Title II funding for educator Professional Development is divided into 2 parts: Part A (State Grants) and Part B (National Activities). Title II, Part A grants represent the main source of funding of Title II to states and includes a variety of activities such as teacher training, retention, and evaluation systems, and these are described further below. Title II, Part B grants are considered National Activities and include far-reaching programs that include: a Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, Literacy Education for All, American History and Civics Education, and other programs of National Significance.
How Can Title II Part A – State Grants Be Used?
The majority source of funding of Title II includes state grants. These funds are distributed to states which then distribute to school districts for a number of activities including:
- Teacher licensing, preparation, and evaluation including support for principles and school leaders.
- Any training or support activity related to the improvement of teacher/school performance, recruitment, or retention.
- Training in technology integration
- Training in the better use of data in the classroom
- Training in the use of formative and in-classroom assessments
- Teacher certification and licensure including alternate certification routes
- Professional Development centered on technology integration and STEM education
- Increasing family engagement
- Professional development for teachers focused on ESL, early childhood, and students with disabilities
- Trauma, mental health, and at-risk student-teacher training
- Any training or support activity related to post-secondary, 21st-century skills in students
- Other evidence-based training or programs designed to improve educator effectiveness