DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1220(a) (14 Del.C. §1220(a))

14 DE Admin. Code 1527

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

Educational Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(D)

1527 Endorsement English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher

A. Type of Regulatory Action Requested

Repeal

B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of Regulation

The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 1527 Endorsement English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher. The content of the regulation has been subsumed into amended regulation 1526 Standard Certificate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), making regulation 1527 unnecessary. The endorsement has not been used in recent years, and no currently employed teachers hold the endorsement.

Effective April 11, 2002

1.0 Standard Endorsement

The following shall be required for the Standard Endorsement in grades 9 to 12, in grades 5 to 8 in departmentalized middle level schools, and in adult education for individuals teaching content area courses (mathematics, science, English, social studies, etc.) to classes primarily designed for or primarily composed of students who are speakers of other languages. Optional for all other fully certified teachers.

1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

1.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages and,

1.3 A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work in teaching English as a second language to include the following: Second Language Acquisition or Psycholinguistics, 3 semester hours, Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 semester hours, Structure of the English Language, 3 semester hours, Second Language Testing, 3 semester hours, Ethnic Studies or Multicultural Education, 3 semester hours.

2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard Endorsement

2.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

2.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages.

3.0 Endorsements issued for this position may include Standard and Limited Standard

5 DE Reg. 1904 (4/1/02)

10 DE Reg. 38 (07/01/06) (Prop.)