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14 DE Admin. Code 1562
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 1562 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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 to amend the educational requirements for obtaining this certificate including the oral and written proficiency requirements, the degree or program certification requirements, as well as the minimum coursework that is required for educators seeking this certification. This regulation sets forth the requirements for an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher.
1562 English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English Language Learners
Non-regulatory note: Passage on an examination of content knowledge may also be required to obtain this certification. Pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220 and 14 DE Admin. Code 1505, an examination of content knowledge is required when applicable and available. An examination of content knowledge is applicable and available when it is required by the Professional Standards Board, in consultation with the Department, and with the approval of the State Board of Education. See the Department of Education’s website for additional information.
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English Language Learners. 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.
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Teacher of English Language Learners 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,
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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