department of education
Professional Standards Board
Regulatory Implementing Order
1527 Endorsement English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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 repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 1527. In reviewing and revising regulation 1526, it was recommended that regulation 1527 be repealed. No currently employed teachers hold this endorsement, which does not comply with licensure and certification statute.
Notice of the proposed repeal of the regulation was published in the News Journal and Delaware State News on June 20, 2006, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit “A”. The notice invited written comments. No written comment has been received.
II. Findings of Facts
The Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education find that it is appropriate to repeal the regulation as the subject is regulated by 14 DE. Admin. Code 1527, which is in compliance with 14 Del.C. §1305.
III. Decision to Repeal the Regulation
For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude the identified regulation should be repealed. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1203 and §1205(b), the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is hereby repealed.
IV. Text and Citation
The text of the DE Admin. Code 1527, attached hereto as Exhibit “B” is repealed, and said regulation shall be deleted from the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.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 2ND DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2006
Harold Roberts, Chair Edward Czerwinski
Sandra Falatek Mary Furbush
Karen Gordon Richard Gregg
Barbara Grogg Leslie Holden
Lori Hudson Carla Lawson
Mary Mirabeau Gretchen Pikus
Karen Schilling Ross Michael Thomas
Kathleen Thomas Carol Vukelich
FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
Valerie A. Woodruff, Secretary of Education
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 16TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2006
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Jean W. Allen, President Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President
Mary B. Graham, Esquire Gregory A. Hastings
Barbara Rutt Dennis J. Savage
Dr. Claibourne D. Smith
Effective April 11, 2002
1.0 Standard Endorsement
The following shall be required for the Standard Endorsement in grades 9 to 12, in grades 5 to 8 in departmentalized middle level schools, and in adult education for individuals teaching content area courses (mathematics, science, English, social studies, etc.) to classes primarily designed for or primarily composed of students who are speakers of other languages. Optional for all other fully certified teachers.
1.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,
1.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages and,
1.3 A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work in teaching English as a second language to include the following: Second Language Acquisition or Psycholinguistics, 3 semester hours, Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 semester hours, Structure of the English Language, 3 semester hours, Second Language Testing, 3 semester hours, Ethnic Studies or Multicultural Education, 3 semester hours.
2.0 The following shall be required for the Limited Standard Endorsement
2.1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and,
2.2 A standard Delaware certificate in the content area(s) which the individual is teaching to speakers of other languages.
3.0 Endorsements issued for this position may include Standard and Limited Standard
5 DE Reg. 1904 (4/1/02)