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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 24, 2014

Action Items

Reciprocity Regulation. The Department recommends that the existing practice for out-of-state candidates be discontinued and that new regulations be adopted that clarify, under the new teacher certification requirements, how an out-of-state candidate qualifies for a Conditional Initial Certificate.  The proposed regulations change existing practice to require candidates to pass the ALST, EAS and CST(s) prior to receiving a Conditional Initial Certificate. The proposed amendment also decreases the time validity of a Conditional Initial Certificate from two years to one year.  In addition, the proposed amendment establishes a sunset date of May 1, 2017 for the issuance of a Conditional Initial Certificate.  VOTED that Part 80 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, effective July 9, 2014, as submitted. 

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your Higher Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee’s deliberations at its meeting on June 24, 2014, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Other matters not requiring action:

School Counselor Summit.  Your Committee heard a panel presentation on the April 2014 School Counselor Summit. Panelists provided an overview of the Summit, its goals and recommendations. Panelists included: Gloria Jean,President-Elect, New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA); David Coates, President, New York State Association for College Admission Counselors (NYSACAC); and Cynthia Walley, Co-President, New York State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NYACES).  Staff also updated the Board on data collected from a survey of programs that prepare school counselors.

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Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:30am