Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/936

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106 STAT. 2730 PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. "(2) The term 'alternative certification or Ucensure requirements' means State or local teacher certification or licensure requirements that permit a demonstrated competence in appropriate subject areas gained in careers outside of education to be substituted for traditional teacher training course work.". (2) The table of sections at the be^nning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "1151. Assistance to separated members to obtain certification and employment as teachers or employment as teachers' aides.". (b) INFORMATION REGARDING PLACEMENT PROGRAM IN PRESEPARATION COUNSELING. —Section' 1142(b)(4) of such title is amended by inserting before the period the following: "and information regarding the placement program established under section 1151 of this title to assist members obtain employment as elementary or secondary school teachers or teachers' aides.". SEC. 4442. TEACHER AND TEACHER'S AmE PLACEMENT PROGRAM FOR TERMINATED DEFENSE EMPLOYEES. (a) PLACEMENT PROGRAM.—Chapter 81 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ^§ 1598. Assistance to terminated employees to obtain certification and employment as teachers or employ- ment as teachers' aides "(a) PLACEMENT PROGRAM.— The Secretary of Defense may establish a program— (1) to assist eligible civilian employees of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy after the termination of their employment to obtain— "(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 employees by local educational agencies the^— "(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 teachers or teachers' aides. "(b) ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES. — (1) A civilian employee of the Department of Defense or the Department of Energy shall be eligible for selection by the Secretary of Defense to participate in the placement program authorized by subsection (a) if the employee— "(A) during the five-year period beginning October 1, 1992, is terminated from such employment as a result of reductions in defense spending or the closure or realignment of a military installation, as determined by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Energy, as the case may be; "(B) has received— "(i) in the case of an employee applving for assistance for placement as an elementary or secondary school teacher,