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Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Qualifications of teachers.
(a) Newly hired teachers in Title I programs. (1) An LEA must ensure that all teachers hired after the first day of the 2002-2003 school year who teach core academic subjects in a program supported with funds under subpart A of this part are highly qualified as defined in Sec. 200.56.
(2) For the purpose of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, a teacher teaching in a program supported with funds under subpart A of this part is--
(i) A teacher in a targeted assisted school who is paid with funds under subpart A of this part;
(ii) A teacher in a schoolwide program school; or
(iii) A teacher employed by an LEA with funds under subpart A of this part to provide services to eligible private school students under Sec. 200.62.
(b) All teachers of core academic subjects. (1) Not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year, each State that receives funds under subpart A of this part, and each LEA in that State, must ensure that all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the State who teach core academic subjects, including teachers employed by an LEA to provide services to eligible private school students under Sec.
200.62, are highly qualified as defined in Sec. 200.56.
(2) A teacher who does not teach a core academic subject--such as some vocational education teachers--is not required to meet the requirements in Sec. 200.56.
(c) Definition. The term "core academic subjects" means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.
(d) Private school teachers. The requirements in this section do not apply to teachers hired by private elementary and secondary schools.
(Authority: 20 USC 6319; 7801(11))
(Added by Federal Register, Vol.67, No.231 December 2,2002 effective January 2,2003.)