Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
Delaware has a three-tier licensing system for its teachers and educators. New teachers can obtain an initial license which is valid for three years. After successfully completing three years of teaching with satisfactory evaluations, teachers can receive a continuing license, valid for 5 years. An advanced teaching license can be earned through certification by the national Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
Delaware teachers must complete 90 clock hours of professional development, at least half of which based on activities related to work with students or staff. Professional development clock hours must be compliant with Delaware Title 14 Professional Standards Board. Model Teaching courses may fall under the category of both “College Course” and “Professional Committee, Conference, Workshop, Institute or Academy”. See it Here: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1511.pdf
Page 5 of the above document provides guidelines for teachers who’s licenses have expired and need to be renewed.
ACCEPTABLE CLOCK HOURS:
Delaware Regulations states:
“For renewal of the Continuing License, educators may complete and document Clock Hours for the variety of activities described under relicensure options. When college or university courses are used to fulfill the requirements, the following equivalencies shall be used: one (1) semester hour equals fifteen (15) Clock Hours, one (1) quarter hour equals ten (10) Clock Hours, one (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equals ten (10) Clock Hours. To be documented for Clock Hours, activities shall meet the criteria set forth in the regulations and shall be appropriately verified and applied for. Professional Development activities that are part of a DPAS II assistance or improvement plan or the equivalent thereof on a state-approved alternative educator evaluation system may be used to satisfy this requirement. Individuals, schools or school districts, or other agencies organizing or conducting Professional Development activities which may be used for fulfilling the requirements for renewal of a license are responsible for providing documentation of participation to all participants.”
Criteria for determining if activities are acceptable for Clock Hour credit for an educator include the following:
- “The activity enhances the Knowledge and Skills in the educator’s job or contributes to his/her school or profession.”
- “The activity meets one of the relicensure options.”
- “The activity addresses one of the standards for the educator’s area of the profession.”
- “The activity is completed during the term of the educator’s current Continuing License.
- “The activity addresses specific Professional Educator Standards.”
- “Participation in, or completion of, the activity can be documented.”