1593 Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent


Published: 2015

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Title 14 Education

1500 Professional Standards Board

Professional Standards Board (Licensure, Certification and Professional Development)

1593 Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.

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.

2.0 Definitions

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:

“Certified Central Office Experience” means being certified and employed as a Director, Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, Coordinator or Manager in an instructional area in an employing authority’s central office.

“Education Experience” means working with students under a State credential in any PreK to 12 public school setting or the equivalent as approved by the Department.

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent 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:

4.1.1.1 A 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

4.1.1.2 A masters or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any field and one of the following:

4.1.1.2.1 The successful completion of an approved Superintendent Program pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1595 Certification Programs for Leaders in Education; or

4.1.1.2.2 Holding a Standard Certificate Certified Central Office Personnel or a Standard Certificate Special Education Director 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 seven (7) years of education experience consisting of the following:

4.2.1.1 A minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience; and

4.2.1.2 A minimum of two (2) years of full time leadership experience working in any of the following areas:

4.2.1.2.1 A School Principal or an Assistant School Principal; or

4.2.1.2.2 A Certified Central Office Personnel educator; or

4.2.1.2.3 A Special Education Director; or

4.2.1.2.4 Other leadership position.

5.0 Validity

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 School Leader II course of study will have eighteen (18) months subsequent to the effective date to apply for the previous School Leader II Standard Certificate. Educators are responsible for providing the Department evidence of enrollment via submission of appropriate transcripts.

5.2 An Emergency Certificate for Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent is not available.

5.3 The Department shall also recognize a Standards Certificate for Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent 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)

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table

16 DE Reg. 972 (03/01/13)