New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Title 8 - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Chapter I - Rules of the Board Of Regents
Part 3 - University Of The State Of New York; State Education Department
Section 3.14 - State professional standards and practices board for teaching

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 38, September 21, 2022

(a) The Board of Regents, upon nomination of the Commissioner of Education, shall appoint a State professional standards and practices board for teaching to consist of 30 members. The board shall serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the Regents and the commissioner on matters pertaining to teacher education, certification and practice and shall carry on such specific duties as are assigned by the Board of Regents and the commissioner. The State professional standards and practices board for teaching shall be the successor board to the teacher education, certification and practice board.

(b) The board, or a subcommittee thereof, as determined in the bylaws of the board, shall serve to examine such cases in teacher certification as may be referred to it by the commissioner and shall advise the commissioner of its recommendations and review and make reports on the moral character of individuals holding teaching certificates and applicants for teaching certificates.

(c) The board, or a subcommittee thereof, as determined in the bylaws of the board, shall review applications for accreditation of teacher education programs and renewal of such accreditation, pursuant to Subpart 4-2 of this Title, and shall advise the department of its recommendations concerning accreditation.

(d) Subcommittees. The board shall establish such subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out its functions, including but not limited to:

(1) a higher education subcommittee to oversee issues relating to teacher education, as directed by the board, and which shall be composed of a majority of representatives of higher education institutions in New York State that prepare teachers; and

(2) a professional practices subcommittee to oversee issues relating to the practice of teaching, as directed by the board, and which shall be composed of a majority of certified teachers currently practicing in schools in New York State.

(e) The board shall adopt bylaws which shall be approved by the Board of Regents before they shall become effective.

(f) The Regents shall designate one of the members of the board to serve as chair.

(g) Terms of members. The terms of the members of the first board shall be so arranged that the terms of seven members shall expire on June 30, 1999, the terms of seven on June 30, 2000, the terms of seven on June 30, 2001, and the terms of seven on June 30, 2002. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed to serve a term of four years each, except the student member who shall be appointed to serve a term of two years, beginning with the first day of July next following the ending of the term to which each, respectively, is to succeed, except that an appointment to fill a vacancy created other than by the expiration of a term shall be for the unexpired term. Members shall serve no more than two terms in succession, except that a member may serve a succeeding third term if at least one of the preceding two terms was less than two years in duration. Members may again serve two terms in succession after a gap in service of at least four years.

(h) Composition of the board.

(1) Twenty-three members of the board shall be educators practicing in the State, meaning: certified teachers, school building or district administrators serving in schools in New York State; or faculty engaged in preparing teachers (including liberal arts and sciences faculty) in higher education institutions in New York State that prepare teachers; or presidents or chief academic officers of higher education institutions in New York State that prepare teachers. Of these 23 educators practicing in the State, at least 11 shall be practicing, certified teachers in elementary, middle or secondary schools; at least four shall be practicing, certified school building or district administrators in schools or districts; and at least seven shall be representatives of higher education institutions that prepare teachers, including at least one president or chief academic officer; provided that at least 15 of the 23 educators shall have had full-time experience as certified teachers in elementary, middle or secondary schools.

(2) Six members of the board shall be public representatives, which shall include parents, school board members, and community and/or business representatives.

(3) One member of the board shall be a student matriculated in a teacher education program registered by the department at a higher education institution in New York State and shall be a non-voting member.

Amended New York State Register June 24, 2020/Volume XLII, Issue 25, eff. 6/24/2020

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