DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(b)(6) (14 Del.C. §122(b)(6))

14 DE Admin. Code 1552

PROPOSED

Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)

1552 Career and Technical Specialist

A. Type of Regulatory Action Required

Amendment to Existing Regulation

B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the 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 amend regulation DE Admin. Code 1552 Career and Technical Specialist. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). This Career and Technical Specialist regulation is being amended to reflect the expiration date. This regulation sets forth the requirements for a Career and Technical Specialist.

Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on Wednesday July 2, 2008 to Mr. Charlie Michels, Executive Director, Delaware Professional Standards Board, The Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Dover, Delaware 19901. Copies of this regulation are available from the above address or may be viewed at the Professional Standards Board Business Office.

C. Impact Criteria

1. Will the amended regulation help improve student achievement as measured against state achievement standards? The amended regulation addresses student achievement by establishing standards for the issuance of a standard certificate to educators who have acquired the prescribed knowledge, skill and/or education to practice in a particular area, to teach a particular subject or to instruct a particular category of students to help ensure that students are instructed by educators who are highly qualified.

2. Will the amended regulation help ensure that all students receive an equitable education? The amended regulation helps to ensure that all teachers employed to teach students meet high standards and have acquired the prescribed knowledge, skill and/or education to practice in a particular area, to teach a particular subject or to instruct a particular category of students.

3. Will the amended regulation help to ensure that all students' health and safety are adequately protected? The amended regulation addresses educator certification, not students' health and safety.

4. Will the amended regulation help to ensure that all students' legal rights are respected? The amended regulation addresses educator certification, not students' legal rights.

5. Will the amended regulation preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision-makers at the local board and school level? The amended regulation will preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision makers at the local board and school level.

6. Will the amended regulation place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon decision makers at the local board and school levels? The amended regulation will not place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon decision makers at the local board and school levels.

7. Will decision making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated be placed in the same entity? The decision-making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated rests with the Professional Standards Board, in collaboration with the Department of Education, and with the consent of the State Board of Education.

8. Will the amended regulation be consistent with and not an impediment to the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies? The amended regulation will be consistent with, and not an impediment to, the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies.

9. Is there a less burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the amended regulation? 14 Del.C. requires that we promulgate this regulation.

10. What is the cost to the state and to the local school boards of compliance with the adopted regulation? There is no additional cost to local school boards for compliance with the regulation.

1552 Career and Technical Specialist

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate for a Career and Technical Specialist in a specialized career and technical education program, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220.

6 DE Reg. 523 (10/1/02)

2.0 Standard Certificate

The following shall be required for the Standard Certificate for a Career and Technical Specialist.

2.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; and

2.2 Licensure and Certification in a secondary content area.; and

2.3 Professional Education, which consists of 15 credit hours, as set forth herein, which may be satisfied by providing evidence of having fulfilled the requirement through alternative course work.

2.3.1 Six (6) credit hours consisting of Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education or Methods and Materials and Approaches to Career Technical Education and History and Philosophy and Foundation and Organization of Career Technical Education; and

2.3.2 Nine (9) credit hours in professional education may be fulfilled by selecting from among the following: Leadership for Career and Technical Educators; Career Technical Lab Safety, Organization, and Management; Student Testing and Assessment in Career Technical Education; Assessment of Career Technical Education Program, Issues in Career Technical Education; Practices and Problems in Integrating Academic and Career Technical Education; Career Technical Occupation Analysis Needs Assessment; Career Technical Student Organizations and Activities; Modern Technology in Career Technical Education; Career Technical Education, Community and Industry Relations; Guidance, Placement and Follow up in Career Technical Education Career Technical Education for Special Education Students, and

2.4 Two years of successful, full time employment, within the last five (5) years, in an occupation directly related to the specialty area for which the applicant is being employed, or

2.5 Two years of full time, post secondary teaching experience within the last five (5) years, in the specific area in which the applicant is to be employed, or

2.6 A minimum of 15 credit hours, at least 6 of which must have been completed within the last three (3) years, of relevant course work in the specialty area for which approval is sought.

3.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall expire June 30, 2010.

6 DE Reg. 523 (10/1/02)

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table

11 DE Reg. 1568 (06/01/08) (Prop.)