For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following definitions:
(a) "Eligible institution" means a postsecondary institution that is determined by the Student Aid Commission to meet both of the following requirements:
(1) The institution is eligible to participate in state and federal financial aid programs.
(2) The institution maintains a program of professional preparation that has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(b) "Eligible school" means a school that meets any of the following criteria:
(1) It serves a large population of pupils from low-income families, as designated by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(2) The institution has 20 percent or more teachers holding emergency-type permits including, but not limited to, any of the following:
(A) Provisional internships.
(B) Short-term staff permits.
(C) Credential waivers.
(D) Substitute permits.
(3) It is a school that is ranked in the lowest two deciles on the Academic Performance Index.
(4) It is a school that serves a rural area.
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 516, Sec. 3.)