Teacher Education Task Force

Letter to Elia

Unions provide teacher prep field experience proposals

In a July 10, 2018 letter, UUP, NYSUT and PSC/CUNY offer recommendations regarding potential teacher preparation regulatory changes.
Court tosses charter school teacher certification

Court tosses "dumbed down" charter school teacher cert

The June 19 ruling is a major victory for UUP, NYSUT and students statewide.
Regents enact UUP-backed changes to teacher education

Regents enact UUP-backed changes to teacher education

The New York State Board of Regents' Higher Education Committee passed the measures at their Jan. 23 meeting.

Teacher Education “Reforms” Hurt Children and Learning,
Oct. 31, 2016 Click Here
Plattsburgh Press-Republican: SUNY chancellor: Critical teacher shortage on the way, Oct. 15, 2016 Click Here
Diane Ravitch's Blog: Laura Chapman’s Review of John King’s Teacher Ed Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016 Click Here
Diane Ravitch's Blog: Randi Slams John King for His Teacher Education Regulations, Oct. 12, 2016 Click Here
Chalkbeat: Teach for America’s presence in New York City hits 11-year low, Sept. 13, 2016 Click Here


To represent UUP on the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Workgroup, monitor changes in Teacher Education program requirements, monitor New York State 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, and 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).

Committee Chair: Jamie Dangler
UUP Vice-President for Academics

Why the task force is important?

The Task Force serves as UUP’s organizational focus, 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.