Section 1119 of The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all educators teaching core academic areas to meet specific competency and educational requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “highly qualified”.
Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the primary teacher providing direct instruction to students in any core academic area including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.
Highly qualified teachers must:
• Hold at least a bachelor’s degree
• Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and
• Demonstrate competency in their core academic area
Please click on the link below to find the District consolidated No Child Left Behind information that was reported to the Texas Education Agency for 2012-2013: