|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 15, 2020||vetoed memo.75|
|Dec 03, 2020||delivered to governor|
|Jul 21, 2020||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.254
substituted for a9750
referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
|Jan 21, 2020||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 15, 2020||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 14, 2020||1st report cal.131|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S7117Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S7117 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §210-a, Ed L
S7117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7117 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE:: To provide higher education institutions with alternative criteria to use in determining admission into graduate-level and educational leader programs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1. Amends section 210-a of the Education Law to provide higher education institutions with alternative admission requirements for grad- uate-Level teacher and educational leader programs.
S7117 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7117 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2020 ___________ 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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