Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Federal law mandates that parents of students attending Title I schools can request information about the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teacher(s).

Specifically, parents may request information about:

  • If the teacher has met criteria for the grade levels and subject areas taught
  • If the teacher is teaching under provisional status
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any graduate degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of that degree
  • If their student is provided services by Paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Submit requests to your student’s school using the Teacher Qualification Request form here.