Revised Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications

Professional Standards
Educational Policies Committee

Revised version of the 1989 document "Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications". In its revised form, the paper addresses the historical context within which equivalency was established, the precise meaning of the term "equivalency," and how districts address the issue of equivalence vis-a-vis the published minimum qualifications for hire. The paper also reviews what constitutes appropriate criteria for determining equivalent qualifications and suggestions for defining a process for determining equivalent qualifications. Finally, the paper identifies and addresses faculty responsibilities and comments on the issue of single-course equivalency.