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Highly Qualified Teacher
What determines a “ Highly Qualified” teacher?
From the MN Board of Teaching: When a Minnesota candidate completes the approved program for licensure and demonstrates the subject competence by passing the state adopted licensure and content test, Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) , the candidate will generally be Highly Qualified (HQ).
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) “highly qualified” teacher requirements for Middle and Secondary Teachers:
To meet the federal “highly qualified” criteria, middle school and secondary teachers of core academic subjects who are new to the profession must meet the following requirements:
1. Hold a bachelor’s degree
2. Be licensed by the state; and
• Demonstrate subject competence through a rigorous state test of subject knowledge and teaching skills (MTLE content & Pedagogy tests); or
• Complete an undergraduate academic major in each core academic subject they teach.