DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(e) (14 Del.C. §122(d))

14 DE Admin. Code 309

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

309 Certification Administrative Supervisor of Special Education

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 repeal regulation 309 from the DE Admin. Code. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel. As part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of regulations which govern virtually every aspect of State government, it is recommended that the above-referenced regulation be repealed.

Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulations was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on November 23, 2004, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No written comments were received.

II. Findings Of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to repeal this regulation as the content is incorporated into amended 14 DE Admin. Code 1523, Director of Special Education, as part of the Professional Standards Board’s continuing efforts to reduce the number and complexity of regulations governing the licensure and certification of educators.

III. Decision To Repeal The Regulations

For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del. C. §1203 and §1205(b)., the regulations attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are hereby repealed.

IV. Text And Citation

The text of the regulations 309, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” are repealed, and said regulations shall be deleted from the DE Admin. Code.

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 3RD DAY of FEBRUARY, 2005.

Harold Roberts, Chair Bruce Harter

Sharon Brittingham Valerie Hoffmann

Norman Brown Leslie Holden

Heath Chasanov Carla Lawson

Edward Czerwinski Mary Mirabeau

Angela Dunmore Gretchen Pikus

Karen Gordon Karen Schilling Ross

Barbara Grogg Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 17TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2005.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Joseph A. Pika, President

Jean W. Allen, Vice President

Richard M. Farmer, Jr.

Mary B. Graham, Esquire

Valarie Pepper

Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Claibourne D. Smith

309 Certification Administrative - Supervisor of Special Education

Effective July 1, 1993

1.0 The following shall be required for the Standard License

1.1 Degree required

1.1.1 Master's degree from a regionally accredited college and,

1.2 Experience

1.2.1 Three years of full-time, classroom teaching experience as a special education teacher, while holding a Standard License for teaching Exceptional Children. Standard certification is limited to LD, SED, MD, VI, HI, PI, Autistic/Severely Disabled and combinations thereof and,

1.3 Specialized Professional Preparation

1.3.1 Master's degree from a regionally accredited college with a major in Administration and Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children and,

1.3.2 Eligible for a Standard License to teach Exceptional Children LD, SED, MD, VI, HI, Autistic/Severely Disabled and combinations thereof or,

1.3.3 Master's degree from a regionally accredited college and,

1.3.3.1 Eligible for a Standard Administrative License as an Administrative Supervisor in the State of Delaware and,

1.3.3.2 A three semester hour, graduate level course in the Administration and Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Children and,

1.3.3.3 Eligible for a Standard License in Exceptional Children LD, SED, MD, VI, HI, Autistic/Severely Disabled and combinations thereof.

2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard License

2.1 The Limited Standard License may be issued for a period of three years, at the request of a Delaware public school district, to a person employed in the above position to allow for the completion of the requirements for the Standard License in 1.0 or,

2.1.1 Master's degree from a regionally accredited college and,

2.1.2 Meets the requirements in 1.2 and,

2.1.3 Is eligible for a Standard License to teach Exceptional Children in 1.3.2 and,

2.1.4 Within six semester hours of meeting the course work requirements in 1.3.4.1 and 1.3.4.2.

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

8 DE Reg. 1297 (3/1/05)