To represent UUP on the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Workgroup, monitor changes in Teacher Education program requirements, monitor NYS directives and proposals for Teacher Education programs, assist in developing UUP responses to State Education Department proposals and initiatives through recommendations to the President for UUP, assess the impact of changes in Teacher Education programs on UUP members.
UUP is an affiliate of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The UUP Teacher Education Task Force is part of the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Work Group. Through participation in the NYSUT Work Group UUP members have opportunities to share information and engage in collaborative work with NYSUT officers and staff as well as members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY).
Why the task force is important?
The Task Force serves as UUP’s organizational locus, connecting members from across the state in a broader effort to address Teacher Education issues. Academics and professionals involved in SUNY teacher preparation programs work together to:
Share information and ideas
Provide input to the leadership of UUP/NYSUT for the development of official communications, proposals, strategies, and action plans to address teacher education issues
Serve as liaisons between the UUP leadership and our members at the chapter level
Participate in meetings with State and SUNY officials
Disseminate information about opportunities to participate in state-level or national discussions, comment periods, or other forums for input.