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§ 901. —  Definitions.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 20USC901]

 
                           TITLE 20--EDUCATION
 
       CHAPTER 25--PAY AND PERSONNEL PROGRAM FOR OVERSEAS TEACHERS
 
Sec. 901. Definitions

    For the purposes of this chapter, the term--
        (1) ``teaching position'' means those duties and 
    responsibilities which--
            (A) are performed on a school-year basis principally in a 
        school operated by the Department of Defense in an overseas area 
        for dependents of members of the Armed Forces and dependents of 
        civilian employees of the Department of Defense, or are 
        performed by an individual who carried out certain teaching 
        activities identified in regulations prescribed by the Secretary 
        of Defense; and
            (B) involve--
                (i) classroom or other instruction or the supervision or 
            direction of classroom or other instruction; or
                (ii) any activity (other than teaching) which requires 
            academic credits in educational theory and practice equal to 
            the academic credits in educational theory and practice 
            required for a bachelor's degree in education from an 
            accredited institution of higher education; or
                (iii) any activity in or related to the field of 
            education notwithstanding that academic credits in 
            educational theory and practice are not a formal requirement 
            for the conduct of such activity.

        (2) ``teacher'' means an individual--
            (A) who is a citizen of the United States,
            (B) who is a civilian, and
            (C) who is employed in a teaching position described in 
        paragraph (1).

        (3) ``overseas area'' means any area situated outside the United 
    States.
        (4) ``United States'', when used in a geographical sense, means 
    the several States of the United States of America, the District of 
    Columbia, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, 
    and the possessions of the United States (excluding the Trust 
    Territory of the Pacific Islands and Midway Islands).

(Pub. L. 86-91, Sec. 2, July 17, 1959, 73 Stat. 213; Pub. L. 104-201, 
div. A, title XVI, Sec. 1606(a), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2736; Pub. L. 
105-85, div. A, title X, Sec. 1073(c)(9)(A), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 
1904.)

                       References in Text

    For definition of Canal Zone, referred to in par. (4), see section 
3602(b) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.

                          Codification

    Section was formerly classified to section 2351 of Title 5 prior to 
the general revision and enactment of Title 5, Government Organization 
and Employees, by Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 1, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 378.


                               Amendments

    1997--Par. (1)(A). Pub. L. 105-85 made technical corrections to Pub. 
L. 104-201, Sec. 1606(a)(1). See 1996 Amendment note below.
    1996--Par. (1)(A). Pub. L. 104-201, Sec. 1606(a)(1), as amended by 
Pub. L. 105-85, inserted ``or are performed by an individual who carried 
out certain teaching activities identified in regulations prescribed by 
the Secretary of Defense;'' after ``Defense,''.
    Par. (2)(C). Pub. L. 104-201, Sec. 1606(a)(2), added subpar. (C) and 
struck out former subpar. (C) which read as follows: ``whose services 
are required on a school-year basis in a teaching position.''


                    Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

    Section 1073(c) of Pub. L. 105-85 provided that the amendment made 
by that section is effective as of Sept. 23, 1996, and as if included in 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997, Pub. L. 
104-201, as enacted.


                               Short Title

    Section 1 of Pub. L. 86-91 provided that: ``This Act [enacting this 
chapter and provisions now contained in section 5102(c)(22) of Title 5, 
Government Organization and Employees] may be cited as the `Defense 
Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act'.''

          Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

    For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note 
set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular 
Possessions.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in title 5 sections 5102, 5334, 5541, 
6301, 8331, 8701.



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