NCLB "Highly Qualified" Teacher Requirements
Please note, that No Child Left Behind highly qualified teacher requirements were no longer in effect as of July 1, 2016. Upon that date, federal law deferred to Nevada’s statutes and teacher licensure requirements. The Nevada Department of Education certifies and licenses educators who are U. S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and meet all requirements for academic preparation, student teaching, and competency testing for the specific area of licensure for which they are applying. Prior to issuance of licensure, passing a criminal background check is required of all applicants. The Nevada Department of Education continues to require the hiring of appropriately licensed teachers who have demonstrated subject matter competency in their teaching subject area.