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Important NYS teacher certification safety net changes

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Cindy Pagnotta,Director of Marketing and Enrollment
Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester,
Long Island University

LIU Hudson Teacher Education Students:

If you are pursuing New York State teacher certification, it is important that you read the information below relating to the extension of both safety nets and time to meet all other certification requirements.

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) safety nets.

At its April 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents, by emergency regulation, extended the safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA, certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) and the new Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers Grade 7 - Grade 12 Content Specialty Test.

These safety nets will be effective through June 30, 2017. If necessary, candidates may take advantage of multiple safety nets in order to meet the requirements for certification and will have until June 30, 2018, one year later, to meet all other certification requirements.

Any exam requirement to be satisfied by one of the safety nets must be satisfied on or before June 30, 2017. For example, a candidate who has failed both the edTPA and the ALST may use both applicable safety nets. However, all the requirements for the edTPA Safety Net and the ALST Safety Net must be met on or before June 30, 2017; the candidate will then have one additional year, until June 30, 2018, to complete all other requirements (example: coursework; DASA training).

Posted 04/25/2016

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