1565 World Language Teacher


Published: 2015

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Title 14 Education

1500 Professional Standards Board



1500 Professional Standards Board (Licensure, Certification and Professional Development)



1565 World Language Teacher

1.0 Content

1.1 This regulation shall apply to the issuance of a Standard Certificate, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1220(a), for World Language Teacher. This certification is required for grades K to 12.

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.

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

2.0 Definitions

The definitions set forth in 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate, including any subsequent amendment or revision thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01/06)

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

3.0 Standard Certificate

3.1 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1220(a), the Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a World Language Teacher to an educator who has met the following:

3.1.1 Holds a valid Delaware Initial, Continuing, or Advanced License; or a 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.

9 DE Reg. 558 (10/1/05)

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01//06)

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

4.0 Additional Requirements

4.1 If an examination of content knowledge such as Praxis II is not applicable and available for the World Language Standard Certificate requested, an educator must also meet the following:

4.1.1 Available ACTFL Tests

4.1.1.1 When the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test is available in the World Language requested, the applicant shall achieve a passing score on the examination.

4.1.1.2 For purposes of this regulation the following shall be considered a passing score:

4.1.1.2.1 For tests of languages using a Roman alphabet, candidates are required to achieve as a minimum score an Advanced Low Level on the oral skills and an Advanced Low Level on the writing skills based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

4.1.1.2.2 For tests of languages using a non-Roman alphabet, candidates are required to achieve as a minimum score an Advanced Low Level on the oral skills and an Intermediate High level on the writing skills based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

4.1.2 If ACTFL tests are not available, the educator must meet one of the following:

4.1.2.1 Specialized Education

4.1.2.1.1 The applicant shall have completed fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development in the area of the World Language requested.

4.1.2.1.1.1 The fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development in the area of the World Language requested for certification must be selected by the applicant with the assent of the employing school district or charter school and subsequently submitted to the Department for final approval.

4.1.2.1.1.2 In the case where the educator is seeking certification independently or there is no employing school district or charter school, the Department shall review the proposed fifteen (15) credits or their equivalent in professional development selected by the applicant in the area of the World Language, for final determination of acceptance.

4.1.2.1.1.3 If approved by the Department, the educator may use past coursework or professional development; or

4.1.2.2 Approved Certification of Content Knowledge

4.1.2.2.1 The applicant has earned an approved certificate in the World Language requested.

4.1.2.2.2 The Standards Board may recognize certificate programs that establish the minimum content knowledge in a World Language. Certificates are approved by the Standards Board in consultation with the Department and with the concurrence of the State Board in the same manner as examinations of content knowledge.

4.1.2.2.3 The Department shall make publicly available a list of approved World Language certificates.

10 DE Reg. 100 (07/01/06)

14 DE Reg. 1071 (04/01/11)

Renumbered effective 6/1/07 - see Conversion Table