Highly Qualified Teacher - Definition

Highly Qualified Teacher -

Montana teachers who hold a Montana license and are teaching in their endorsed subjects, in most instances, meet Montana's definition of a "Highly Qualified Teacher." The requirement that teachers be "Highly Qualified" applies to all public elementary and secondary school teachers who teach a "core academic subject class" and are employed by Montana school districts. Specific instances for which exceptions do apply include: secondary teachers teaching "core academic subjects" with a minor (questions 7 and 8), teachers teaching in the middle grades 5-8 (questions 9 and 10), elementary teachers teaching under a Class 5 Alternative License (question 11), and special education teachers teaching core academic subject classes (questions 18-23).