Standards 2010: Middle and High School Content Classroom Teacher

A Middle and High School Content Classroom Teacher is a professional responsible for teaching one of the content or academic areas (e.g., science, mathematics, social studies, or English) at either the middle or high school level. These teachers must teach the content of the discipline and have responsibility for helping students engage in and learn not only the content but also the reading and writing demands of the discipline. Middle and High School Content Classroom Teachers collaborate with reading specialists and other professionals to improve instruction and to modify the physical and social environments as needed.

For certification, a Middle and High School Classroom Teacher Candidate must have the following:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in the specific academic discipline
  • Successful completion of content area reading or adolescent literacy courses as part of the degree
Matrix of Professional Role by Standards

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