New York - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

General requirements, admission requirements, introductory components, and the in-service component requirements are outlined in the policy and must be followed in order to be approved.


a. General requirements.
1. The general requirements in subparagraphs (b)(2)(i), (ii) and (iv) of this section shall be applicable. The other requirements of paragraph (2) of this subdivision shall not be applicable. The program shall require candidates to have acquired the knowledge, understanding, and skills identified for the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences and the content core for the initial certificate in the area of the transitional B certificate, as set forth in subparagraph (b)(2)(ii) of this section, or to complete study to ensure the acquisition of such knowledge, understanding, and skills before completing the program.
2. Programs registered on or after July 1, 2001 shall meet all requirements of this subparagraph. Programs registered prior to July 1, 2001 shall meet the requirements in effect at the time of registration. For registration to continue beyond August 31, 2002, programs shall demonstrate compliance with all the requirements of this subparagraph.
3. The program may permit a candidate to meet a portion of coursework requirements in the introductory and/or in-service components of the program through assessment methods used by the program that shall ensure that the candidate has the knowledge, understanding, and skills that would be acquired through such coursework. Methods of assessment may include, but need not be limited to, determination of equivalency of prior study, testing, portfolio reviews, and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and skills.
4. In lieu of offering an introductory component, the program may admit candidates who meet all admission requirements of this subparagraph (xvii) on the condition that they receive a transitional B certificate issued by the department based on having completed equivalent study to that required for the introductory component in this subparagraph (xvii), as determined by the department, and having met any other requirements for such certificate, as prescribed in section 80-5.13 of this Title. The candidate shall present satisfactory evidence of holding the transitional B certificate prior to the commencement of mentored teaching in the in-service component.

Adopting Authority: 
Chief State School Officer
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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