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14 DE Admin. Code 1562
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and consultation with the Department of Education, seeks the approval of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 1562 Teacher of English Learners. The proposed regulation adds a non-regulatory note concerning the passage of an examination of content knowledge, amends the title to accord with current terminology used in the education field, clarifies the additional requirements to obtain the certificate under section 4.0, and adds section 5.0, which recognizes a Standard Certificate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) issued before January 1, 2017.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the Register of Regulations on September 1, 2016 in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A." Persons who wished to present their views regarding the proposed regulation were invited to do so in writing by October 3, 2016. The Professional Standards Board did not receive written comments. On October 6, 2016, the Professional Standards Board made non-substantive changes to the title to accord with current terminology used by the United States Department of Education and to clarify the proposed amendments to section 4.0. The Professional Standards Board believes that the proposed regulation serves to improve the quality of instruction for Delaware's children and that the amendments are designed to improve the quality of the Delaware educator workforce and to improve student performance.
On October 6, 2016, the Professional Standards Board signed an order, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", proposing to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 1562 Teacher of English Learners subject to the approval of the State Board of Education.
The Professional Standards Board finds that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 1562 Teacher of English Learners to add a non-regulatory note concerning the passage of an examination of content knowledge, amend the title to accord with current terminology used by the United States Department of Education, clarify the additional requirements to obtain the certificate under subsection 4.0, and add subsection 5.0, which recognizes a Standard Certificate English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) issued before January 1, 2017.
Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203, the amended regulation attached hereto as Exhibit "A" is hereby approved.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 1562 Teacher of English Learners amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1562 Teacher of English Learners in the Administrative Code.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Professional Standards Board pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 on October 6, 2016 and by the State Board of Education on October 13, 2016. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in its final form in the Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 6th day of October, 2016 by the Professional Standards Board.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 13th day of October, 2016.
Approved this 13th day of October, 2016 by the State Board of Education.
1562 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English [Language] Learners
Non-regulatory note: Passage on an examination of content knowledge may also be required to obtain this certification. Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220 and 14 DE Admin. Code 1505, an examination of content knowledge is required when applicable and available. An examination of content knowledge is applicable and available when it is required by the Professional Standards Board, in consultation with the Department, and with the approval of the State Board of Education. See the Department of Education’s website for additional information.
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English [Language] Learners. This certification is required for grades K to 12.
1.2 Except as otherwise provided, the requirements set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.
2.1 The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.
2.2 The following word[s] and term[s], when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Nationally recognized equivalent examination" means a standardized test which measures knowledge in a specific content area that is nationally recognized as having at a minimum the same rigor and reliability as a Praxis II examination.
"Passing score" means a minimum score as established by the Standards Board, in consultation with the Department and with the concurrence approval of the State Board.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English [Language] Learners to an educator who has met the following:
3.1.2 Has met the requirements as set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto; and[,]
4.3 If the educator is applying for their first Standard certificate pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate 3.1.5.1 the required 15 credits or their equivalent in professional development required in 14 DE Admin. Code 3.1.5.1 that must be satisfactory completed for this standard certificate must at a minimum include the following areas;
4.4 If the educator is applying for their second standard Certificate pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate 3.1.5, the satisfactory completion of fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development in the areas of;
[4.1.2 Holding a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent in Teaching English Language Learners from a program approved or recognized as provided in subsection 4.1.2.1; or
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