DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1205(b) (14 Del.C. §1205(b))

14 DE Admin. Code 1576

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1576 Elementary Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher

ORDER REPEALING RULES AND REGULATIONS

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 14 DE Admin. Code 1576 Elementary Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher. It is necessary to repeal this regulation as the content of the regulation has been subsumed into amended regulation 1571 Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher.

Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulation was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on September 1, 2007, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. Written comments were received from the State Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens.

II. Findings of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to repeal the regulation as the subject is regulated by 14 DE. Admin. Code 1571 and 1573.

III. Decision to Repeal the Regulation

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the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and §1205(b)., the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.

IV. Text and Citation

The text of the DE Admin. Code 1576 Elementary Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is repealed, and said regulation shall be deleted from the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.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 ON THE 4TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2007

Kathleen Thomas, Chair

Cathy Cathcart

Joanne Christian

Marilyn Dollard

Sandra Falatek

Karen Gordon

Barbara Grogg

Leslie Holden

Lori Hudson

Dorothy McQuaid

Mary Mirabeau

Wendy Murray

Gretchen Pikus

Karen Schilling-Ross

Michael Thomas

Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 18TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2007

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Jean W. Allen, President

Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President

Mary B. Graham, Esquire

Jorge L. Melendez

Barbara Rutt

Dennis J. Savage

Dr. Terry M. Whittaker

 

1576 Elementary Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher

1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary (Grades 1 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 Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary 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,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a teacher education program in the area of Standard Certificate sought or,

3.2.2 A minimum of 42 semester hours as follows:

3.2.2.1 Twenty four semester hours required core courses for all Exceptional Teaching Licenses

3.2.2.1.1 Methods in Elementary Reading

3.2.2.1.2 Methods in Elementary Mathematics

3.2.2.1.3 Classroom Management

3.2.2.1.4 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children

3.2.2.1.5 Child Growth and Development

3.2.2.1.6 Applied Behavior Analysis

3.2.2.1.7 Student Teaching with Exceptional Children Grades 1 to 8 (6 semester hours) and,

3.2.2.2 Eighteen semester hours for Mildly and Moderately Disabled and Physically Impaired (PI):

3.2.2.2.1 Language Development

3.2.2.2.2 Methods and Curriculum in area(s) of endorsement (elementary based)

3.2.2.2.3 Diagnosis, Assessment and IEP Development for Exceptionalities

3.2.2.2.4 Assistive Technology (Mildly and Moderately Disabled) Assistive Technology for Physically Impaired (PI)

3.2.2.2.5 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities

3.2.2.2.6 One three semester hour elective from the following: Consultation, Social Skills Training, Counseling Techniques, Research Theories of Exceptional Children, Current Issues in Special Education and Multicultural Issues Education.

3.2.2.3 Eighteen semester hours for Visually Impaired

3.2.2.3.1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

3.2.2.3.2 Braille and Nemeth Code (preferably including instruction in Braille)

3.2.2.3.3 Orientation and Mobility for the Teacher of the Visually Impaired

3.2.2.3.4 Education for the Visually Impaired (Adapting Materials and Methods)

3.2.2.3.5 Assistive Technology

3.2.2.3.6 Diagnosis, Assessment and IEP Development

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

4.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1505.

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

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table

11 DE Reg 673 (11-01-07)(Final