New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:27-2.3 - Authorization For Employment Of Teachers From Foreign Countries, Requirements For Certification

18A:27-2.3. Authorization for employment of teachers from foreign countries, requirements for certification
4. a. A teacher from a foreign country shall be authorized to teach in the United States under an international teacher placement program or a teacher exchange program as authorized by any federal law, and shall be certified in accordance with the provisions of subsection b. of this section to teach for a period of no more than three years.

b.In order for a teacher from a foreign country to be certified under this section, the teacher shall:

(1)meet the eligibility requirements for a provisional instructional certificate or possess equivalent qualifications as determined by the State Board of Education; and

(2)demonstrate the ability to speak, read and write the English language fluently, in accordance with criteria established by the State Board of Education.

c.A teacher from a foreign country employed pursuant to this act shall be deemed to be an employee of the public school district, and as such shall be eligible to become a member of the bargaining unit defined in the applicable agreement with the public school district.


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