DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Sections 1250-1252 (14 Del.C. §§1250-1252)14 DE Admin. Code 1544-45, 1549-50, 1552-53

FINAL

Repeal Of Certification Regulations 1544 Art Teacher Elementary; 1545 Art Teacher Secondary; 1549 Music Teacher Elementary; 1550 Music Teacher Secondary; 1552 Physical Education Teacher Elementary; 1553 Physical Education Teacher Secondary

ORDER REPEALING RULES AND REGULATIONS

I. Summary of the Evidence and Information Submitted

The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the approval of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code1544, 1545, 1549, 1550, 1552, and 1553. It is necessary to repeal these regulations as comprehensive K-12 regulations exist in all of the affected content areas. PRAXIS™ II tests in these content areas are comprehensive in nature, addressing grades kindergarten through 12. Passage of the appropriate PRAXIS™ II test would qualify a candidate for all levels of certification. In a continuing effort to reduce the number and complexity of regulations, it is necessary to repeal the above regulations, as they are unnecessary and redundant.

Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulations was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on October 24, 2005 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reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and § 1205(b)., the regulations attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are hereby repealed.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The text of the regulations 310, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are repealed, and said regulations shall be deleted from the DE Admin.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

1544 Art Teacher Elementary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Art Teacher - Elementary (required in grades K-6 in an elementary school and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as an Art Teacher Elementary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Elementary Art or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Art/Elementary Level, Art for Special Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Art or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Elementary Art or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 36 semester hours including a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Design, Art History Aesthetics, Graphics, Printmaking, and Related Processes, Three Dimensional Arts and Crafts including 1 course in Ceramics.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as an Art Teacher - Elementary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1545 Art Teacher Secondary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Art Teacher - Secondary (required in grades 9-12 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as an Art Teacher Secondary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Secondary Art or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Art/Secondary Level, Art for Special Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Art or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Secondary Art or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 36 semester hours including a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Design, Art History Aesthetics, Graphics, Printmaking, and Related Processes, and Three Dimensional Arts and Crafts, including 1 course in Ceramics.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as anArt Teacher - Secondary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1549 Music Teacher Elementary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Music Teacher Elementary (Required for grades K-6 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Music Teacher Elementary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Elementary Music or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Music/Elementary Level, Identifying/Treating Exceptionalities, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Music or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Elementary Music or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 36 semester hours including course work in Music Theory, Music Literature, and Musical Performance.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Music Teacher-Elementary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1550 Music Teacher Secondary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Music Teacher - Secondary (Required for grades 9-12 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Music Teacher Secondary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Secondary Music or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Music/Secondary Level, Identifying/Treating Exceptionalities, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.2.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.2.3.1 Major in Music or,

3.2.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Secondary Music or,

3.2.3.3 Minimum of 36 semester hours including course work in Music Theory, Music Literature, and Musical Performance.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Music Teacher Secondary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1552 Physical Education Teacher Elementary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Physical Education Teacher Elementary (Required for grades K-6 in an elementary school and valid in grades 7-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher Elementary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a program in teacher education in Physical Education (must include K-4) or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Physical Education/Elementary Level, and Methods of Teaching Physical Education at one of the following levels: 5-8 or 9-12; Special/Adapted Physical Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Physical Education or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Physical Education, K-4 or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 45 semester hours including course work in the following areas of Physical Education:

3.3.3.1 Foundations and Theory (15 semester hours): History, Philosophy, Administration, Program Planning, Concepts of Play, Coaching Strategy and Techniques, Evaluation

3.3.3.2 Movement Experience* (18 semester hours) Individual Sports, Dual Sports, Team Sports, Elementary Rhythms/Dance, Aquatics, Low Organization or Cooperation Games, Movement/Tumbling, Gymnastics Apparatus, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Health-related Fitness (*Must include two courses in Elementary School Physical Education Activities)

3.3.3.3 Science (12 semester hours): Anatomical, Physiological, Biomechanical, Kinesiological, Exercise Performance, Technical Applications (including computers)

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher - Elementary after than date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1553 Physical Education Teacher

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Physical Education Teacher Secondary (Required in grades 9 -12 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher Secondary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a teacher preparation program in Physical Education (must include 7-12) or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Physical Education/Secondary Level, Special/Adapted Physical Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Physical Education or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Physical Education, 9 -12 or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 45 semester hours including course work in the following areas of Physical Education:

3.3.3.1 Foundations and Theory (15 semester hours): History, Philosophy, Administration, Program Planning, Concepts of Play, Coaching Strategy and Techniques, Evaluation.

