Delaware State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3700.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. The Speech/Language Pathology applicant must have completed a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum. Clinical observation may qualify for up to 25 of the hours in the supervised clinical practicum. 2. A minimum of 250 clock hours in the area of specialty of the supervised clinical practicum must have been obtained at the graduate level
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis examination in audiology. score 170
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Pediatric Experience. Masters degree is the requirement.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
State Department Delaware Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The successful completion of twenty-one (21) credits from a regionally accredited college or university or their equivalent in professional development as approved by the Department in the following areas: 1. Human Growth and Development Characteristics of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3 credits); 2. Assessment, Diagnosis and Prescriptive Techniques for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3 credits); 3. Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3 credits); 4. Auditory Language Development (3 credits); 5. Audiology (3 credits); 6. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Practicum (3 credits); and either 7. Visual Language Development (3 credits); or 8. American Sign Language (3 credits).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a student teaching program, or one year of teaching experience consisting of a minimum of 91 days of long term teaching experience at one assignment or enrollment in an Alternative Routes to Licensure and Certification program
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination of General Knowledge Requirements 1. An applicant seeking initial licensure in Delaware shall provide the Department with official test scores for one or more of the following tests of essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics: the PRAXIS I Tests (PPST) or such alternatives as set forth in 3.2.4 below. 2. Scores of Examinations of General Knowledge. *The following minimum passing scores are required in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics for each of the examinations of essential skills. a. Pre professional Skills Test (PPST) taken between July 1, 1983 and October 22, 1993: reading, 175, mathematics, 175, writing, 172. b. PRAXIS I (PPST) Paper and Pencil Tests and thereafter with a possible score range of 150 to 190 and PRAXIS I Computerized Pre Professional Skills Tests taken January 1, 2002 and thereafter, both of which have a possible score range of 150 to 190, with passing scores of: reading, 175, mathematics, 174, writing, 173. c. PRAXIS I, Computer Based Tests (CBT) (Tests taken between October 23, 1993 and December 31, 2001), with passing scores of: reading, 322, mathematics, 319, writing, 319.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Not listed as personnel.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Masters Plus Certification Program in Special Education is designed for individuals with non-education college degrees who are currently employed as paraeducators in a Delaware school who want to complete special education certification. The Masters program is completed at the University of Delaware.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Teacher
State Department Delaware Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a student teaching program, or one year of teaching experience consisting of a minimum of 91 days of long term teaching experience at one assignment or enrollment in an Alternative Routes to Licensure and Certification program,
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination of General Knowledge Requirements 1. An applicant seeking initial licensure in Delaware shall provide the Department with official test scores for one or more of the following tests of essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics: the PRAXIS I Tests (PPST) or such alternatives as set forth in 3.2.4 below. 2. Scores of Examinations of General Knowledge. *The following minimum passing scores are required in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics for each of the examinations of essential skills. a. Pre professional Skills Test (PPST) taken between July 1, 1983 and October 22, 1993: reading, 175, mathematics, 175, writing, 172. b. PRAXIS I (PPST) Paper and Pencil Tests and thereafter with a possible score range of 150 to 190 and PRAXIS I Computerized Pre Professional Skills Tests taken January 1, 2002 and thereafter, both of which have a possible score range of 150 to 190, with passing scores of: reading, 175, mathematics, 174, writing, 173. c. PRAXIS I, Computer Based Tests (CBT) (Tests taken between October 23, 1993 and December 31, 2001), with passing scores of: reading, 322, mathematics, 319, writing, 319.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher
State Department Delaware Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework An Educator must also have met the following: 1. If the educator is applying for a first Standard certificate pursuant to 14 DE Admin. Code 1505 Standard Certificate 3.1.3.1, the required 15 credits or their equivalent in professional development required in 14 DE Admin. Code Standard Certificate 3.1.3.1 that must be satisfactorily completed for this standard certificate must at a minimum include the following areas; *Atypical Infants and Toddlers (3 credits); *Emergent Literacy in Reading and Writing (3 credits); *Assessment of Young Children (3 credits); *Differentiated Instruction for Young Children (3 credits); and *Consultation or Working with Families (3 credits).
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Student Teaching Program" means a traditional student teaching placement within a National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification or National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education approved program offered by a college or university, or such alternatives as deemed appropriate to the program, such as supervised internships or other field based experience recognized as a required component of the regionally accredited educator preparation program. For the purposes of this regulation, student teaching program also means one year of teaching experience within the last year consisting of a minimum of 91 days of long term teaching experience at one assignment during which regular evaluations were conducted, evidencing at least satisfactory performance."
