Tell Albany to Fix Teacher Education Program Admission Criteria

Updated: June 14, 2018
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Click here to send an e-fax to your legislators urging them to support bills to amend the state’s teacher training law to expand the 3.0 grade point average (GPA) requirement for admission into graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs to include alternative criteria. Many capable individuals, including English language learners and individuals who change careers who may not have attained a 3.0 at the undergraduate level, would be able to meet rigorous graduate program completion standards if given an opportunity. The existing statute unnecessarily blocks their entry to graduate education programs at a time when NY is facing a teacher shortage and working to expand the applicant pool for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs.