SEC. 2312. DEFINITIONS.
In this chapter:
(1) ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANT- The term eligible participant means —
(A) an individual with substantial, demonstrable career experience, including a highly qualified paraprofessional; or
(B) an individual who is a graduate of an institution of higher education who —
(i) has graduated not more than 3 years before applying to an eligible entity to teach under this chapter; and
(ii) in the case of an individual wishing to teach in a secondary school, has completed an academic major (or courses totaling an equivalent number of credit hours) in the academic subject that the individual will teach.
(2) HIGH-NEED LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY- The term high-need local educational agency has the meaning given the term in section 2102.
(3) HIGH-NEED SCHOOL- The term high-need school means a school that —
(A) is located in an area in which the percentage of students from families with incomes below the poverty line is 30 percent or more; or
(B)(i) is located in an area with a high percentage of out-of-field teachers, as defined in section 2102;
(ii) is within the top quartile of elementary schools and secondary schools statewide, as ranked by the number of unfilled, available teacher positions at the schools;
(iii) is located in an area in which there is a high teacher turnover rate; or
(iv) is located in an area in which there is a high percentage of teachers who are not certified or licensed.