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination of General Knowledge Requirements 1. An applicant seeking initial licensure in Delaware shall provide the Department with official test scores for one or more of the following tests of essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics: the PRAXIS I Tests (PPST) or such alternatives as set forth in 3.2.4 below. 2. Scores of Examinations of General Knowledge. *The following minimum passing scores are required in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics for each of the examinations of essential skills. a. Pre professional Skills Test (PPST) taken between July 1, 1983 and October 22, 1993: reading, 175, mathematics, 175, writing, 172. b. PRAXIS I (PPST) Paper and Pencil Tests and thereafter with a possible score range of 150 to 190 and PRAXIS I Computerized Pre Professional Skills Tests taken January 1, 2002 and thereafter, both of which have a possible score range of 150 to 190, with passing scores of: reading, 175, mathematics, 174, writing, 173. c. PRAXIS I, Computer Based Tests (CBT) (Tests taken between October 23, 1993 and December 31, 2001), with passing scores of: reading, 322, mathematics, 319, writing, 319.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Besides Collegiate Professional Certificate with Early Childhood Special Education endorsement, also need state standard and supervised experience with infants, toddlers, and their families.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Masters Plus Certification Program in Special Education is designed for individuals with non-education college degrees who are currently employed as paraeducators in a Delaware school who want to complete special education certification. The Masters program is completed at the University of Delaware.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
State Department Hyperlink http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/index.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least 45 credit hours which must have three (3) credit hours in each of the 10 core content areas for a total of 30 credit hours. The 10 core content areas are: 1. Marriage and Family Therapy Models and Theories 2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorder 3. Psychopathology 4. Gender, Culture, and Ethnic Diversity in marriage and family therapy 5. Sexual Issues In Marriage and Family Therapy 6. Family Therapy Theory & Techniques 7. Couple Therapy Theory and Techniques 8. Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in marriage and family therapy 9. Research Methods and Evaluation 10. Clinical Supervised Experience in marriage and family therapy Six (6) credit hours in electives
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Nine (9) credit hours earned by serving an internship. The internship must have included at least 300 hours of direct client counseling, 150 hours of which must have been spent on couples and family therapy. 2. Applicants must provide documentation of completion of 3,200 hours of marriage and family therapy services, as defined in 24 Del.C. §3051(d), over a period of no less than two (2) but no more than four (4) consecutive years.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) standardized examination or other examination acceptable to the Board. Unable to locate a score.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Not listed as personnel.

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
State Department Hyperlink http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/index.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least 45 credit hours which must have three (3) credit hours in each of the 10 core content areas for a total of 30 credit hours. The 10 core content areas are: 1. Marriage and Family Therapy Models and Theories 2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorder 3. Psychopathology 4. Gender, Culture, and Ethnic Diversity in marriage and family therapy 5. Sexual Issues In Marriage and Family Therapy 6. Family Therapy Theory & Techniques 7. Couple Therapy Theory and Techniques 8. Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in marriage and family therapy 9. Research Methods and Evaluation 10. Clinical Supervised Experience in marriage and family therapy Six (6) credit hours in electives
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Nine (9) credit hours earned by serving an internship. The internship must have included at least 300 hours of direct client counseling, 150 hours of which must have been spent on couples and family therapy. 2. Applicants must provide documentation of completion of 3,200 hours of marriage and family therapy services, as defined in 24 Del.C. §3051(d), over a period of no less than two (2) but no more than four (4) consecutive years.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) standardized examination or other examination acceptable to the Board. Unable to locate a score.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Not listed as personnel.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/1900.pdf
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. RN programs shall provide for concurrent or correlated theory and clinical practice inthe physical and/or mental health care of individuals of all ages the nursing care of mothers and newborns, children, adults, the aged, individuals with mental health problems, and individuals in diverse settings, not necessarily in separate courses. 2. Content regarding legal and ethical issues, history and trends in nursing and health care, and professional responsibilities. 3. Physical and biological sciences including content from the areas of anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and nutrition, which may be integrated, combined or presented as separate courses. 4. Social and behavioral sciences including content drawn from the fields of ommunication theory, psychology and sociology and shall serve as a basis for the selection of learning experiences which develop abilities and skills in observation, interviewing, interpersonal relations, and problem-solving. 5. Professional nursing responsibilities. 6. Nursing research and nursing leadership in BSN programs.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Clinical experiences shall include preventive aspects of illness, nursing care of persons with acute and chronic illnesses and rehabilitative care. Opportunities shall be provided for the student to participate in patient teaching in a variety of settings with individuals, families and groups. 2. A minimum of 200 hours of clinical experience is required for LPN students and a minimum of 400 hours of clinical experience is required for RN students. Simulation - high fidelity and/or standardized patient - clinical experiences may be used for a portion of the clinical experience requirements.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). Results are reported and recorded as pass or fail.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Nurse with MSN or BSN with 1-3 yrs NICU, PH, Peds or OB experience, training in developmental screening, infant health management.
