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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsDecember 2016

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14 DE Admin. Code 1561
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Education, seeks the approval of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 1561 Bilingual Teacher. The proposed regulation clarifies that it is a category certification under subsection 1.1; adds a definition of “target language” for the purpose of this regulation under subsection 2.2; clarifies the additional requirements to obtain the certificate under subsection 4.1.1.1; clarifies how applicants satisfy demonstrating oral and written proficiency in the target language of the bilingual classroom or program under subsection 4.1.2; adds an additional option for completing the requirement under subsection 4.1.3; and adds section 6.0, which recognizes a Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher issued before January 1, 2017.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the Register of Regulations on October 1, 2016 in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “A.” Persons who wished to present their views regarding the proposed regulation were invited to do so in writing by October 31, 2016. The Professional Standards Board did not receive written comments. The Professional Standards Board believes that the proposed regulation serves to improve the quality of instruction for Delaware’s children and that the amendments are designed to improve the quality of the Delaware educator workforce and to improve student performance.
II. Findings of Fact
The Professional Standards Board finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 1561 Bilingual Teacher to clarify that it is a category certification; add a definition of “target language” for the purpose of the regulation under subsection 2.2; clarify the additional requirements to obtain the certificate under section 4.0; add an additional option for demonstrating oral and written proficiency in English under subsection 4.1.1.1; clarify how applicants satisfy oral and written proficiency in the target language of the bilingual classroom or program under subsection 4.1.2; add an additional option for completing the requirement under subsection 4.1.3; and add section 6.0, which recognizes a Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher issued before January 1, 2017.
Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203, the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “A” is hereby proposed subject to the approval of the State Board of Education. If approved by the State Board of Education, the proposed regulation will have the force and effect of law.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 1561 Bilingual Teacher amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1561 Bilingual Teacher in the Administrative Code.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Professional Standards Board pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 on November 3, 2016 and by the State Board of Education on November 17, 2016. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in its final form in the Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 3rd day of November, 2016 by the Professional Standards Board.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 17th day of November, 2016.
Approved this 17th day of November, 2016
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Bilingual Teacher (Category). This certification is required for grades K to 12.
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.
2.1 The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.
Nationally recognized equivalent examination” means a standardized test which measures knowledge in a specific content area that is nationally recognized as having at a minimum the same rigor and reliability as a Praxis II examination.
Passing score” means a minimum score as established by the Standards Board, in consultation with the Department and with the concurrence approval of the State Board of Education.
"Target language" means, for the purpose of this regulation, the world language of the bilingual classroom or bilingual program.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Bilingual Teacher to an educator who has met the following:
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; and
3.1.3 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation. Holds a Standard Certificate in a subject or area; and
4.2.2 For the purposes of this regulation, the following test shall be accepted as a nationally recognized equivalent examination: the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Writing proficient test.
4.3 If the educator is applying for their first Standard certificate pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate 3.1.5.1 the required 15 credits or their equivalent in professional development required in 14 DE Admin. Code 3.1.5.1 that must be satisfactory completed for this standard certificate must at a minimum include the following areas;
4.4 If the educator is applying for their second standard Certificate pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate 3.1.5, the satisfactory completion of fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development in the areas of;
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