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Qualifications of teachers
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 4, ARTICLE 61
§ 3001. Qualifications of teachers. No person shall be employed or
authorized to teach in the public schools of the state who is:

1. Under the age of eighteen years.

2. Not in possession of a teacher's certificate issued under the
authority of this chapter or a diploma issued on the completion of a
course in state college for teachers or state teachers college of this

The provisions of this subdivision shall not prohibit a certified
teacher from permitting a practice or cadet teacher enrolled in an
approved teacher education program from teaching a class without the
presence of the certified teacher in the classroom provided the
classroom certified teacher is available at all times and retains
supervision of the practice or cadet teacher. The number of certified
teachers shall not be diminished by reason of the presence of cadet

3. Not a citizen. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply,
however, to an alien teacher now or hereafter employed, provided such
teacher shall make due application to become a citizen and thereafter
within the time prescribed by law shall become a citizen. The provisions
of this subdivision shall not apply, after July first, nineteen hundred
sixty-seven, to an alien teacher employed pursuant to regulations
adopted by the commissioner of education permitting such employment. The
citizenship requirements of this subdivision shall not apply to an alien
teacher now or hereafter employed whose immigration status is that of a
lawful permanent resident of the United States and who would otherwise
be eligible to serve as a teacher, or to apply for or receive permanent
certification as a teacher, but for the foregoing requirements of this