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Chapter 6. Certified Personnel Subchapter 7. No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements Article 3. Middle and High School Level Teachers Middle and High School Teachers New to the Profession.   

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(a) A teacher who meets NCLB requirements and is new to the profession at the middle and high school levels, 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 in the subject taught, must have passed or completed one of the following for every core subject currently assigned:

(1) A validated statewide subject matter examination certified by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing,

(2) University subject matter program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing,

(3) Undergraduate major in the subject taught,

(4) Graduate degree in the subject taught, or

(5) Coursework equivalent to undergraduate major.

(b) A new special education teacher who is currently enrolled in an approved special education intern program for less than three years or who holds a special education credential, and can demonstrate subject matter competence in mathematics, language arts, or science, may demonstrate competence in the other core academic subjects in which the teacher teaches through the High Objective Uniform State Standard Evaluation contained in article 2 section 6104 not later than two years after date of employment.

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Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance December 19, 2002.

(Amended by Register 2005, No. 46.)