senate Bill S6600

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to SUNY admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs

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Current Bill Status Via A7491 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 15, 2021 signed chap.620
Nov 03, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1701
substituted for s6600a
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a7491a
ordered to third reading cal.1701
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 13, 2021 print number 6600a
May 13, 2021 amend and recommit to higher education
May 10, 2021 referred to higher education

S6600 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §210-a, Ed L

S6600 - Summary

Relates to SUNY admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs; removes the requirement for a minimum score on the graduate record examination or similar examination.

S6600 - Sponsor Memo

S6600 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6600
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  SUNY  admission
   requirements   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 admis-
 sion examination, as determined by the institution, and] achievement  of
 a  cumulative  grade  point  average of 3.0 or higher in the candidate's
 undergraduate program; provided, however, such graduate record  examina-
 tion or substantially equivalent admission examination requirement shall
 in  no  case  apply  to  certified teachers or school administrators 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 demonstration of
 potential to positively contribute to the teaching profession  or  other
 extenuating circumstances pursuant to the regulations of the commission-
 er.  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 immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11102-01-1

S6600A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §210-a, Ed L

S6600A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to SUNY admission requirements for graduate-level teacher and educational leader programs; removes the requirement for a minimum score on the graduate record examination or similar examination.

S6600A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6600A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6600--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend  the  education  law,  in  relation  to  SUNY  admission
   requirements   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 admis-
 sion examination, as determined by the institution, and] achievement  of
 a  cumulative  grade  point  average of 3.0 or higher in the candidate's
 undergraduate program[; provided, however, such graduate record examina-
 tion or substantially equivalent admission examination requirement shall
 in no case apply to certified  teachers  or  school  administrators  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 demonstration of
 potential  to  positively contribute to the teaching profession or other
 extenuating circumstances pursuant to the regulations of the commission-
 er. 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 immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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