Additional requirements specific for schools? The Department shall issue a Standard Certificate as a School Nurse to an educator who has met the following: 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, 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. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited college or university; and, 4. Holds and maintains a current Registered Nurse license, recognized by the Delaware Board of Nursing; and, 5. Holds and maintains a valid and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED); and, 6. Completes within eighteen (18) months of hire, ninety (90) clock hours of training approved by the Department consisting of school nursing, health education, testing and screening, counseling and guidance, and introduction to exceptional children. 7. Has completed a minimum of three (3) years of supervised clinical nursing experience.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
State Department Hyperlink http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/occupationaltherapy/licensure.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Fieldwork Supervision: The maximum number of credit hours shall not exceed ten (10) hours. One CE hour may be awarded for each week of participation as the primary clinical fieldwork educator for Level II OT or OTA fieldwork students.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, 450
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Pediatric coursework plus Level II pediatric field work, with supervision by an experienced birth-3 OTR during first year. Bachelors degree is the requirement.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/2600.pdf
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? A passing score on the national licensing examination by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Pediatric coursework plus Pediatric Affiliation or infant and toddler experience under supervision during first year. Bachelors or masters degree is ok.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Examiners of Psychologists
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3500.pdf
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Predoctoral internship supervision as required by doctoral programs in psychology. The predoctoral internship consists of a minimum of 1,500 hours of actual work experience completed in not less than 48 weeks, nor more than 104 weeks. At least 50% of the predoctoral supervised experience must be in clinical services such as treatment, consultation, assessment, and report writing, with at least 25% of that time devoted to face-to-face direct patient/client contact. No more than 25% of time shall be allocated for research.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Have achieved the passing score on the written standardized Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) or its successor; passing score 500
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Only need the license and follow state standards.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Examiners of PsychologistsDepartment of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Have achieved the passing score on the written standardized Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) or its successor; passing score 500
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf State standard and supervised with infants and toddlers

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Clinical Social Worker
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3900
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Subsequent to the receipt of a master's degree from an accredited school of social work, the applicant has acquired 2 years of clinical social work experience acceptable to the Board. The clinical social work experience shall consist of not less than 3,200 hours, at least 1,600 hours of which shall have been under professional supervision acceptable to the Board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 70 or 75
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Only need the license and follow state standards.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech Langauge Pathology
State Department Delaware Division of Professional Regulation, Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers
State Department Hyperlink http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3700.shtml
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. The Speech/Language Pathology applicant must have completed a minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum. Clinical observation may qualify for up to 25 of the hours in the supervised clinical practicum. 2. A minimum of 250 clock hours in the area of specialty of the supervised clinical practicum must have been obtained at the graduate level
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology exam (Score of 600)
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf State standard plus supervised experience with infants/toddlers and their families.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
State Department Delaware Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/certificate/deeds_ia_instruct.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completion of a student teaching program, or one year of teaching experience consisting of a minimum of 91 days of long term teaching experience at one assignment or enrollment in an Alternative Routes to Licensure and Certification program
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination of General Knowledge Requirements 1. An applicant seeking initial licensure in Delaware shall provide the Department with official test scores for one or more of the following tests of essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics: the PRAXIS I Tests (PPST) or such alternatives as set forth in 3.2.4 below. 2. Scores of Examinations of General Knowledge. *The following minimum passing scores are required in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics for each of the examinations of essential skills. a. Pre professional Skills Test (PPST) taken between July 1, 1983 and October 22, 1993: reading, 175, mathematics, 175, writing, 172. b. PRAXIS I (PPST) Paper and Pencil Tests and thereafter with a possible score range of 150 to 190 and PRAXIS I Computerized Pre Professional Skills Tests taken January 1, 2002 and thereafter, both of which have a possible score range of 150 to 190, with passing scores of: reading, 175, mathematics, 174, writing, 173. c. PRAXIS I, Computer Based Tests (CBT) (Tests taken between October 23, 1993 and December 31, 2001), with passing scores of: reading, 322, mathematics, 319, writing, 319.
Additional requirements specific to Part C? http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dms/epqc/birth3/files/cdw_policymanual.pdf Master degree with license is enough
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Masters Plus Certification Program in Special Education is designed for individuals with non-education college degrees who are currently employed as paraeducators in a Delaware school who want to complete special education certification. The Masters program is completed at the University of Delaware.