Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/932

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106 STAT. 2726 PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 "(A) certification or licensure as elementary or secondary school teachers; or "(B) the credentials necessary to serve as teachers' aides; and (2) to facilitate the employment of such members by local educational agencies identified under subsection (b)(2) as experiencing a shortage of teachers or teachers' aides.

    • (b) STATES WITH ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

AND TEACHER AND TEACHER'S AIDE SHORTAGES.— Upon the establishment of the placement program authorized by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall— "(1) conduct a survey of States to identify those States that have alternative certification or licensure requirements for teachers, including those States that grant credit for service in the armed forces toward satisfying certification or licensure requirements for teachers; "(2) periodically request information from States identified under paragraph (1) to identify in these States those local educational agencies that— "(A) are receiving grants under chapter 1 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) as a result of having within their jurisdictions concentrations of children from low-income families; and "(B) are also experiencing a shortage of qualified teachers, in particular a shortage of science, mathematics, or « engineering teachers; and "(Z) periodically request informationfiromall States to identify local educational agencies that— "(A) are receiving grants under chapter 1 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) as a result of having within their jurisdictions concentrations of children from low-income families; and "(B) are experiencing a shortage of teachers' aides. "(c) ELIGIBLE MEMBERS.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a member shall be eligible for selection by the Secretary of Defense to participate in ttie placement program authorized by subsection (a) if the member— "(A) during the five-year period beginning on October 1, 1992, is discharged or released from active duty after six or more years of continuous active duty immediately before the discharge or release; "(B) has received— "(i) in the case of a member applying for assistance for placement as an elementary or secondary school teacher, a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education; or "(ii) in the case of a member applying for assistance for placement as a teacher's aide in an elementary or secondary school, an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education or a junior or community college; and "(C) satisfies such other criteria for selection as the Secretary may prescribe.