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TitleII Part A

Highly Qualified Teachers

The federal definition of a highly qualified teacher (HQT) is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Holds at least a bachelor degree from a four-year institution
  • Fully certificated or licensed by the state
  • Demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area in which the teacher teaches

Learn more about requirements for highly qualified teachers in the following programs.
Title I | Preschool

Manuals and Documentation

As of August 31, 2014, OSPI will be limiting district use of the Points-Based High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) form.


Information for Parents






HQT Resources

HQT Documentation and HQT Data Tool Workshop

Certification and Endorsements

WEST-E Assessments (PDF)

Certification Office

Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)

Endorsement Related Assignment Table

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