Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct instruction to students in any core academic subject area, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Highly qualified teachers must:
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
- Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and
- Demonstrate competency in their core academic subject area.