N.Y. Education Law Section 3006-A
Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ...


§ 3006-a. Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching service, holders of level III teaching assistant certificates, holders of professional certificates in the educational leadership service.

1.

a. Commencing with the two thousand sixteen--two thousand seventeen school year, each holder of a professional certificate in the classroom teaching service, holder of a level III teaching assistant certificate and holder of a professional certificate in the educational leadership service shall be required to register every five years with the department to practice in the state and shall comply with the provisions of the continuing teacher and leader education requirements set forth in this section.

b.

Any of the certified individuals described in paragraph a of this subdivision who do not satisfy the continuing teacher and leader education requirements shall not practice until they have met such requirements and have been issued a registration or conditional registration certificate.

c.

In accordance with the intent of this section, adjustments to the continuing teacher and leader education requirement may be granted by the department for reasons of health certified by a health care provider, for extended active duty with armed forces of the United States, or for other good cause acceptable to the department which may prevent compliance.

d.

Any certificate holder who is not practicing as a teacher, teaching assistant or educational leader in a school district, board of cooperative educational services, or nonpublic school that is providing instruction pursuant to subdivision two of § 3204 (Instruction required)section thirty-two hundred four of this title in this state shall be exempt from the continuing teacher and leader education requirement upon the filing of a written statement with the department declaring such status. Any holder of a professional certificate in the classroom teaching service, holder of a level III teaching assistant certificate and holder of a professional certificate in the educational leadership service who resumes practice during the five-year registration period shall notify the department prior to resuming practice and shall meet such continuing teacher and leader education requirements as prescribed in regulations of the commissioner.

2.

a. During each five-year registration period beginning on or after July first, two thousand sixteen, an applicant for registration shall successfully complete a minimum of one hundred hours of continuing teacher and leader education, as defined by the commissioner. The department shall issue rigorous standards for courses, programs, and activities, that shall qualify as continuing teacher and leader education pursuant to this section. For purposes of this section, a peer review teacher, or a principal acting as an independent trained evaluator, conducting a classroom observation as part of the teacher evaluation system pursuant to § 3012-D (Annual teacher and principal evaluations)section three thousand twelve-d of this article may credit such time towards his or her continuing teacher and leader effectiveness requirements.

b.

Nothing in this section shall limit the ability of local school districts to agree pursuant to collective bargaining to additional hours of professional development or continuing teacher or leader education above the minimum requirements set forth in this section.

c.

A certified individual who has not satisfied the continuing teacher and leader education requirements shall not be issued a five-year registration certificate by the department and shall not practice unless and until a registration or conditional registration certificate is issued as provided in subdivision three of this section. For purposes of this subdivision, “continuing teacher and leader education requirements” shall mean activities designed to improve the teacher or leader’s pedagogical and/or leadership skills, targeted at improving student performance, including but not limited to formal continuing teacher and leader education activities. Such activities shall promote the professionalization of teaching and be closely aligned to district goals for student performance which meet the standards prescribed by regulations of the commissioner. To fulfill the continuing teacher and leader education requirement, programs must be taken from sponsors approved by the department, which shall include but not be limited to school districts, pursuant to the regulations of the commissioner.

3.

The department, in its discretion, may issue a conditional registration to a teacher, teaching assistant or educational leader in a school district, board of cooperative educational services, or nonpublic school that is providing instruction pursuant to subdivision two of § 3204 (Instruction required)section thirty-two hundred four of this title in this state who fails to meet the continuing teacher and leader education requirements established in subdivision two of this section but who agrees to make up any deficiencies and take any additional continuing teacher and leader education which the department may require. The duration of such conditional registration shall be determined by the department. Any holder of a professional certificate in the classroom teaching service, holder of a level III teaching assistant certificate or holder of a professional certificate in the educational leadership service and any other certified individual required by the commissioner to register every five years who is notified of the denial of registration for failure to submit evidence, satisfactory to the department, of required continuing teacher and leader education and who practices without such registration, shall be subject to moral character review under subdivision seven of § 305 (General powers and duties)section three hundred five of this chapter.

Source: Section 3006-A — Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ..., https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3006-A (updated Sep. 15, 2017; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Qualifications of teachers
3001‑A
Temporary teaching permit, person not a citizen
3001‑B
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of extra-class public school athletic activities
3001‑C
First aid instruction mandatory for coaches of high school extra-class nonpublic school athletic activities
3001‑D
Criminal history record checks and conditional appointments
3002
Oath to support federal and state constitutions
3003
Qualifications of superintendents
3004
Regulations governing certification of teachers
3004‑A
National board for professional teaching standards certification grant program
3004‑B
Special procedures for certification
3004‑C
Denial of application for certification
3005
Leave of absence to teachers for teaching in foreign countries, other states and territories and other school districts
3005‑A
Leave of absence for teaching purposes
3005‑B
Leave of absence for personal illness
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Commissioner of education to issue certificates
3006‑A
Registration and continuing teacher and leader education requirements for holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching ...
3007
Endorsement of foreign certificates and diplomas
3008
Certification of teachers by local authorities
3009
Unqualified teachers shall not be paid from school moneys
3010
Penalty for payment of unqualified teacher
3011
Contract with teacher
3012
Tenure: certain school districts
3012‑A
Elementary tenure area
3012‑C
Annual professional performance review of classroom teachers and building principals
3012‑D
Annual teacher and principal evaluations
3013
Abolition of office or position
3014
Tenure: boards of cooperative educational services
3014‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of a board or boards of cooperative educational services taking over a program formerly operated by a school...
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Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking over a program formerly operated by a board of cooperative educational services
3014‑C
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district taking back tuition students
3014‑D
Teachers’ rights as a result of a school district sending students to another district on a tuition basis pursuant to section two thousan...
3015
Teacher’s salary when payable
3016
Contract when teacher is related to trustee or member of board of education
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Individual liability of trustees
3018
Revocation of certificate by district superintendent
3019
Penalty for teacher’s failure to complete contract
3019‑A
Notice of termination of service by teachers
3020
Discipline of teachers
3020‑A
Disciplinary procedures and penalties
3020‑B
Streamlined removal procedures for teachers rated ineffective
3021
Removal of superintendents, teachers and employees for treasonable or seditious acts or utterances
3021‑A
Notification of accusatory instrument alleging a sex offense
3022
Elimination of subversive persons from the public school system
3023
Liability of a board of education, trustee, trustees or board of cooperative educational services
3024
Teachers responsible for record books
3025
Verification of school register
3026
Discriminations based on sex prohibited
3027
Discrimination based on age prohibited
3028
Liability of school district for cost and attorney’s fees of action against, or prosecutions of, teachers, members of supervisory and adm...
3028‑A
Students under twenty-one years of age suspected of alcohol abuse or narcotic addiction
3028‑B
Notification of teachers’ duty to provide information and immunity from liability
3028‑C
Protection of school employees who report acts of violence and weapons possession
3028‑D
Protection of school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate financial practices
3029
Hours of continuous duty for full time teachers
3029‑A
Silent meditation in public schools
3030
Interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel
3031
Procedure when tenure not to be granted at conclusion of probationary period or when services to be discontinued
3032
Teacher summer business training and employment program
3033
New York state mentor teacher-internship program
3034
Teacher career recruitment clearinghouse
3035
Duties of commissioner
3036
Coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for those with coaching licenses or coaching certificates
3037
Grants for hiring teachers
3038
The superintendent of each school district, in consultation with the district superintendent of a board of cooperative educational servic...

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 15, 2017

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