The term “post-baccalaureate” means a program of instruction for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree, that does not lead to a graduate degree, and that consists of courses required by a State in order for a teacher candidate to receive a professional certification or licensing credential that is required for employment as a teacher in an elementary school or secondary school in that State, except that such term shall not include any program of instruction offered by an eligible institution that offers a baccalaureate degree in education.
20 U.S. Code § 1070g. Definitions
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For the purposes of this subpart:
(1) Eligible institutionThe term “eligible institution” means an institution of higher education, as defined in section 1002 of this title, that the Secretary determines—
provides high quality teacher preparation and professional development services, including extensive clinical experience as a part of pre-service preparation;
provides pedagogical course work, or assistance in the provision of such coursework, including the monitoring of student performance, and formal instruction related to the theory and practices of teaching; and
(3) Teacher candidate