ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-07-018

Date Created : 12/29/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Co-Op Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements for JROTC Instructors

Regulatory Authority:
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act, Pub. Law 109-364 and NCLB Act of 2001, Pub. Law 107-110

Contact Person:
Beverly Williams

Phone Number:


For Fiscal Year 2007, under the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 109-364, and in the limited circumstances where Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC) instructors are primary classroom instructors in English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign language, social studies, art and music, these JROTC instructors must meet the highly qualified teacher requirements, as the courses are defined as core academic subjects under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This includes completion of a bachelor's degree, full state licensure, and a demonstration of subject-matter competency in the specific core academic subject(s) in which the instructor teaches. NCLB does NOT require JROTC instructors, who do not teach core academic subjects, to meet the statute's highly qualified teacher requirements.


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