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The federal definition of a "Highly Qualified" teacher is one who is" fully certified and /or licensed by the state; holds at least a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution; and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches. Those areas include: 

  • English
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Civics and Government
  • Social Studies
  • Economics
  • Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Kindergarten through Grade 6 (K-6)

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