Two New Teacher Regulations Up For State Board Of Education Meeting On 10/15

The Delaware State Board of Education sure does love their state regulations!  Here are two more  brought forward by the Delaware Professional Standards Board.  The first deals with Graduate Level Salary Increments and the second tackles Emergency Certificates for teachers.  I went through both and looked for some key wording in the proposed changes.  I have some areas of concern.  Where things are crossed out that is old parts they are looking to get rid of.  Underlined sections are the proposed changes.  Once again, both of these regulations would give the Department of Education more power in certain matters.

The second one has some very interest language in it concerning alternate routes to certification (Teach For America, Relay Graduate School).  While neither of these two companies are mentioned, it is certainly implied this is what they are talking about.

However, the Department may issue an Emergency Certificate to an employed educator enrolled in an approved alternative routes for teacher licensure and certification program even if the employing authority fails to meet the 60-day request deadline.

I would suggest teachers read these documents to see what it could mean for them.  I will fully admit I am not an expert on these matters, but does this open the door for more Teach For America and Relay Graduate School in Delaware schools? Let me know!

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