3.3.3.2 Movement Experience* (18 semester hours): Individual Sports, Dual Sports, Team Sports, Elementary Rhythms/Dance, Aquatics, Low Organization or Cooperation Games, Basic Movement/Tumbling, Gymnastics Apparatus, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Health-related Fitness. (Must include two courses in Elementary School Physical Education Activities)

3.3.3.3 Science (12 semester hours): Anatomical, Physiological, Biomechanical, Kinesiological, Exercise Performance, Technical Applications (including computers).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher - Secondary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1552 Physical Education Teacher Elementary

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Physical Education Teacher Elementary (Required for grades K-6 in an elementary school and valid in grades 7-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher Elementary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a program in teacher education in Physical Education (must include K-4) or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Physical Education/Elementary Level, and Methods of Teaching Physical Education at one of the following levels: 5-8 or 9-12; Special/Adapted Physical Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Physical Education or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Physical Education, K-4 or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 45 semester hours including course work in the following areas of Physical Education:

3.3.3.1 Foundations and Theory (15 semester hours): History, Philosophy, Administration, Program Planning, Concepts of Play, Coaching Strategy and Techniques, Evaluation

3.3.3.2 Movement Experience* (18 semester hours) Individual Sports, Dual Sports, Team Sports, Elementary Rhythms/Dance, Aquatics, Low Organization or Cooperation Games, Movement/Tumbling, Gymnastics Apparatus, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Health-related Fitness (*Must include two courses in Elementary School Physical Education Activities)

3.3.3.3 Science (12 semester hours): Anatomical, Physiological, Biomechanical, Kinesiological, Exercise Performance, Technical Applications (including computers)

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher - Elementary after than date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1553 Physical Education Teacher

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Physical Education Teacher Secondary (Required in grades 9 -12 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher Secondary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a teacher preparation program in Physical Education (must include 7-12) or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Physical Education/Secondary Level, Special/Adapted Physical Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Physical Education or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Physical Education, 9 -12 or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 45 semester hours including course work in the following areas of Physical Education:

3.3.3.1 Foundations and Theory (15 semester hours): History, Philosophy, Administration, Program Planning, Concepts of Play, Coaching Strategy and Techniques, Evaluation.

3.3.3.2 Movement Experience* (18 semester hours): Individual Sports, Dual Sports, Team Sports, Elementary Rhythms/Dance, Aquatics, Low Organization or Cooperation Games, Basic Movement/Tumbling, Gymnastics Apparatus, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Health-related Fitness. (Must include two courses in Elementary School Physical Education Activities)

3.3.3.3 Science (12 semester hours): Anatomical, Physiological, Biomechanical, Kinesiological, Exercise Performance, Technical Applications (including computers).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher - Secondary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

1553 Physical Education Teacher

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Physical Education Teacher Secondary (Required in grades 9 -12 and valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher Secondary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a teacher preparation program in Physical Education (must include 7-12) or,

3.2.2 Minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Physical Education/Secondary Level, Special/Adapted Physical Education, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and,

3.3 Specific Teaching Field

3.3.1 Major in Physical Education or,

3.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher preparation program in Physical Education, 9 -12 or,

3.3.3 Minimum of 45 semester hours including course work in the following areas of Physical Education:

3.3.3.1 Foundations and Theory (15 semester hours): History, Philosophy, Administration, Program Planning, Concepts of Play, Coaching Strategy and Techniques, Evaluation.

3.3.3.2 Movement Experience* (18 semester hours): Individual Sports, Dual Sports, Team Sports, Elementary Rhythms/Dance, Aquatics, Low Organization or Cooperation Games, Basic Movement/Tumbling, Gymnastics Apparatus, Recreation and Leisure Activities, Health-related Fitness. (Must include two courses in Elementary School Physical Education Activities)

3.3.3.3 Science (12 semester hours): Anatomical, Physiological, Biomechanical, Kinesiological, Exercise Performance, Technical Applications (including computers).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Physical Education Teacher - Secondary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

9 DE Reg. 1073 (01/01/06) (Final)