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14 DE Admin. Code 1595
Education Impact Analysis Pursuant to 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)
The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). It is necessary to amend this regulation in order to define and set out the parameters for the approval and renewal of additional programs for Delaware leaders in education. This regulation sets forth the requirements for Certification Programs for Leaders in Education.
This regulation shall apply to Certification Programs for Leaders in Education, pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1591 School Principal and Assistant School Principal, 14 DE Admin. Code 1592 Certified Central Office Personnel, 14 DE Admin. Code 1593 Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent, and 14 DE Admin. Code 1594 Special Education Director.
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 words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Certified Central Office Personnel” means Directors, Supervisors, Administrative Assistants, Coordinators, and Managers in instructional areas.
Cohort means a group of educators that begins and finishes a course of study or certification program as an entity.
School Principal means a School Principal or an Assistant School Principal.
Secretary means the Delaware Secretary of Education
Superintendent means a Superintendent or an Assistant Superintendent.
3.1 School Principal Certification Program
3.1.1.1 A minimum of two hundred (200) hours of graduate level coursework or the equivalent in professional development with a focus on the responsibilities of a school principal and aligned with 14 DE Admin. Code 1590 Delaware Administrator Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1597 Delaware Professional Teaching Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards and DPAS for Administrators. The course work or equivalent professional development must be completed prior to a residency, internship or clinical experience;
3.2 School Principal Course of Study
3.2.1.1 The course of study must have a focus on the responsibilities of a school principal and be aligned with 14 DE Admin. Code 1590 Delaware Administrator Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1597 Delaware Professional Teaching Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards and DPAS for Administrators.
3.3 Certified Central Office Personnel Certification Program
3.3.1.1 A minimum of two hundred (200) hours of graduate level coursework or the equivalent in professional development aligned with 14 DE Admin. Code 1590 Delaware Administrator Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1597 Delaware Professional Teaching Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards and DPAS for Administrators, with a focus on the responsibilities of a Director, Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, Coordinator or Manager in an instructional area. The course work or equivalent professional development must be completed prior to a residency, internship or clinical experience;
3.4 Superintendent Certification Program
3.4.1.1 A minimum of two hundred and fifty (250) hours of graduate level coursework or the equivalent in professional development aligned with 14 DE Admin. Code 1590 Delaware Administrator Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1597 Delaware Professional Teaching Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards and DPAS for Administrators, with a focus on the responsibilities of a superintendent. The course work or equivalent professional development must be completed prior to a residency, internship or clinical experience;
3.5 Special Education Director Certification Program
3.5.1.1 A minimum of two hundred and fifty (250) hours of graduate level coursework or the equivalent in professional development aligned with 14 DE Admin. Code 1590 Delaware Administrator Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1597 Delaware Professional Teaching Standards, 14 DE Admin. Code 1598 Delaware Professional Development Standards and DPAS for Administrators, with a focus on exceptional children/special education. The course work or equivalent professional development must be completed prior to a residency, internship or clinical experience;
4.1 An application for a certification program pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education will be reviewed in the following sequence:
4.1.1 Applications must be submitted to the Standards Board well in advance of the prospective initiation of the program or course of study’s cohort to allow for the review and approval process to be completed.
4.1.5 The recommendation of the Standards Board shall be submitted to the State Board for their recommendation to approve or deny the application.
4.1.6 The Standards Board’s and State Board recommendations shall be submitted to the Secretary for the final approval or denial of the certification program.
4.2 Programs are initially approved for two (2) cohorts. However if the recommendations of the Standards Board’s Licensure and Certification Criteria Committee, and the Standards Board and the State Board are unanimous in their recommendation to approve for three (3) cohorts, the Secretary may approve the program for three (3) cohorts.
4.3.2 The Standards Board recommendations, program data and evaluations will be considered to determine the continued approval of the program. The renewal application, including the program data and evaluations, and any additional information submitted by the applicant, shall be submitted to the Secretary and shall be considered in the approval determination.
4.3.3 Additional evidence submitted to the Standards Board may also be considered.
4.3.4 A designee of the Standards Board Secretary will shall screen each renewal application for completeness. Incomplete applications will not be processed and the applicant will be notified. Complete renewal applications will be forwarded to the State Board.
4.3.43.1 The complete renewal application will shall be forwarded to the Standards Board’s Licensure and Certification Criteria Committee for initial review and recommendation. The complete renewal application will also be forwarded to the Secretary or his designee State Board. The Secretary or designee shall provide a presentation to the State Board outlining the renewal application.
4.3.43.42 The Standards Board and State Board recommendations shall be submitted to the Secretary for the final approval or denial of the renewal application. After review of the renewal application the State Board shall submit their recommendation to the Secretary for the final approval or denial of the renewal application.
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