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New York Charter Authorizer Proposes In-House Teacher Certification

By Brenda Iasevoli — September 12, 2017 1 min read

A major charter school authorizer in New York state is pushing to allow teachers at its charters to teach without earning a master’s degree or passing certification exams, requirements that other public school teachers must meet.

Instead, the teachers would have to complete the charter schools’ own training programs, according to the proposal from the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute, which currently authorizes 167 charter schools.

Most New York public school teachers hold education degrees, pass licensing exams, and get master’s degrees, all of which could be bypassed if in-house certifications of charter school teachers are approved by a SUNY board of trustees committee.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 13, 2017 edition of Education Week as New York Charter Authorizer Proposes In-House Teacher Certification

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