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Highly Qualified Teachers & Paraprofessionals

Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
October 2002

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TITLE I, Defining A Highly Qualified Teacher

Highly Qualified Requirements for NEW Elementary School Teachers

  1. A Highly Qualified Teacher has obtained full state certification or licensure
  2. A Highly Qualified Teacher holds at least a bachelors degree, and
  3. A Highly Qualified Teacher has demonstrated by passing a rigorous State test, subject knowledge and teaching skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas of the basic elementary school curriculum (which may consist of passing a State-required certification or licensing test or tests in reading, writing, mathematics, and others areas of basic elementary school curriculum.)