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Professional Standards Board

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 1220
(14 Del.C. §1220)
14 DE Admin. Code 1561




1561 Standard Certificate Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary

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 1561. The regulation concerns the requirements for certification of educational personnel, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a). The content of the regulation has been subsumed into amended regulation 1562 Standard Certificate Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher K to 12. The PRAXIS II test in this content area is comprehensive in nature, addressing grades kindergarten through 12.

1561 Standard Certificate Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary
1.0 Content

This regulation shall apply to the requirements for a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary (Grades 1 to 8).

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

2.0 Definitions

2.1 The following words and terms, when used in this regulation, shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education.

"License" means a credential which authorizes the holder to engage in the practice for which the license is issued.

"Standard Certificate" means a credential issued to certify that an educator has the prescribed knowledge, skill, or education to practice in a particular area, teach a particular subject, or teach a category of students.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

3.0 Standard Certificate

In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary to an applicant who holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued by the Department prior to August 31, 2003, and who meets the following requirements:

3.1 A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and,

3.2 Professional Education

3.2.1 Completion of a teacher education program in the area of Standard Certificate sought or,

3.2.2 A minimum of 42 semester hours as follows: Twenty four semester hours required core courses for all Exceptional Teaching Licenses Methods in Elementary Reading Methods in Elementary Mathematics Classroom Management Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children Child Growth and Development Applied Behavior Analysis Student Teaching with Exceptional Children Grades 1 to 8 (6 semester hours) and, Eighteen semester hours for Mildly and Moderately Disabled and Physically Impaired (PI): Language Development Methods and Curriculum in area(s) of endorsement (elementary based) Diagnosis, Assessment and IEP Development for Exceptionalities Assistive Technology (Mildly and Moderately Disabled) Assistive Technology for Physically Impaired (PI) Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities One three semester hour elective from the following: Consultation, Social Skills Training, Counseling Techniques, Research Theories of Exceptional Children, Current Issues in Special Education and Multicultural Issues Education. Eighteen semester hours for Visually Impaired Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye Braille and Nemeth Code (preferably including instruction in Braille) Orientation and Mobility for the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Education for the Visually Impaired (Adapting Materials and Methods) Assistive Technology Diagnosis, Assessment and IEP Development

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

4.0 Effective Date

This regulation shall be effective through June 30, 2006 only. Applicants who apply for a Standard Certificate as a Teacher Exceptional Children Special Education Elementary after that date must comply with the requirements set forth in 14 Del.C. §1516.

7 DE Reg. 775 (12/1/03)

10 DE Reg. 788 (11/01/06)(Prop.)