New NYS Teacher Certification Exam Safety Nets

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has created safety nets for all of the new certification exams to aid those candidates who have not passed one or more of the exams. All of the safety net measures are retroactive and are effective through June 30, 2016. The NYSED memo detailing these safety nets can be found here Please see a summary of these safety nets below:

1. edTPA

The existing safety net was extended for one more year. Therefore, any candidate who does not pass or has not passed the edTPA PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, has the option of taking and passing the ATS-W exam in lieu of retaking the edTPA.

2. ALST

A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the ALST. Any candidate who takes and fails the ALST may submit an attestation signed by the dean or chief academic officer of their school of education, attesting that the candidate has demonstrated comparable literacy skills consistent with what would be assessed by the ALST through course completion and that the candidate received a 3.0 grade point average or higher in such coursework. An attestation form will be available on the Office of Teaching Initiatives website in the near future.

3. EAS

A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the EAS PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, The State will shortly (by the end of this June) define a safety net passing score. Once it has done so, candidates who do not pass or have not passed the EAS, but whose score is above the safety net score will get credit for the exam.

4. CST

A new safety net has been created for any candidate who has not or does not pass the new redeveloped CST in the following content areas ONLY:. English Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics , Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2) , Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 – Grade 6), Students with Disabilities.

Candidates who take and fail one of the eligible redeveloped CSTs listed above, will have the option of taking and passing the corresponding predecessor CST (the Safety Net CST) PRIOR TO JUNE 30, 2016, in lieu of retaking the redeveloped CST.

Any questions, please contact Mark Perez at mark.perez@nyu.edu

Share your excitement about graduation using #Steinhardt2015!

Congrats Grads!

We’re looking out for great images on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  We also invite you to participate in our week-long #Steinhardt2015 Photo Challenge on Instagram!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

May 14: First semester at #NYU. #TBT
May 15: Your Stein–”hearts” (Favorite people at Steinhardt.)
May 16: Spring at Steinhardt
May 17: What you’ll miss most
May 18: Steinhardt pride
May 19: Words of wisdom for #Steinhardt2016?
May 20: Cap and gown

Best photos will be re-posted daily, and may be shown on-screen at our May 18 graduation ceremonies! Tag#Steinhardt2015 and @nyusteinhardt


NYU Leadership Initiative – Deadline Extended until June 1, 2015

The application deadline for the Leadership Fellows Program is extended until JUNE 1, 2015.
This yearlong fellowship, offered on the Washington Square Campus, will equip students with the knowledge and skills to expand their potential and capacity to work ethically, inclusively and collaborative with others and impact the world in meaningful ways. The program offers:

  • Leadership development workshops
  • A 360-degree leadership assessment
  • Individual leadership development
  • One-on-one coaching with alumni leaders
  • A team challenge for students to experience the core leadership processes of setting direction, aligning efforts, building commitment and delivering results.

Students must be enrolled in New York City for the academic calendar Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 to be eligible to apply. Complete information, including program offerings and application instructions, is available at: http://bit.ly/1Hz9QQP

Tea at 3 – Monday, May 11, 2015

Fuel your finals at the last Tea at 3 of the year. Free sweets, coffee, and tea will be available as well as Steinhardt Student Affairs staff to answer your questions about upcoming graduation ceremonies — congratulations, Class of 2015!

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Apartment Hunting 101: Monday May 4th, 2015 5-6pm

Once you know what you want, searching for your new apartment is much easier. Join Jeanne Bannon and Justine Kelly-Fierro from Student Affairs for a presentation and discussion on finding off-campus housing in NYC. Learn about neighborhoods, budgeting, roommates and how to find the right balance of cost, location, and privacy.

Monday, May 4th, 2015 5-6pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor
82 Washington Square East

RSVP today!

Let’s Talk International – Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We hope to see you at the final Let’s Talk International of the semester!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm. Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

The Office of National Scholarships

The Office of National Scholarships will be holding a two-session application development program for students hoping to make concrete progress on their Fulbright application before the end of the spring semester.

The first session will be held on Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. This session will cover how to start an application in Embark as well as a brief overview of all the parts of the application. The location of this session is the computer lab at Tisch Hall, room LC19.

The second session will cover the essay questions required for the application. This session will be held on Monday, May 4, 12:55 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. This session will take place at 25 West 4th Street, room C-13.

The Fulbright Intensive is designed for participation in both session in order to get a jump start on the Fulbright application. Student are encouraged to attend both session, but those unable to commit to both are welcome to attend one or the other. Please add your name and email address to THIS doodle pole to register. Please check both session dates if you plan to attend both sessions. This program has limited enrollment.

The Fulbright Intensive will cover ground similar to the FADP. Students in the FADP need not enroll in this program.

Apartment Hunting 101: Monday May 4th, 2015 5-6pm

Once you know what you want, searching for your new apartment is much easier. Join Justine Kelly-Fierro, Assistant Director for a presentation and discussion on finding off-campus housing in NYC. Learn about neighborhoods, budgeting, roommates and how to find the right balance of cost, location, and privacy.

Monday, May 4th, 2015 5-6pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor
82 Washington Square East

RSVP today!

2015 Tip to Tip Fundraising Walk – Sat. April 25th, 2015

Join the Undergraduate Student Government for this year’s Tip to Tip Fundraising Walk. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to donate and attend.

Walk from 215th Street to Battery Park to raise money for Steinhardt Student Scholarships. April 25th, 2015 at 10 am! Meet outside the 1 train stop at 215th Street.

Sign up today!

Questions? Email steinhardt.usg@nyu.edu.
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