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NYSED Commissioner Proposes Changes to Teacher Preparation Requirements Regarding English Language Learners - Public Comment Period Opens 4/23/19

The State Education Department has proposed regulatory changes that would require teacher preparation programs in certain subject areas to dedicate at least three of the currently required six semester hours in language acquisition and literacy development to language acquisition and literacy development of English language learners (ELLs), Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced. The revision would apply to registered programs beginning on September 1, 2022.

The 60-day public comment period begins April 24.  To read the entire announcement regarding this proposed change, click here.