senate Bill S5410

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the cumulative grade point average admission requirement for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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view actions (13)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 16, 2019 vetoed memo.237
Dec 10, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 04, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.191
substituted for a4538
Jun 03, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.832
Apr 30, 2019 referred to higher education


S5410 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §210-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9679
2017-2018: A3917

S5410 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the cumulative grade point average admission requirement for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs.

S5410 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5410 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  cumulative  grade
  point  average  admission  requirement  for graduate-level teacher and
  educational leader programs


  Section  1.  Section 210-a of the education law, as amended by chapter
454 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  § 210-a. Admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and  educa-
tional  leader  programs.  Each institution registered by the department
with graduate-level teacher and leader education  programs  shall  adopt
rigorous  selection criteria geared to predicting a candidate's academic
success in its program, including but not limited to, a minimum score on
the graduate record examination or a substantially equivalent  admission
examination,  as  determined  by  the  institution, and achievement of a
MINIMUM cumulative grade point average [of 3.0 or higher] in the  candi-
date's  undergraduate  program;  provided, however, such graduate record
examination or substantially equivalent admission  examination  require-
ment  shall in no case apply to certified teachers or school administra-
tors who already hold a graduate degree. Each program may exempt no more
than fifteen percent  of  any  incoming  class  of  students  from  such
selection criteria set forth in this section based on a student's demon-
stration  of  potential to positively contribute to the teaching profes-
sion or other extenuating circumstances pursuant to the  regulations  of
the commissioner. A program shall report to the department the number of
students  admitted pursuant to such exemption and the selection criteria
used for such exemptions.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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