DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1205(b) (14 Del.C. §1205(b))
14 DE Admin. Code 1533
REGULATORY IMPLEMENTING ORDER
1533 Middle Level Science 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 1533 Middle Level Science Teacher. It is necessary to amend this regulation in order to clarify the ability of a Delaware educator who holds a standard certificate in Secondary Science to teach Middle Level Science, grades 6-8, in a Middle Level School. This regulation sets forth the requirements for a Middle Level Science Teacher.
Notice of the proposed amendment of the regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on Monday. June 2, 2008 in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No written comments were received.
II. Findings of Facts
The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to amend this regulation to comply with changes in statute.
III. Decision to Amend 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 amended. 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 1533 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 7TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2008
Kathleen Thomas, Chair
FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 21ST DAY OF AUGUST, 2008
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Jean W. Allen, President
Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President
G. Patrick Heffernan
Jorge L. Melendez
Dennis J. Savage
Dr. Terry M. Whittaker
1533 Middle Level Science Teacher
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Middle Level Science Teacher. This certification is required for grades 6, 7 and 8 in a Middle Level school. Notwithstanding the above requirement, the Secondary Science Teacher Certification may be used for grades 6, 7 and 8 in a Middle Level school in lieu of this certification.
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.
3.0 Standard Certificate
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Middle Level Science Teacher to an educator who has met the following:
3.1.1 Holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or a Limited Standard, Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003; and,
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.
7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)
8 DE Reg. 1139 (2/1/05)
10 DE Reg. 100 (7/1/06)
11 DE Reg. 753 (12/01/07)
12 DE Reg. 335 (09-01-08) (Final)