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Core Academic Subjects

What are Core Academic Subjects?

A Core Academic Subject is one where students receive core content credit:

  • Art, music, dance, drama/theater
  • Social studies: civics and government, history, geography, economics
  • English
  • Reading or language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • World Languages

What are examples of non-Core Academic Subjects?

Agriculture, bookkeeping, accounting, business, cooperative education, health education, health occupations, family and consumer sciences, technology education, marketing education, trades and industry, computer science, driver education, journalism, outdoor education, physical education, psychology, sociology, speech, business data/processing, and library science.

Must teachers who provide instruction in non-Core Academic Subjects meet federal “highly qualified” requirements?



Continue to the next section, “What Is the General Definition of a 'Highly Qualified' Teacher?”

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