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14 DE Admin. Code 1507
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to reauthorize regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1507 Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification Program. The Professional Standards Board has reviewed the regulation under a five year review cycle and concluded that the regulation should be readopted without any changes.
Coherent Major means a major in an area appropriate to the instructional field.
Department means the Delaware Department of Education.
"Educator" means a person licensed and certified by the State under Chapter 12 of 14 Del.C. 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.
"Emergency Certificate" means a temporary credential issued pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1506 Emergency Certificate.
Examination of Content Knowledge means a standardized State test of subject matter knowledge which measures knowledge in a specific content area, such as PRAXIS™ II.
Examination of General Knowledge means a standardized test which measures general knowledge and essential skills in mathematics or quantitative and verbal skills, including reading and writing, such as PRAXIS™ I, which for the purposes of this regulation, means the State Basic Skills Test.
Initial License means the first license issued to an educator that allows an educator to work in a position requiring a license in a Delaware public school.
Major or Its Equivalent means no fewer than thirty (30) credit hours in a content area.
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. §1201.
State Board means the State Board of Education of the State pursuant to 14 Del.C. §104.
"Teach For America" means the nationally established program consisting of recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit to a minimum of two (2) consecutive years of classroom teaching in either a low-income urban or rural public school.
"Teacher Residency Program" means a teacher preparation program meeting the minimum criteria of this regulation and approved pursuant to this regulation and any Department regulation. Such a program is typically sponsored by a regionally accredited college or university in partnership with one or more State Education Agencies and/or an established Organization/Foundation, where the participant is paired with a mentor and veteran teacher in a classroom for their initial school year experience.
3.3 Pass an examination of general knowledge, such as PRAXIS™ I, or provide an acceptable alternative to the PRAXIS™ I test scores, as set forth in 14 DE Admin. 1510, within the period of time from the date of hire to the end of the next consecutive fiscal year; and
4.5 Receive any required approvals under the Department's regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 290 Approval of Educator Preparation Programs.
Mentoring support shall be carried out in accordance with 14 DE Admin. Code 1503. No mentor shall participate in any way in decisions which might have a bearing on the licensure, certification or employment of teachers participating in an Alternative Routes for Teacher Licensure and Certification Program.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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