The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all teachers of core academic subjects be highly qualified. Core academic subjects include English, reading, language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography (NCLB Section 9101). NCLB emphasizes teacher quality as a major factor in improving student achievement. This emphasis grows out of the research showing that teachers' mastery of the academic content they teach is critical to engaging students and is a significant factor in raising levels of student achievement.
There are three parts to meeting the HQT requirement:
For more information visit the Ohio Department of Education
To see the NwOESC course offerings for HQT please visit our Professional Development page and click to expand the e-Learning Courses section. HQT classes are offered three times throughout the year.
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