Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/937

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PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2731 a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education; or "(ii) in the case of an employee applying for assistance for placement as a teachers 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 Secret€inr of Defense may prescribe. "(2) The Secretary of Defense may accept an application frt)m a civihan employee referred to in paragraph (1) who was terminated during the period beginning on October 1, 1990, and ending on October 1, 1992, if the employee otherwise satisfies the eligibility criteria specified in that paragraph. "(c) SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS. — (1) Selection of civilian employees to participate in the placement program shall be made on the basis of apphcations submitted to the Secretary of Defense after the employees receive a notice of termination. An application shall be filed within such time, in such form, and contain such information as the Secretary of Defense may require. "(2) In selecting participants to receive assistance for placement as elementary or secondary school teachers, the Secretary of Defense shall give priority to civilian employees who— "(A) have educational, military, or employment experience in science, mathematics, or engineering and agree to seek employment as science, mathematics, or engineering teachers in elementary or secondary schools; or "(B) have educational, military, or employment experience in another subject area identified by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, as important for national educational objectives and agree to seek employment in that subject area in elementary or secondary schools. "(3) The Secretary of Defense may not select a civilian employee to participate in the program unless the Secretary has sufficient appropriations for the placement program available at the time of the selection to satisfy the obligations to be incurred by the United States under the program with respect to that member, "(d) AGREEMENT. —^A civilian employee selected to participate in the placement program shall be required to enter into an agreement wilii the Secretary of Defense in which the employee agrees— "(1) to obtain, within such time as the Secretary may require, certification or licensure as an elementary or secondary school teacher or the necessary credentials to serve as a teacher's aide in an elementary or secondary school; and "(2) to accept— "(A) in the case of an employee selected for assistance for placement as a teacher, an offer of full-time employment as an elementary or secondary school teacher for not less than two school years with a local educational agency identified under section 1151(b)(2) of this title, to begin the school year after obtaining tiiat certification or licensure; or "(B) in the case of an employee selected for assistance for placement as a teacher's aide, an offer of full-time employment as a teacher's aide in an elementary or secondary school for not less than two school years with a local educational agency identified under section 1151(b)(3) of