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14 DE Admin. Code 1561
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
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 1561 Bilingual Teacher. This 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 update requisite performance levels in oral and written proficiency in English and the target language. This regulation is also being reviewed as part of the five year review cycle. This regulation sets forth the requirements for a Bilingual Teacher.
9. Is there a less burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the regulation? 14 Del.C. §1205 requires that we promulgate this regulation.
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Bilingual Teacher (Category). 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.
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 of Education.
"Target language" means, for the purpose of this regulation, the world language of the bilingual classroom or bilingual program.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Bilingual Teacher 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
3.1.3 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation. Holds a Standard Certificate in a subject or area; and
4.2.2 For the purposes of this regulation, the following test shall be accepted as a nationally recognized equivalent examination: the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Writing proficient test.
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;
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