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1 Highly Qualified Teacher Update Chris Johnson CTE Consultant August 2012

2 Objectives – Ed Prep Programs  Learn about Highly Qualified requirements for new Teachers  Review Implications of Texas Administrative Code, §232.4 Probationary Certificates  Become familiar with exceptions to the requirements of Highly Qualified Personnel

3 Objective 1-Requirements District HQ requirements are based on the acceptance of NCLB Title I, Part A funds. Districts that cannot document the HQ status for their teachers are out of compliance, and put themselves at risk during state and federal monitoring activities. Educator Preparation Programs may be out of compliance with Texas Administrative Code Chapter 232 if candidates do not meet the HQ requirements when a Probationary Certificate is recommended.

4 Objective 1-Requirements HQ Definition: A. Has obtained full Texas teacher certification, B. Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and C. Has demonstrated subject matter competency in each of the assigned academic subjects.

5 Objective 1-Requirements A. Certification A Probationary meets the HQ Certification Requirement. Elementary Sp Ed teachers must have BOTH a Special Education and Generalist Certification. Secondary Sp Ed teachers MAY require a Special Education and Subject Area Certification.

6 Objective 1-Requirements B. Bachelor’s degree Ensure Bachelor’s Degree is from an Accredited Institution

7 Objective 1-Requirements C. Subject Matter Competency Secondary  TExES content exam for a certification area appropriate to the teaching assignment; OR  Academic major or graduate degree or the coursework equivalent to an undergraduate academic major.

8 Objective 1-Requirements C. Subject Matter Competency Secondary Passing a Secondary TExES content exam demonstrates subject competency for all secondary assignments covered by the exam.

9 Objective 1-Requirements C. Subject Matter Competency Secondary Coursework equivalent to an undergraduate academic major is defined as 24 hours/12 of which are Junior and Senior level courses.

10 Objective 1-Requirements C. Subject Matter Competency Secondary Coursework must be specific to discipline of an assignment. i.e. 24/12 in Chemistry does not demonstrate subject competency in any other Science discipline.

11 Objective 1-Requirements C. Subject Matter Competency It is up to the district to ensure that a teacher meets the HQ requirements, including the demonstration of subject competency.

12 Objective 2- Probationary Certificates HQ State Guidance Guidance for Implementation of NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements Updated November 1, 2011 link

13 HQ State Guidance 32. When can a teacher (intern) participating in an alternative route to certification/ACP program be considered “highly qualified”? Teachers in ACP programs may be considered to be highly qualified during the internship year if the teacher meets the following three requirements. a. Teachers, including special education teachers in ACP programs, who are not yet fully certified may be considered to meet the certification requirements in the NCLB definition of a highly qualified teacher if they are participating in an SBEC-approved alternative route to certification program under which they: (1) receive, before and while teaching, high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction before and while teaching; (2) participate in a program of intensive supervision that consists of structured guidance and regular ongoing support for teachers, or a teacher mentoring program; (3) assume functions as a teacher only for a specified period of time not to exceed three years; and (4) demonstrate satisfactory progress toward full certification as prescribed by state statute. b. Holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; and c. Has demonstrated subject matter competency in each of the academic subjects in which the teacher is assigned to teach, in a manner determined by TEA and in compliance with Section 9101(23) of ESEA. (1) For new elementary ACP interns, this would be demonstrated by passing a rigorous State test of subject knowledge and teaching skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas of the basic elementary school curriculum (which consists of passing a TExES certification exam or tests in reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas of the basic elementary school curriculum.) (2) For new secondary ACP interns, this would be either passing the appropriate TExES exam or having an academic major or graduate degree or the coursework equivalent to an undergraduate academic major [i.e., 24 semester hours, with 12 of the hours being upper-division (junior- or senior-level) courses] in the core academic subject areas in which they teach. LEAs must ensure, through the state’s certification process, that these provisions are met [Section of the Title I regulations, December 2, 2002] within three years. If the teacher does not complete the alternative certification program within the three year period and become fully certified, the teacher is no longer considered to be highly qualified.

14 Objective 3-Exceptions Guidance Document, Question 6  Which teachers are not required to meet the NCLB highly qualified teacher requirements? a) not providing direct instruction and another teacher has responsibility for the design and delivery of instruction, as well as the evaluation of student performance, OR b) the course is not in a core academic subject area as defined by NCLB.

15 Objective 3-Exceptions  Co-Teacher Role  Consultant Role  Support Role  Non-Core Academic Instruction (Includes Life Skills)  Pullout Role  Non-LEA Employees

16 Recent Issues Core Subject Area Courses in Career and Technical Education All CTE courses that CAN be offered for graduation credit require a Highly Qualified teacher in the core subject area. Courses in the CTE Cluster can be considered Closely Related for HOUSE determination.

17 What is Core in CTE?

18 Tools to Help

19 More Tools to Help

20 Career Clusters Link CTE Clusters - linklink

21 Chapter 130. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Career and Technical Education Subchapter A. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources § Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. § Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. § Livestock Production. § Small Animal Management. § Equine Science. § Veterinary Medical Applications. § Advanced Animal Science. § Professional Standards in Agribusiness. § Agribusiness Management and Marketing. § Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. § Energy and Natural Resources Technology. § Advanced Environmental Technology. § Food Technology and Safety. § Food Processing. § Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management. § Range Ecology and Management. § Forestry and Woodland Ecosystems. § Principles and Elements of Floral Design. § Landscape Design and Turf Grass Management. § Horticulture Science. § Advanced Plant and Soil Science. § Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies. § Agricultural Facilities Design and Fabrication. § Agricultural Power Systems. § Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

22 Questions Chris Johnson CTE Consultant Education Service Center, Region


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