DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

14 DE Admin. Code 1565

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code,

Section 122(D) (14 Del.C. §122(D))

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

1565 (Previously 381) Standard Certificate School-To-Work Transition Teacher

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 amend 14 DE Admin. Code 381 Standard Certificate School to Work Transition Teacher. It is necessary to amend this regulation to align it with changes in statute regarding the licensure and certification of educators. The requirement for completion of an approved program in School to Work Transition Studies has been eliminated as there is no approved program in Delaware. Jobs for Delaware Graduates teachers have been removed from the requirements of this regulation, as these teachers are not employed by public school districts or charter schools. The regulation will be renumbered 1565 to reflect its movement to the Professional Standards Board section of the Department of Education regulations.

Notice of the proposed amendment of the regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on April 26, 2005, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No comments were received.

II. Findings of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to adopt this regulation.

III. Decision to Adopt the Regulation

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 hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby adopted. 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.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of the regulation amended shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1565 of the Administrative Code of Regulations of the Department of Education.

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 2ND DAY OF JUNE, 2005

Harold Roberts, Chair Sharon Brittingham

Norman Brown Heath Chasanov

Edward Czerwinski Angela Dunmore

Karen Gordon Barbara Grogg

Bruce Harter Valerie Hoffmann

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 16TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Joseph A. Pika, President

Jean W. Allen, Vice President

Richard M. Farmer, Jr.

Mary B. Graham, Esquire

Barbara Rutt

Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Claibourne D. Smith

381 1565 Standard Certificate ion School-To-Work Transition Teacher

Effective July 1, 1993

1.0 The following shall be required for the Standard License for grades 9-12 for individuals who provide work transition training, counseling and assistance to students who will be placed into full-time positions in the private sector upon graduation.

1.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college and

1.2 Professional Education

1.2.1 Eighteen (18) semester hours of course work in education, to include a one-semester course in each of the following areas:

1.2.1.1 Educational Psychology/ Human Growth and Development/Adolescent Psychology, Tools and

1.2.1.2 Techniques in Counseling, Methods of Teaching School-to-Work Transition Students, Job Development Training, Career Guidance and Information, Occupational and Educational Information or,

1.2.2 Completion of an approved program in School-to-Work Transition studies

1.2.3 Experience of a minimum of two years of continuous, full-time work experience in trade, business, or industry; or experience comparable to school-to-work transition.

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for School to Work Transition Teacher. School to Work Transition Teachers, including Jobs for Delaware Graduates teachers, provide work transition training, counseling and assistance to students in grades 9-12.

2.0 Definitions

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.

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a School to Work Transition Teacher 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 Educational Requirements.

3.1.1 Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and

3.1.2 Eighteen (18) semester hours of course work in education, to include three semester hours in each of the following areas:

3.1.2.1 Educational Psychology/Human Growth and Development/Adolescent Psychology;

3.1.2.2 Tools and Techniques in Counseling;

3.1.2.3 Methods of Teaching School-to-Work Transition Students;

3.1.2.4 Job Development Training;

3.1.2.5 Career Guidance and Information; and

3.1.2.6 Occupational and Educational Information.

3.2 Experience Requirements.

3.2.1 A minimum of two years of continuous, full-time work experience in trade, business, or industry; or experience comparable to school-to-work transition.

2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard License.

2.1 Bachelor's degree and,

2.2 A minimum of two years of work experience as stated in 1.2.3 and

2.3 Course work in the areas of Methods of Teaching School-to-Work Transition students, Educational Psychology/Human Growth and Development/Adolescent Psychology and Career Guidance Information.

3.0 Present Jobs for Delaware Graduates Employees

3.1 No “grandfathering” will be permitted. All individuals presently employed in these positions shall meet full certification requirements within three years of the approval of these standards, unless they hold a Standard Trade and Industry Introduction to Vocations License.

4.0 Licenses that may be issued for this position include Standard and Limited Standard.

9 DE Reg. 136 (07/01/05)(Final)