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Teacher certification Program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.  
Technical and paraprofessional A primary function or occupational activity category used to classify persons whose assignments require specialized knowledge or skills which may be acquired through experience, apprenticeship, on-the-job-training, or academic work in occupationally specific programs that result in a 2-year degree or other certificate or diploma. Includes persons who perform some of the duties of a professional in a supportive role, which usually requires less formal training and/or experience than normally required for professional status. Includes mathematical technicians; life, physical, and social science technicians; agricultural and food science technicians; chemical technicians; geological and petroleum technicians; nuclear technicians; paralegals and legal assistants; miscellaneous legal support workers; health technologists and technicians; dietetic technicians; pharmacy technicians; licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses; medical records and health information technicians; opticians, dispensing; healthcare support occupations; nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants; physical therapist assistants and aides; massage therapists; dental assistants; medical assistants; and pharmacy aides.  
Tenure  Status of a personnel position with respect to permanence of the position.  
Tenure Track  Personnel positions that lead to consideration for tenure.  
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The standardized test designed to determine an applicant’s ability to benefit from instruction in English.  
Transfer Student A student who last attended another institution from which credit is acceptable toward the degree or certificate he or she is working on.  
Title IV institution An institution that has a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs (other than the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) and the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership (NEISP) programs). Program Participation Agreement (PPA)