Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 115 Part 2.djvu/666

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115 STAT. 1650 PUBLIC LAW 107-110-^AN. 8, 2002 "(A) during the period beginning on October 1, 1990, and ending on September 30, 1999, was involuntarily discharged or released from active duty for purposes of a reduction of force after 6 or more years of continuous active duty immediately before the discharge or release; or "(B) applied for the teacher placement program administered under section 1151 of title 10, United States Code, before the repeal of that section, and satisfied the eligibility criteria specified in subsection (c) of such section 1151. "(b) SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS. — "(1) FORM AND SUBMISSION.— Selection of eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Program shall be made on the basis of applications submitted to the Secretary within the time periods specified in paragraph (2). An application shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary may require. "(2) TIME FOR SUBMiSSiON.An application shall be considered to be submitted on a timely basis under paragraph (1) if— "(A) in the case of a member described in paragraph (1)(A), (2), or (3) of subsection (a), the application is submitted not later than 4 years after the date on which the member is retired or separated or released from active duty, whichever applies to the member; or "(B) in the case of a member described in subsection (a)(4), the application is submitted not later than September 30, 2003. " (c) SELECTION CRITERIA.— "(1) ESTABLISHMENT. —Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Secretary shall prescribe the criteria to be used to select eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Program. "(2) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND. — " (A) ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER.— If a member of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a) is applying for assistance for placement as an elementary school or secondary school teacher, the Secretary shall require the member to have received a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education. " (B) VOCATIONAL OR TECHNICAL TEACHER.—I f a member of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a) is applying for assistance for placement as a vocational or technical teacher, the Secretary shall require the member— ave received the equivalent of 1 year of college from an accredited institution of higher education and have 6 or more years of military experience in a vocational or technical field; or "(ii) to otherwise meet the certification or licensing requirements for a vocational or technical teacher in the State in which the member seeks assistance for placement under the Program. "(3) HONORABLE SERVICE.—^A member of the Armed Forces is eligible to participate in the Program only if the member's