2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:27-2.3 - Authorization for employment of teachers from foreign countries, requirements for certification
18A:27-2.3. Authorization for employment of teachers from foreign countries, requirements for certification
4. a. A teacher from a foreign country shall be authorized to teach in the United States under an international teacher placement program or a teacher exchange program as authorized by any federal law, and shall be certified in accordance with the provisions of subsection b. of this section to teach for a period of no more than three years.
b. In order for a teacher from a foreign country to be certified under this section, the teacher shall:
(1) meet the eligibility requirements for a provisional instructional certificate or possess equivalent qualifications as determined by the State Board of Education; and
(2) demonstrate the ability to speak, read and write the English language fluently, in accordance with criteria established by the State Board of Education.
c. A teacher from a foreign country employed pursuant to this act shall be deemed to be an employee of the public school district, and as such shall be eligible to become a member of the bargaining unit defined in the applicable agreement with the public school district.