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[121 STAT. 789]
[121 STAT. 789]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–84—SEPT. 27, 2007

121 STAT. 789

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‘‘(2) DEMONSTRATION OF TEACH GRANT ELIGIBILITY.—Each application submitted under paragraph (1) shall contain such information as is necessary to demonstrate that— ‘‘(A) if the applicant is an enrolled student— ‘‘(i) the student is an eligible student for purposes of section 484; ‘‘(ii) the student— ‘‘(I) has a grade point average that is determined, under standards prescribed by the Secretary, to be comparable to a 3.25 average on a zero to 4.0 scale, except that, if the student is in the first year of a program of undergraduate education, such grade point average shall be determined on the basis of the student’s cumulative secondary school grade point average; or ‘‘(II) displayed high academic aptitude by receiving a score above the 75th percentile on at least one of the batteries in an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate school admissions test; and ‘‘(iii) the student is completing coursework and other requirements necessary to begin a career in teaching, or plans to complete such coursework and requirements prior to graduating; or ‘‘(B) if the applicant is a current or prospective teacher applying for a grant to obtain a graduate degree— ‘‘(i) the applicant is a teacher or a retiree from another occupation with expertise in a field in which there is a shortage of teachers, such as mathematics, science, special education, English language acquisition, or another high-need subject; or ‘‘(ii) the applicant is or was a teacher who is using high-quality alternative certification routes, such as Teach for America, to get certified. ‘‘(b) AGREEMENTS TO SERVE.—Each application under subsection (a) shall contain or be accompanied by an agreement by the applicant that— ‘‘(1) the applicant will— ‘‘(A) serve as a full-time teacher for a total of not less than 4 academic years within 8 years after completing the course of study for which the applicant received a TEACH Grant under this subpart; ‘‘(B) teach in a school described in section 465(a)(2)(A); ‘‘(C) teach in any of the following fields— ‘‘(i) mathematics; ‘‘(ii) science; ‘‘(iii) a foreign language; ‘‘(iv) bilingual education; ‘‘(v) special education; ‘‘(vi) as a reading specialist; or ‘‘(vii) another field documented as high-need by the Federal Government, State government, or local educational agency, and approved by the Secretary; ‘‘(D) submit evidence of such employment in the form of a certification by the chief administrative officer of the school upon completion of each year of such service; and

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