DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

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

14 DE Admin. Code 1558

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

1558 Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle

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 1558 Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle. It is necessary to repeal this regulation as the content of the regulation has been incorporated into amended regulation 1537 Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher (K to 12), making regulation 1558 unnecessary.

1558 Standard Certificate Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle Level

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle Level (K to 8).

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, 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 Standard Certificate

In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle 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 A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completion of a teacher education program in Elementary, Primary or Middle Level (grade configurations K to 8) Bilingual Education in the Language Area of Spanish.

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

4.0 Alternative Requirements

If the candidate does not meet the requirements in 3.0 the following shall apply:

4.1 Complete the required course work in a teacher education program in Elementary, Primary or Middle Level (grade configurations K to 8) Regular Education plus provide the following:

4.1.1 Verification of language proficiency in Spanish as demonstrated by one of the two options below:

4.1.1.1 Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours from a regionally accredited college in the language area of Spanish. This course work shall be at or above the intermediate level; and Demonstration of oral proficiency in the language area of Spanish by meeting the appropriate qualifying score on the PRAXIS II Tests, as adopted by the Standards Board and the State Board; or

4.1.1.2 Demonstration of English speaking ability, when English is not the first language, by scoring 50 on the TOEFL: Test of Spoken English (TSE) and

4.1.2 In addition to 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 all candidates must meet the following requirements:

4.1.2.1 Completion of course work as indicated:

4.1.2.1.1 3 semester hours Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language;

4.1.2.1.2 3 semester hours Second Language Testing;

4.1.2.1.3 3 semester hours Corrective Reading (English); or

4.1.2.1.4 3 semester hours Corrective Reading (Spanish); and

4.1.2.2 Verification of knowledge of the Spanish culture as demonstrated by:

4.1.2.2.1 A three (3) semester hour course in Spanish culture; or

4.1.2.2.2 Documentation of personal interaction with the target community via study abroad, work experience, formative experience, etc.; and

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

8 DE Reg. 80 (7/01/04)

5.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Bilingual Teacher (Spanish) Primary and Middle Level after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

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

10 DE Reg. 44 (07/01/06) (Prop.)