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DOE has pick of highly qualified teachers

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Department of Education offers several programs for public school teachers who want to meet the federal definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher. Stimulus funds support the programs, which cover tuition for certification courses, the Praxis Preparation Courses or a retention incentive.

In order to qualify, you must have a bachelor's degree, hold full Guam Certification appropriate for the teaching assignment and demonstrate subject matter knowledge. According to HQT coordinator Dr. John Sanchez, you must register by next week.

"What this program is going to do for DOE teachers is that it is going to try to get them to meet that federal definition. The Guam DOE teachers are fully certified. This won't take away anything from fully-certified teachers, but if they want to be at that level to meet that federal definition of highly-qualified, then they need to demonstrate that they know their subject area," he said.

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