Title II, Part A

This page is provided for the use of private schools participating in Title II, Part A funding.


The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality . This includes teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. In addition, Title IIA funds may be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership. Through this program  state and local education agencies (SEA and LEA), and state agencies of higher education (SAHE) receive funds through a specific formula.

Washington State's Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educator Initiative State Plan

Requirements and Guidelines

Title II, Part A allows for flexibility and creativity with local education agencies (LEA) to determine how to best utilize the funding. These funds are used to address challenges to teacher quality, recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, or principal and assistant principal effectiveness as leaders.

Consult with Private Schools

Private schools may access Title II, Part A funds for professional development that meets the needs of their teachers. Planning for this professional development occurs through a consultation process between private school and school district personnel before the school district submits its Title II, Part A application.