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Education: Teacher Preparation

Teacher Preparation

Workforce Planning in Education: Replacing Retiring Teachers and Administrators

Speakers — Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education and Professions, New York State Education Department; Maria Neira, First Vice President, New York State United Teachers; David Szczerbacki, Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, The College of Saint Rose; and James Wyckoff, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, and Principal Investigator, Teacher Policy Research
A Public Policy Forum – March 2006

Teacher Preparation

Teacher preparation is an important activity at the State University of New York. Sixteen campuses offer teacher preparation programs. The State University, in turn, is a major supplier of New York’s public school teachers. The State University’s teacher preparation programs face challenges from several forces impinging at once: the drive for higher learning standards for students, growing teacher shortages in selected regions and fields, and new regulations for teacher preparation programs and teacher certification, all in an environment of vigorous and sometimes harsh debate.
Donald J. Boyd, December 1999

Improving New York’s Teacher Education Programs Through Evidence-Based Decision Making

In April 2007 the Rockefeller Institute held an invitation-only roundtable, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its Teachers for a New Era initiative. Co-sponsors were the Bank Street College of Education and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education. The featured speaker was Manuel Rivera, New York State Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Education. Presentations included:

Teachers for a New Era: Designing Policy Environments to Support High-Quality Teacher Preparation   [PDF], by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education
Teachers for a New Era: New York Policy Environment   [PDF], by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education
Using Accreditation to Increase the Evidence Base of Teacher Education   [PDF], by Mary Brabeck
Potential Shortages: College Recommended Pathway   [PDF], by Ruth Pagerey
Certificates Issued in New York State   [PDF], by Ruth Pagere
Toward a New York State PK-16 Educational Quality Information System   [PDF], by Suzanne Weber
Building and Using Data Systems to Improve Teacher Education in New York   [PDF], by Jim Wyckoff
Data Resources and Research on Teacher Training in Florida   [PDF], by Tim R. Sass
The Ohio Teacher Quality Partnership   [PDF], by Robert J. Yinger
Next steps:   [PDF], What can we do now collectively to improve New York’s teacher education programs through evidence-based decision making?