No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements. Elementary Teachers New to the Profession.
A teacher who meets the NCLB requirements and is new to the profession at the elementary level, in addition to having at least a bachelor's degree and either being currently enrolled in an approved intern program for less than three years or holding a credential, must have passed a validated statewide subject matter examination certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Education Code 12001
20 USC 7801(23)
20 USC 6319(a)
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance December 19, 2002. 20