3No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, contains specific teacher requirements that must be met by all public school teachers who teach “core” academic subjects. Each local educational agency (LEA) must develop a plan to ensure that all elementary, middle and high school teachers, who are assigned to teach core academic subjects, meet these requirements.
4No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Who meets NCLB requirements?A teacher who:Holds a Bachelor’s degreeHas a California credential or an Intern certificateHas demonstrated “core” academic subject matter competence (major or exam)
5DefinitionsHighly Qualified Teacher (HQT): The teacher has a BA, is certified to teach in California, and has met subject matter competence in every core academic subject area they teach.Core Academic Subject Areas: English, Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Languages, Civics/Government, Economics, Arts, History, and Geography.
6Alternative Verification Process Subject Matter CompetenceSecondary Teachers in Multi-Subject Assignments
7Alternative Verification Process Who may use this option?Secondary Special EducationSecondary Alternative ProgramsSecondary Small Rural SchoolsIndependent Study Programs
8Alternative Verification Process New and Not New TeachersMust Meet HQT Requirement is One Core Academic Subject to Utilize This ProcessMultiple Subjects is Considered a Core
9Alternative Verification Process Two-Tiered Professional DevelopmentFour Content AreaEnglishMathematicsScienceSocial Science
10Alternative Verification Process Profession Development TiersLevel I – 36 hours20 units or 10 upper division unitsLevel II – 36 hours
11Alternative Verification Process Meet NCLB High Quality Professional Development StandardsAssessment ComponentUtilizing Existing Test Prep MaterialsOnline Option
12Alternative Verification Process Remaining California Issues:Approval of Professional DevelopmentRetaining RigorTimelineFederal Issues:ReauthorizationHighly Effective TeacherEquitable DistributionData Collection
13NCLB ResourcesFor more information on NCLB refer to the following websites:No Child Left Behind/US Dept of EdNo Child Left Behind/State of CACalifornia Commission on Teacher CredentialingSan Diego County Office of Education