Title II Part A, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program, is a federally funded grant that was created to provide funds to districts to improve teacher and administrator quality and to ensure that all teachers are highly qualified according to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) guidelines. All teachers funded out of Title II Part A must meet NCLB high qualified requirements.
Title II funds may be used for activities designed to improve teacher quality. Professional development activities must be designed to expand the knowledge of teachers in one or more core academic subjects, to develop effective instructional strategies, methods and skills, and to use challenging Common Core State Standards and Statewide Test and Reporting.
Title II funds may not be used to supplant non-Federal funds that would otherwise be used for activities described above. Expenditures under Title II must be supported by the Local Education Area Plan (LEAP).