DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Professional Standards Board

14 DE Admin. Code 331

REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER

FINAL

331 Certification Family And Consumer Sciences Teacher

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 amend 14 DE Admin. Code 331 Certification Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. This regulation applies to the certification of educational personnel pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). It is necessary to amend this regulation due to changes in statute regarding licensure and certification of educators. The regulation will be renumbered 1566 to reflect its movement to the Professional Standards section of the Department regulations.

Notice of the proposed amendment of the regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on July 20, 2004, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No comments were received. Verbal comments resulted in revising the names of some of the course titles from those originally published, and changing the number of credits required from 36 to 39.

II. Findings Of Facts

The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to adopt this regulation to comply with changes in statute regarding the licensure and certification of educators.

III. Decision To Adopt The Regulation

For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude that it is appropriate to amend the regulation. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205(b), the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby adopted. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), the regulation hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.

IV. Text And Citation

The text of the regulation amended shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1566 of the Administrative Code of Regulations of 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 THE 2ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2004

Harold Roberts, Chair Sharon Brittingham

Norman Brown Heath Chasanov

Edward Czerwinski Angela Dunmore

Karen Gordon Barbara Grogg

Bruce Harter Valerie Hoffmann

Leslie Holden Carla Lawson

Mary Mirabeau Gretchen Pikus

Karen Schilling Ross Carol Vukelich

FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education

IT IS SO ORDERED This 16th Day Of September, 2004

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

331 1566 Standard Certificateion Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Effective July 1,1993

(Formerly Home Economics)

1.0 The following shall be required for the Standard license in grades 9-12 and is valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school

1.1 License 1 Comprehensive

1.1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and,

1.2 Professional Education

1.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Family and Consumer Science/ Comprehensive or,

1.3 Specific Teaching Field

1.3.1 Completion of a major in Family and Consumer Science/Comprehensive or,

1.3.2 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Family and Consumer Science /Comprehensive or,

1.3.3 A minimum of 36 semester hours in Family and Consumer Science with at least one course in each of the following areas:

1.3.3.1 Housing/Home Furnishings/Home Equipment, Consumer/Family Economics, Home Management, Child Development, Family Life/Parenthood Education, Foods/Nutrition, Textiles/Clothing, and Computer Literacy.

1.0 Content.

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher.

2.0 License II - Specialized Areas

2.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

2.2 Professional Education

2.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Family and Consumer Science or,

2.2.2 A minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development/Learning, Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Science (including clinical experience), Identifying/Treating Exceptionalities, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and student teaching evenly divided between the middle and high school levels and,

2.3 Specific Teaching Field

2.3.1 License II A: Child Care and Guidance, Management and Services

2.3.1.1 A minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows: 21 semester hours covering the following areas: Child Development, Care and Guidance; Child Care Management (Preschool Education); Family Life/Parenthood Education, Computer Literacy, and 15 semester hours from the other areas of Family and Consumer Sciences listed in 1.3.3.

2.3.2 License II B: Food Production, Management, and Services

2.3.2.1 A minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows:

2.3.2.1.1 21 semester hours covering the following areas: Food Sciences, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Institutional Management, Computer Literacy and, Fifteen semester hours from the other areas of Family and Consumer Sciences listed in1.3.3.

2.3.3 License II C: Clothing, Apparel, and Textiles Management, Production and Services

2.3.3.1 A minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows:

2.3.3.1.1 21 semester hours covering the following areas:

2.3.3.1.1.1 Commercial Garment and Apparel, Fashion Design, Clothing Construction, Textiles and Clothing Retail, Textiles Testing, Custom Tailoring and Alteration, Fashion/Fabric Coordination, Computer Literacy, and

2.3.3.1.1.2 15 semester hours from the other areas of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1.3.3.

2.3.4 License II D: Institutional, Home Management, and Supporting Services

2.3.4.1 A minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows:

2.3.4.1.1 21 semester hours covering the following areas:

2.3.4.1.1.1 Companion to the Aged, Consumer Assisting, Custodial Services, Executive Housekeeping, Homemaker's Aide, Computer Literacy, and 15 semester hours from the other areas of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1.3.3.

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, and/or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

1.0 The following shall be required for the Standard license in grades 9-12 and is valid in grades 5-8 in a middle level school

1.1 License 1 Comprehensive

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

3.1 The limited Standard license may be issued upon request of a Delaware public school district for a teacher employed in one of these positions who meets the standards set forth in 2.3 of regulation 301 General Regulations for Certification of Professional Public School Personnel.

3.0 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher 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 Graduating from an NCATE specialty organization recognized educator preparation program offered by a regionally accredited college or university, with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences; or

3.2 Graduating from a state approved educator preparation program offered by a regionally accredited college or university, with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences, where the state approval body employed the appropriate NCATE specialty organization standards; or

3.3 1.2.2 A minimum of 24 [36 39] semester hours with at least one course in each of the following areas:

3.3.1 [Human Development/]Learning Adult Development [/ and] Aging;

3.3.2 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Science[s] (including clinical experience);

3.3.3 Identifying/Treating Exceptionalities;

3.3.4 Effective Teaching Strategies;

3.3.5 Multicultural Education; student teaching evenly divided between the middle and high school levels and,

3.3.6 [Family Consumer Economics/] Resource Management;

3.3.7 [Life Span Development/Human Development/]Child Development[/Adult Development];

3.3.8 Adolescent Development;

3.3.9 Family [Life]/Human Sexuality;

3.3.10 [Foods/] Nutrition[/Food Principles];

3.3.11 Textiles/Clothing; and

3.3.12 Curriculum and Evaluation for Family and Consumer Sciences.

8 DE Reg. 553 (10/01/04)