DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code,Sections 1250-1252 (14 Del.C. §§1250-1252) 14 DE Admin. Code 310

FINAL

Repeal of Certification Regulation 310

ORDER

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 regulation 310 from the DE Admin. Code. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel. As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of regulations which govern virtually every aspect of State government, it is recommended that the above-referenced regulation be repealed.

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

II. Findings of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to repeal this regulation as the content is incorporated into amended 14 DE Admin. Code 1531, School Leader I, as part of the Professional Standards Board’s continuing efforts to reduce the number and complexity of regulations governing the licensure and certification of educators.

III. Decision to Repeal the Regulations

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reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and § 1205(b)., the regulations attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are hereby repealed.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of the regulations 310, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are repealed, and said regulations shall be deleted from the DE Admin. Code.

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 THE 1ST DAY of DECEMBER, 2005

Harold Roberts, Chair Norman Brown

Heath Chasanov Edward Czerwinski

Angela Dunmore Karen Gordon

Barbara Grogg Bruce Harter

Leslie Holden Carla Lawson

Mary Mirabeau Gretchen Pikus

Karen Schilling Ross Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED this 15TH day of December 2005

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Jean W. Allen, President

Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President

Mary B. Graham, Esquire

Gregory A. Hastings

Barbara B. Rutt

Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Claibourne D. Smith

310 Certification Administrative Supervisor/Reading Coordinator

Effective July 1, 1993

1.0 The following shall be required for the Standard License for assignment as a district reading supervisor/coordinator or state supervisor of reading.

1.1 Degree required

1.1.1 Master's degree (or Master's equivalent) from an accredited college and,

1.2 Experience

1.2.1 Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience with at least two years in the classroom and,

1.3 Specialized Professional Preparation

1.3.1 Eligible for the Reading Specialist License and,

1.3.2 A three semester hour graduate level course in each of the following:

1.3.2.1 Educational Supervision

1.3.2.2 Technology in Education

1.3.2.3 Curriculum Development, and

1.3.3 Nine graduate semester hours in specialized reading courses chosen from the following:

1.3.3.1 Children's and Adolescent Literature 3 semester hours

1.3.3.2 Emergent Literacy 3 semester hours

1.3.3.3 Teaching English as a Second Language 3 semester hours

1.3.3.4 Seminar in Reading Research, and 3 semester hours

1.3.4 Six additional semester hours of graduate level courses chosen from

the following:

1.3.4.1 Educational Assessment 3 semester hours

1.3.4.2 Legal Issues in Education 3 semester hours

1.3.4.3 Leadership in Education 3 semester hours

2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard License

2.1 The Limited Standard License may be issued for a period of three years at the request of a Delaware public school district to a person who meets the requirements listed below, and who is employed as a Reading Coordinator/Supervisor to allow for the completion of the requirements for the Standard License in1.0.

2.1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; and

2.1.2 Eligible for the Standard Reading Specialist License and,

2.1.3 Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience with at least two years in the classroom and,

2.1.4 Six additional semester hours in graduate level courses and,

2.1.5 Three semester hours in graduate level reading courses in 1.3.3.

3.0 Licenses that may be issues for this position include Standard and Limited Standard.

9 DE Reg. 1072 (01/01/06) (Final)