DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

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

14 DE Admin. Code 1534

FINAL

Regulatory Implementing Order

1534 Middle Level Social Studies 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 adopt 14 DE Admin. Code 1534 Middle Level Social Studies Teacher. It is necessary to adopt this regulation in order to complete the compilation of certification regulations of the Middle Level core academic subjects, and to align the certification with the Delaware Social Studies Standards’ grade level delineations and the corresponding Grade Level Expectations (GLE’s). This regulation sets forth the requirements for a teacher of Middle Level Social Studies.

Notice of the proposed adoption of the regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on Monday, October 1, 2007 in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No comments were received.

II. Findings of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to adopt this regulation to comply with changes in statute.

III. Decision to Adopt the Regulation

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 “B” 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.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of the regulation adopted shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1534 of the Administrative Code of Regulations of 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

1534 Middle Level Social Studies Teacher

1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Middle Level Social Studies Teacher. This certification is required for grades 6, 7 and 8 in a Middle Level school.

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.

2.0 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.

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Middle Level Social Studies Teacher 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; and,

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.

11 DE Reg. 754 (12/01/07) (Final)