Teacher Education Task Force

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Investigate Pearson's Teacher Certification Exams!

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LATEST INFORMATION


Pearson Rips Off Students with Tests Designed for Failure Click Here
New York: How Pearson Rips Off Teacher Candidates Click Here
Software to Indict Plagiarists and the edTPA Click Here
Illinois Coalition for edTPA Rule Change (ICRC) Click Here
Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional) Click Here
Kansas Underfunded Education And Cut Tenure. Now It Can't Find Enough Teachers To Fill Classrooms. Click Here
View and download SED's contract with Pearson, Inc. to create and administer teacher certification tests Click Here
Faulty Teacher Certification Process Unfair to Students and Programs; Threatens Diversity in the Teaching Profession Click Here
NYS Board of Regents contacts & UUP/NYSUT/PSC-CUNY transition recommendations and plan Click Here
Statement and Recommendations from union members on the NYS Board of Regents edTPA Task Force
Click Here for report summary
Click Here for report

Charge:

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
jdangler@uupmail.org


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.