NYSUT Letters and Testimony

Here you will find NYSUT letters and testimony on teacher education issues.

Academic Year 2014-2015

UUP/NYSUT/PSC Joint Statement on the edTPA, February 2015

Academic Year 2013-2014

Letter from NYSUT VP Maria Neira to SED Commissioner King; edTPA revision recommendations, Jan. 6, 2014

Academic Year 2012-2013

edTPA Implementation Date, October 2012
Program Profiles, September 2012

Academic Year 2011-2012

Petition, Certification Exams, February 2012
Performance Based Assessments Implementation Date, 10/11
Committee Chair: Jamie Dangler
UUP Vice-President for Academics


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.