DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

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

14 DE Admin. Code 314 and 320

PROPOSED

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

314 Certification Administrative Principal or Assistant Principal Administrator of Adult and Adult Alternative Education

320 Certification Adult Education Teacher

The Secretary seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 314 Certification Administrative Principal or Assistant Principal, Administrator of Adult and Adult Alternative Education and 14 DE Admin. Code 320 Certification Adult Education Teacher because the new regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 284 Licensure and Certification of Public Education Employees in the Department of Education, in Adult Education and in Prison Education Programs Whose Work Responsibilities are Directly Related to Curriculum and Instruction addresses the issues contained in these regulations.

314 Certification Administrative Principal or Assistant Principal Administrator of Adult and Adult Alternative 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 A minimum of three years of successful, full time or full time part time experience in an adult educational setting, working as an administrator, coordinator, counselor or teacher. One year of the three years may be experience in an alternative education or non traditional educational setting, as long as the program is regularly organized and supported by state and federal funding and,

1.3 Specialized Professional Preparation

1.3.1 Completion of one course in each of the areas listed below. Coursework may be taken either within or in addition to the Master’s degree or as part of a Department of Education preapproved inservice program in adult education. The total number of credits required, independent of the type of course, is twenty one semester hours or its equivalent.

1.3.1.1 Adult Learning and the Adult Learner

1.3.1.2 Organization and Administration of Adult Education Programs

1.3.1.3 Program Planning and Development (Curriculum) in Adult Education

1.3.1.4 Program Evaluation in Adult Education

1.3.1.5 Financial Management

1.3.1.6 Human Relations

1.3.1.7 Evaluation and Supervision of Staff

1.3.1.8 Legal Issues in Education

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 as listed in 1.0.

2.1.1 Master’s degree from an accredited college and,

2.1.2 Meets requirements of 1.2 and,

2.1.3 Within six semester hours of meeting the requirements in 1.3.

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

320 Certification Adult Education Teacher

Effective July 1, 1984

1.0 The following shall be required for a Standard License for teachers of Adult Education (basic and general) including literacy education, preparation for naturalization, adult basic, general adult education including academic and cultural education:

1.1 Degree requirements

1.1.1 Bachelor's degree in Adult, Elementary, or Secondary Education from an accredited college and,

1.2 Specialized Adult Education preparation and/or experience requirements

1.2.1 Satisfactory completion of six (6) semester hours of college level course work in adult education from an accredited college or university or,

1.2.2 Completion of six (6) approved in service credits in Adult Education under higher education or state education agency sponsorship or,

1.2.3 Completion of three (3) approved Adult Education credits and two (2) years of documented satisfactory internship or employment as a teacher, counselor, or administrator in an approved Adult Education program as documented by the program administrator.

2.0 Teacher of Adult Education

Teacher of Adult Education/Secondary (High School Level subjects) shall meet the same requirements as for Secondary Education areas in addition to specialized requirements listed in 1.2.

3.0 Teacher of Adults with Special Needs

Teacher of Adults with Special Needs shall meet the requirements for adult education certification, plus one college level course in the education of exceptional students and one year of documented, satisfactory employment as a teacher, counselor, or administrator in a program for exceptional students.

4.0 Teacher Aides/Adult Education

4.1 Qualifications same as for other teacher aides, except that a document of Endorsement of Secondary Attainment (GED) may satisfy a secondary educational requirement.

4.2 Specialized preparation required: Completion of two (2) approved in service credits in adult education or in staff development activities for paraeducator under higher education or state education agency sponsorship.

5.0 Licenses That May be Issued for This Position Include Standard and Limited Standard.

5.1 The Limited Standard license may be issued upon request of a Delaware public school district for a teacher employed for this position who meets the standards as set forth in 2.3 of regulation 301 General Regulations for Certification of Professional Public School Personnel.

10 DE Reg. 613 (10/01/06) (Prop.)