Title 14 Education
1500 Professional Standards Board
NOTE: For recent changes, please see the December 2020 issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations.
1592 Certified Central Office Personnel
1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Certified Central Office Personnel.
1.1.1 This Standard Certificate is for Directors, Supervisors, Administrative Assistants, Coordinators, and Managers in instructional areas, except for Directors of Special Education (See 14 DE Admin. Code 1594).
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.
2.2 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Certification Program for Leaders in Education” means a program comprised of education components as defined and approved by the Standards Board and the State Board pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education.
3.0 Standard Certificate
3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as Certified Central Office Personnel 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; and
3.1.3 Has satisfied the additional requirements in this regulation.
4.0 Additional Requirements
An educator must also have met the following additional requirements:
4.1 Education requirements.
4.1.1 An educator shall also have satisfied at least one (1) of the following additional education requirements:
22.214.171.124 A master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university in educational leadership offered by an NCATE specialty organization recognized educator preparation program or state approved educator preparation program where the state approval body employed the appropriate NASDTEC or NCATE specialty organization standards; or
126.96.36.199 A masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any field and one of the following:
188.8.131.52.1 The successful completion of an approved Program pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education; or
184.108.40.206.2 Holding a Standard Certificate School Principal and successful completion of an additional nine (9) graduate level credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in educational leadership or the equivalent in professional development approved by the Department.
4.2 Experience requirements.
4.2.1 An educator must have a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
5.1 This regulation shall be effective no less than ten (10) days from the date the Order amending the regulation has been published in its final form in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
5.1.1 Educators currently enrolled in a certified central office personnel course of study prior to the effective date of this regulation will have eighteen (18) months subsequent to the effective date to apply for the previous School Leader I Standard Certificate. Educators are responsible for providing to the Department evidence of enrollment via submission of appropriate transcripts.
5.2 An Emergency Certificate for Certified Central Office Personnel is not available.
5.3 The Department shall also recognize a Standard Certificate for School Leader I issued by the Department prior to the effective date of this regulation.
7 DE Reg. 190 (8/1/03)
7 DE Reg. 1744 (6/1/04)
8 DE Reg. 1301 (3/1/05)
Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table
16 DE Reg. 970 (03/01/13)