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Department of Education

Professional Standards Board

14 DE Admin. Code 323
Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code,
Section 122(d) (14 Del.C. §122(d))

Repeal Of Regulations

323 Certification Computer Science Teacher


A. Type Of Regulatory Action Requested


B. Synopsis Of Subject Matter Of Regulation

The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the approval of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code §323 Certification Computer Science Teacher. It is necessary to repeal this regulation as it reflects skills which are no longer taught, making the position obsolete.

323 Certification Computer Science Teacher

Effective July 1, 1993

1.0 The following shall be required for a Standard License for all teachers assigned to teach computer programming grades 9-12 or any aspect of computer science, and is valid in grades 7-8.

1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,

1.2 Professional Education

1.2.1 Completion of an approved teacher education program in Computer Science or,

1.2.2 A current, valid Standard License in any area of secondary education or,

1.2.3 A minimum of 24 semester hours to include Human Development, Methods of Teaching Computer Science, Identifying/Treating Exceptionalities, Effective Teaching Strategies, Multicultural Education, and student teaching at the secondary (9-12) level in an accredited secondary school and,

1.3 Specific Teaching Field

1.3.1 A major in Computer Information Science or,

1.3.2 A minimum of 12 semester hours of Computer Science course work to include a one-semester course in each of the following areas: Data Structures and File Processing Pascal Programming Assembly Language Operating Systems and, A minimum of 6 semester hours of elective course work in Computer Science from courses designated with a Computer Science or Computer Information Science symbol.

2.0 The following shall be required for a Limited Standard License

2.1 This License may be issued for a 3-year period at the request of a Delaware public school district to a person who meets the requirements listed below, and who is employed as a teacher of Computer Science/Programming or related areas, to allow for the completion of the requirements stated in 1.0.

2.1.1 Requirements as stated in 1.1 and 1.2.2, and course work in 3 of the 4 required areas listed in 1.3.2 and,

2.1.2 Three years of successful classroom teaching experience at the secondary level in an accredited secondary school, while holding a Standard License in the content area taught.

3.0 Present Computer Teachers Protected

3.1 Those teachers authorized prior to the adoption of this License by the Delaware State Board of Education (4/89) to teach computer science or programming, and who have the recommendation of the district superintendent shall be authorized to continue in such a teaching assignment in the school district where the assignment was authorized. Authorization to teach in this circumstance does not constitute a License in the area of computer science, nor is such authorization transferable to any other school district. Courses taught for computer literacy or word processing skills do not require certification in computer science.

4.0 Licenses that may be issued for this position include Standard and Limited Standard.

8 DE Reg. 247 (8/1/04)