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Title II-A: Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

ESL

  1. Do teachers who primarily teach English language learners need to meet the Highly Qualified requirements?

    NCLB Highly Qualified requirements may be applied differently to veteran ESL teachers who teach within different educational settings. An ESL teacher who teaches in a self-contained classroom or provides instruction to students outside of the regular classroom, will be expected to meet the Highly Qualified requirements for the core academic subjects that they teach in these settings, if and when the ESL teacher is the lead instructor in that content area.

    Conversely, if an ESL teacher is providing instructional assistance to a student who is receiving primary content instruction from another teacher, then the ESL teacher is not required to meet NCLB Highly Qualified requirements, similar to the SPED teacher working in a "consultative role", as described in Question #43.

  2. Which veteran ESL teachers are currently eligible to use HOUSSE? (added on 5/19/10)

    veteran ESL teachers can use the HOUSSE option so long as they have been teaching for a minimum of one year.



Last Updated: February 23, 2011
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