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TitleII Part A

Highly Qualified Teachers

The federal definition of a highly qualified teacher (HQT) is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Holds at least a bachelor degree from a four-year institution
  • Fully certificated or licensed by the state
  • Demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches

Districts are responsible for identifying and documenting highly qualified teachers. Teachers who are new to the state or job assignment should contact the human resources department of their school district for assistance in determining their status as a highly qualified teacher.

Manuals and Documentation for School Districts

Information for Principals, Teachers, and Parents






HQT Resources

DLD/HQT Webinar

HQT Documentation and HQT Data Tool Workshop

Certification and Endorsements

WEST-E Assessments

Certification Office

Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)

Endorsement Related Assignment Table

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