As per the Charter Contract, teachers at charter schools must meet ELA teacher qualifications in one of the three ways described in the 2012 Consent Decree for teachers at direct-run schools:
- State endorsement (LDE/CLD)
- Advanced degree
- Approved district ELA training program (District training or charter teacher training channel)
Teachers must complete their ELA certification within two (2) full school years from their date of hire into the district/ DPS charter schools (teachers hired in August or September will have until the completion of the subsequent school year to complete their certification).