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14 DE Admin. Code 1512
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1512 Issuance and Renewal of Advanced License. This regulation shall apply to the issuance of an Advanced License for educators, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1213 and §1214. Upon review, the Board has amended a few sections of the regulation for clarity and accuracy, and to meet current formatting.
Notice of the proposed amendment of the regulation was published in the Register of Regulations on November 1, 2014. The notice invited written comments. No comments were received.
For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude that it is appropriate to amend the regulation. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205(b), the regulation attached is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), the regulation hereby amended 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 amended shall be in the form attached, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1512 of the Administrative Code of Regulations of the Department of Education.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of December, 2014.
Department of Education
State Board of Education
"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.
"Educator" means a person licensed and certified by the State under 14 Del.C. Chapter 12, to engage in the practice of instruction, administration or other related professional support services in Delaware public schools, including charter schools, pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the Standards Board and approved by the State Board. For purposes of 14 Del.C. Chapter 12, the term 'educator' does not include substitute teachers.
"Exigent Circumstances" The expiration of an educator's license before the end of the school year shall be considered an exigent circumstance, however the educator's license may only be extended to the end of that current school year.
"Immorality" means conduct which is inconsistent with the rules and principles of morality expected of an educator and may reasonably be found to impair an educator's effectiveness by reason of his or her unfitness or otherwise.
"Maintenance of Proficiency" means evidence of valid renewal of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.
"National Board Certified Teacher" means an educator who holds National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.
"National Board Certification" means certification of an educator by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
"Standards Board" means the Professional Standards Board established pursuant to 14 Del.C. Chapter 12.
"State" means State of Delaware.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1213, the Department, upon receipt of the list of successful candidates provided annually by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, shall issue an Advanced License to any educator who receives National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. An Advanced License is valid for up to 10 years unless extended pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1216 or revoked for cause, as defined in 14 Del.C. §1218.
5.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1214, the Department shall renew an Advanced License, valid for up to an additional 10 years, to 0an educator who has maintained proficiency through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Proficiency for National Board certification shall be deemed to have been maintained if the educator provides evidence of valid renewal of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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