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No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements. Elementary Teachers Not New to the Profession   

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A teacher who meets NCLB requirements and is not 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 completed one of the following:

(1) A validated statewide subject matter examination certified by that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing has utilized to determine subject matter competence for credentialing purposes.

(2) In lieu of the high objective uniform state standard evaluation in subsection 3, National Board Certification.

(3) A high objective uniform state standard evaluation conducted pursuant to Section 6104 and in conjunction with the teacher's evaluation and assessment pursuant to Education Code section 44662, to determine the teacher's subject matter competence in each of the academic subjects taught by the teacher.

Authority cited:

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Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance December 19, 2002.