Delaware - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Area: 
Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

To be approved, all teacher preparation programs must meet the outlined requirements for program entry, clinical experiences, instruction and content, program completion, and candidate evaluation.

Body: 

3.1.1 Programs shall establish rigorous entry requirements as pre-requisites for Program Entrance.
3.2.1 Educator Preparation Programs shall have Clinical Experiences required throughout the Program and aligned with Program curriculum. Clinical Experiences should align with the area, subject, or category of certification being sought by Candidates; such Experiences shall be designed and incorporated into the Program by the Provider, and begin in the first year of the Program. Programs should provide Candidates the opportunity to reflect on Clinical Experiences within the classroom setting.
3.3.1 Instruction in literacy and mathematics for prospective elementary school teachers
3.3.2 Programs for all teachers shall include instruction in content that is aligned to current and approved Delaware content standards.
3.3.3 Programs for all teachers shall include instruction in educational technology that is aligned to approved Delaware standards.
3.3.4 Programs for all teachers shall include instruction in pedagogy that is aligned with the Delaware professional standards for teaching.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/10/2016