/1/04)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

“Department” means the Delaware Department of Education.

“License” means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

“Major or Its Equivalent” means a minimum of thirty (30) credits in the content area to be taught.

“Standard Certificate” means a credential issued to certify 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.

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

7 DE Reg. 1749 (6/1/04)

3.0 Standard Certificate

In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Middle Level Teacher to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Degree Requirement

3.1.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent in the content area to be taught; and

3.1.1.1 Appropriate pedagogical content courses consistent with the NASDTEC or NCATE specialty organization standards for middle school or the content specialization to be taught;or

3.1.2 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an NCATE specialty organization or state approved program, where the state employed the appropriate NASDTEC or NCATE specialty organization standards in Elementary or Middle School Education.

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

7 DE Reg. 1749 (6/1/04)

4.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a middle level teacher after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505.

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

7 DE Reg. 1749 (6/1/04)

11 DE Reg. 748 (12/01/07) (Final)