This query is for my husband, not myself. I have just recently been hired in a very small, very poor and very rural school district in Texas (Title I). I am in an alternative certification program, and have passed the TExES exam for my subject, so I'll be teaching with a probationary certificate for a year. My husband will be coming with me to this small town where there are hardly any jobs for him to do. The school principal has offered to employ him as a high school business teacher if he gets accepted into an alternative certification program. The only problem is that the next TExES exam for business isn't until October 2nd i.e. he won't be able to sit and pass this exam until after the start of the school year. I have read that core subject teachers must have passed the TExES (and be "highly qualified") upon hire in a Title I school, but business, I believe, does not fall into the core subject category. Could someone please tell me whether it would therefore be possible for my husband to be hired at this school if he hasn't passed the TExES by the start of the school year? Thanks!