N.Y. Education Law Section 3033
New York state mentor teacher-internship program


1.

Boards of education and boards of cooperative educational services are hereby authorized to participate in the New York state mentor teacher-internship program in accordance with the provisions of this section.

2.

Each board of education or board of cooperative educational services which applies for funds under this section shall prepare a plan for implementation of a mentor teacher-internship program consistent with article fourteen of the civil service law. The plan shall be developed in accordance with this section and regulations of the commissioner. The board of education or board of cooperative educational services shall submit an application and plan by May first of the current year for approval by the commissioner; provided however for the nineteen hundred ninety-seven--ninety-eight school year, such plan may be submitted by November first, nineteen hundred ninety-seven.

3.

Each board of education and board of cooperative educational services which determines to participate in the program shall select persons eligible to serve as mentor teachers from a list of persons who have demonstrated their mastery of pedagogical and subject matter skills, given evidence of superior teaching abilities and interpersonal relationship qualities, and who have indicated their willingness to participate in such program. Such list of persons eligible to serve as mentor teachers shall be developed by a selection committee composed of certified or licensed personnel employed by the school district or the board of cooperative educational services, a majority of whom shall be classroom teachers chosen by the certified or recognized teachers employee organization. The assignment of particular mentor teachers and teacher interns to work together shall be made by the superintendent of the participating district or district superintendent of the participating board of cooperative educational services. Each person designated as a mentor teacher shall continue to provide classroom instruction for at least sixty percent of the time spent in performance of such individual’s duties during the school year or such person may so serve on a full-time basis for not more than two school years out of five consecutive school years, provided that such service as a mentor teacher shall not diminish or impair the tenure and seniority rights of the mentor teacher.

4.

Each board of education and board of cooperative educational services which determines to participate in the mentor teacher-internship program shall require those first or second year eligible teachers which it chooses to include in the program to perform their duties under the guidance of a mentor teacher, and shall ensure that such teacher intern and mentor carry no more than a ninety percent classroom instruction assignment in order to allow such teacher intern time to receive special assistance from a mentor teacher. In order to participate as a teacher intern in a mentor teacher-internship program, a first or second year teacher shall hold a provisional or permanent teaching certificate, temporary emergency license, regular license, or temporary per diem certificate for a field in which no licensed person is available to teach and shall not have participated in such program in the previous year.

5.

A school district or board of cooperative educational services participating in an approved mentor teacher-internship program in the current year shall be eligible for aid including but not limited to costs related to release time of the intern and mentor teacher up to ten percent of the mentor teacher’s salary and up to ten percent of the teacher intern’s salary respectively in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision. To receive such assistance, a school district or board of cooperative educational services must file a claim with the commissioner by October first of the current school year in a form prescribed by the commissioner which shall include the actual salary of each program participant as of September fifteenth of such year. The commissioner shall pay one-half of the amount of such assistance by January fifteenth of each year and shall pay the remaining amount based upon a final report filed by the school district by August fifteenth of each year.

6.

Each board of education and board of cooperative educational services which participates in the program shall file a report with the commissioner on or before August first of each school year concerning compliance with the requirements of the program during the preceding school year. Such report shall be in such form and in such manner as the commissioner may require. The commissioner shall evaluate such programs and file a report with the legislature on or before December first, nineteen hundred eighty-seven.

Source: Section 3033 — New York state mentor teacher-internship program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3033 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

3001
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
3006
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...
3014‑B
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
3017
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. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 3033’s source at nysenate​.gov

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