Eligible Participant [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6682 (1) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 70. Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools; Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals; Innovation for Teacher Quality; Transitions to Teaching; Transition to Teaching Program], the term eligible participant means--

“(A) an individual with substantial, demonstrable career experience, including a highly qualified paraprofessional; or

(B) an individual who is a graduate of an institution of higher education who--

(i) has graduated not more than 3 years before applying to an eligible entity to teach under this chapter [20 USCS §§ 6681 et seq.]; and

(ii) in the case of an individual wishing to teach in a secondary school, has completed an academic major (or courses totaling an equivalent number of credit hours) in the academic subject that the individual will teach.”