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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsSeptember 2017

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The Secretary of Education ("Secretary") intends to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program. The proposed regulation is being created to provide guidance relative to the implementation of the Delaware Teacher Corps Program and to establish the purpose, eligibility, and other criteria for an award from the program.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the Register of Regulations on July 1, 2017 and in the News Journal and Delaware State News on July 1, 2017, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A." Persons who wished to present their views regarding the proposed regulation were invited to do so in writing by August 7, 2017. The Delaware Department of Education did not receive written comments.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program to provide guidance relative to the implementation of the Delaware Teacher Corps Program and to establish the purpose, eligibility, and other criteria for an award from the program.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to create 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 and 14 Del.C. §3402(c), 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps, attached hereto as Exhibit "B," is hereby created. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program hereby created shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program created hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B" and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1202 Delaware Teacher Corps Program in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 and 14 Del.C. §3402(c) on August 15, 2017. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in its final form in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 15th day of August, 2017.
The purpose of this teacher incentive program is to encourage academically talented Delawareans to pursue teaching careers in Delaware public schools.
"Award" means a loan under the Delaware Teacher Corps Program, the repayment of which is forgiven when the borrower is employed in the teaching profession for the specified period of time.
"Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO)" is the Department of Education's office which administers specific programs related to higher education, including, but not limited to, scholarship and loan programs.
"Full-Time Student" means a student enrolled in a minimum of college credit hours as required by the student's college or university for full-time status. Generally, for an undergraduate program this is a minimum of 12 credit hours per term or for a graduate program a minimum of 9 credit hours.
"High Priority Program" means classifications with the highest [shortest shortage] of teachers and persistent need for teachers available for employment. These classifications of a subset of the identified Critical Need Areas. They will be posted annually on the Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) website and are based on federal and state reporting.
"Qualifying Employment" means employment as a teacher in a Delaware public school, whether as an employee of the State, the Department of Education, a school district or an individual school, as an educator in the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families or as an employee of a private organization providing educational services to Delaware school children under a contract with the State, the Department of Education, a school district or an individual school.
"Resident of the State" means the student meets the definition of residency as defined in 14 Del.C. §3402(f).
"Semester" means a half-year term in a school or college, typically lasting fifteen to eighteen weeks.
"Student Account Access Site" means the webpage on the DHEO's website where students can access scholarship opportunities.
"Tuition" means the cost of attendance excluding room, board, mandatory fees, books and supplies.
"Undergraduate" means a student at a college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor's or equivalent degree; typically the first four years of college attendance.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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