Teacher Education Task Force

UUP press release

UUP blasts SED college-specific data on teacher certification exams

The data aren’t valid indicators of student performance and teacher education programs.
AFT Conference, LA

UUP VPA Jamie Dangler advocates for edTPA at AFT convention, July 2014

UUP VPA Jamie Dangler pushes for approval of edTPA resolution at AFT's annual convention in Los Angeles
AFT Conference, LA

VPA Jamie Dangler accepts AFT's Lawrence Gold Professional Issues Award

UUP and the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY were honored at the AFT Convention in July for working to slow full implementation of the edTPA.
UUP takes edTPA debate to AFT stage

UUP takes edTPA debate to AFT stage

VPA Jamie Dangler outlines UUP’s stand on New York's edTPA teacher certification requirement at AFT's National Higher Education Issues Conference.
edTPA Q & A

edTPA Q & A

Student teachers at colleges statewide have been set up to fail. UUP responds to edTPA questions and misleading information from the State Education Dept.
Panel discusses edTPA at SUNY Brockport

Panel discusses edTPA at SUNY Brockport

VPA Jamie Dangler, right, and other panelists discuss the regulatory issues affecting teacher ed programs during a March 7 event at SUNY Brockport.
HSC day

Advocating for edTPA changes in Albany, Feb. 4,2014

Teacher Ed Task Force member Ken Lindblom, second from right, talks with Assemblyman Stephen Englebright during UUP's HSC Advocacy Day.
The Voice

The Voice: Teacher Ed Under Fire, January 2014

The Voice, UUP's membership publication, takes an in-depth look at teacher ed in New York and implementation of the edTPA.

UUP blasts college-specific data released by SED on teacher certification exams Click Here
Stand up for future teachers! Tell your story about New York's new teacher certification process Click Here
AFT delegates approve edTPA resolution: "edTPA and Respect for the Professionalism of Teacher Educators," July 12, 2014 Click Here
NEA to form task force to explore use of teacher performance assessments for preservice teacher candidates, July 2014 Click Here
NYS Board of Regents edTPA safety net resolution, April 29, 2014 Click Here
Teacher certification test rollout reminiscent of Common Core, May 17, 2014 Click Here
Teacher assessment exam was premature, May 14, 2014 (scroll down to second story) Click Here
Lawmakers vow to delay teacher certification test if Regents
won't 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.