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14 DE Admin. Code 1513
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1513 Denial of Licenses. This regulation shall apply to the denial of an Initial License, Continuing License, or Advanced License for educators, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §§1210-14 and §1217. The Professional Standards Board has reviewed the regulation under a five year cycle and concluded that a few changes were necessary for clarification of the appeal process.
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 1513 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
This regulation shall apply to the denial of an Initial License, Continuing License or Advanced License for educators pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, and 1217; and to the denial of a Standard or Emergency Certificate pursuant to 14 Del.C §§1220 and 1221.
"Advanced License" means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1213 and §1214.
"Continuing License" means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1211 and §1212.
"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.
"Educator" means a person licensed and certified by the State under 14 Del.C. Ch. 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. Ch. 12, the term 'educator' does not include substitute teachers.
"Good Moral Character" means conduct which is consistent with the rules and principles of morality expected of an educator.
"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.
"Initial License" means a license issued as part of the three tiered licensure system set forth in 14 Del.C. §1210.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education.
“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.
"Standards Board" means the Professional Standards Board established pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205.
"State" means the State of Delaware.
"Unfit" means lack of good moral character, misconduct in office, incompetence, a pattern of ineffective teaching, wilful neglect of duty, disloyalty or falsification of credentials, or any conduct that would be grounds for revocation of an educator's license.
5.3 An applicant who is denied an Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License or a Standard or Emergency Certificate may appeal the decision, and is entitled to a full and fair hearing before the Standards Board.
Notwithstanding any other provisions stated herein or in 14 DE Admin. Code 1510, 1511, and 1512, no license or certificate shall be issued to an applicant for an Initial, Continuing or Advanced License or Standard or Emergency Certificate if:
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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