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California Department of Education Jack O’Connell State Superintendent No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Teacher Requirements. Professional Development and Curriculum Support Division http://www.cde.ca.gov/nclb/sr/tq. What Are the NCLB Key Performance Goals?.
California Department of Education Jack O’ConnellState Superintendent No Child Left Behind Act of 2001Teacher Requirements
Professional Development and Curriculum Support Division
Each local educational agency (LEA) must develop a plan to ensure that all teachers assigned to teach core academic subjects meet the NCLB requirements by the end of the 2005-06 school year.
Teachers of core academic subjects must have:
3. Demonstrated core academic subject matter competence
subject areas in Science
Subject areas in Social Science
California social science credential verifies subject matter competence for the four NCLB areas.
Subject areas in the Arts
Holds a Credential or Intern Certificate issued
on or after July 1, 2002.
Holds a credential or Intern Certificate issued before July 1, 2002.
Yes. This was clarified in the revised Title 5 regulations
Yes, “Not New”
Elementary, Middle, and High School
6100(c) – Elementary, Middle, and High School: The local educational agency shall determine, based on curriculum taught, by each grade or by each course, if appropriate, whether a course is elementary, middle, or high school.
“New” elementary teachers must:
Current CCTC approved Exam:
California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Multiple
Subjects (CSET: MS)
“Not new” elementary teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competence:
1. Exam Option: Passing any prior or current CCTC-approved subject matter exam
2. HOUSSE Option: Completing the California High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE)
“New” middle and high school teachers have two options to demonstrate subject matter competency:
1. Exam Option: Passing a CCTC-approved subject matter examination in the core area
1. Passing any prior or current CCTC-approved subject matter exam in the core area, or
2. Completing course work in the core area, or
3. Advanced certification in the core area, or
4. California HOUSSE in the core area
Charter school teachers must meet the NCLB teacher requirements if teaching core academic subject area(s).
NCLB defers to state charter school law on credentialing.
Appropriate credential for reading teacher:
Multiple Subject, Single Subject English, General Elementary, Standard Elementary, Reading Specialist, Reading Certificate, Special Education (for special education students)
How can a secondary reading intervention
teacher verify subject matter competence?
NCLB subject matter competence for reading teacher:
Have the same requirements as general education elementary and middle/high school teachers, unless they provide only consultation or instructional support services.
Physical education teachers are not required to meet the NCLB teacher requirements, but must meet California credentialing laws.
Career technical teachers must meet the NCLB teacher requirements if they teach a core academic subject.
This requirement went into effect January 8, 2002.
We will continue to update this information as we receive guidance and clarity on NCLB.Questions?