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Student Teaching 52.21, 80-3.7 Terms

AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to Education Law sections 207, 305, 3001 and 3004.

1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended and the former subparagraphs (iii) through (xvii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be renumbered subparagraphs (iv) and (xviii) as follows:
(iii) Clinical experience means an experience where candidates work in educational settings, or with community-based organizations, when appropriate, and engage in the pedagogical work of the profession of teaching, closely integrated with educator preparation coursework and supported by partnering institutions. Clinical experiences may include but are not limited to field experience placements, student teaching, practica, and limited virtual and/or simulated experiences.
2. A new subparagraph (vi) shall be added to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education as follows and former subparagraphs (vi) through (xviii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, as renumbered in section 1 above shall be renumbered subparagraphs (vii) through (xix).
(vi) Educational setting means an early childhood educational program, public school, charter school, or nonpublic school in which educators work with students in grades Pre-k through grade 12, as determined by the Department.
3. A new subparagraph (xiv) shall be added to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education as follows and formerly renumbered subparagraphs (xiv) through (xviii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education ,as renumbered in section 2 above, shall be renumbered subparagraphs (xv) through (xix).
(xiv) School-based teacher educators mean individuals who are employed in an educational setting and who work with teacher candidates during their clinical experiences as part of their registered program to promote their professional learning.
4. A new subparagraph (xx) shall be added to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education as follows:
(xx) University-based teacher educators mean individuals who are employed by a college or university with a registered teacher education program and who work with teacher candidates to promote their professional learning.
5. Clause (f) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (2) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(f) Partnerships. [Institutions] (1) For registered programs with students that first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, institutions shall demonstrate how they maintain formal relationships with local schools for the purpose of improving the preparation of teachers and improving teaching and learning at both the institutional and the elementary and/or secondary school levels.
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter:
(i) Institutions shall demonstrate how they will maintain partnerships with one or more appropriate entities for the purpose of systematically aligning and improving the preparation of teachers and improving teaching and learning for all involved in collaborative clinical experiences;
(ii) Institutions shall establish, maintain, and review memoranda of understanding or similar collaborative agreements with all educational settings, community-based organizations, and/or other appropriate entities in which teacher candidates are involved in clinical experiences as required in this section; and
(iii) Institutions that have partnerships with one or more community colleges for the purpose of developing and maintaining pathways into their teacher preparation program(s) shall be responsible to ensure that candidates have the opportunity to participate in clinical experiences during their community college program.
6. Item (i) of subclause (2) of clause (h) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(i) Except as provided in item (ii) of this subclause, institutions shall meet the following staffing requirements: Institutions shall ensure that the majority of credit-bearing courses in the program are offered by full-time teaching faculty. Faculty teaching assignments shall not exceed 12 semester hours per semester for undergraduate courses, or 9 semester hours per semester for graduate courses, or 21 semester hours per academic year for faculty who teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses, while still providing sufficient course offerings to allow students to complete their programs in the minimum time required for earning the degree. Individual faculty members shall not supervise more than 18 student teachers per semester. Supervision of clinical experiences, field experiences, practica, and student teaching, as applicable, shall be considered by the institution in determining faculty load, and institutions shall demonstrate how such supervision is considered in determining faculty load.
7. Item (i) of subclause (2) of clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(i) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester:
(A) . . .
(B) . . .
A new item (ii) shall be added to subclause (2) of clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and the former items (ii) through (iv) shall be renumbered items (iii) through (v):
(ii) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter:
(A) All registered programs shall include at least 100 clock hours of field experiences related to coursework prior to student teaching or practica, provided that at least 15 of the 100 clock hours of field experiences shall include a focus on understanding the needs of students with disabilities.
(B) Student teaching or practicum.
(I) The program shall include a student teaching or practicum experience of at least a full semester of at least 14 weeks in length, full-time, in an educational setting, and in alignment with the daily schedule and annual calendar of that educational setting; provided that candidates pursuing more than one certificate title may complete two placements of at least seven weeks or one placement of at least 14 weeks.
(II) The student teaching or practicum must address each of the applicable general and program-specific pedagogical core requirements for the program(s).
(III) The student teaching or practicum must be designed to provide candidates with opportunities to practice teaching skills identified in the New York State Teaching Standards in an educational setting in the subject area and grade level of the certificate title(s) sought, co-supervised by a university-based teacher educator and a certified school-based teacher educator.
(IV) For the student teaching experience, the candidate shall be credited with at least the number of semester hours required to obtain full-time status at the institution.
(C) The combination of clinical experiences must:
(I) meet or exceed the specific requirements for the certificate title(s) as described in paragraph (3) of this subdivision; and
(II) address the full range of student developmental levels required by the certificate title(s) sought, as prescribed in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.
(D) Limited exemption for certain experienced teachers.
(I) Qualifying for the limited exemption: A candidate who is enrolled in a graduate-level program leading to certification in one or more certificates shall be exempt from the clock hour requirements for clinical experiences set forth in section 52.21(b)(2)(ii)(c)(2)(ii)(A) and from the full semester requirement for student teaching as described in section 52.21(b)(2)(ii)(c)(2)(ii)(B) if such candidate satisfies one or more of the following conditions:
(1) has completed a New York State registered teacher preparation program prior to enrollment in the graduate-level program and holds an Initial and/or Professional certificate in one or more classroom teacher certificate titles; or
(2) holds National Board certification; or
(3) has demonstrated at least one year of effective teaching under a valid New York State or out-of-state teaching license or certificate. The candidate shall provide to the program written documentation from his or her supervisor(s), principal(s), or employing school district’s human resources officer, documenting completion of at least one year of effective teaching.
(II) Requirements for candidates who qualify for the limited exemption:
(1) For each certificate title sought, such candidates shall complete at least 50 clock hours of student teaching or practica, unless otherwise prescribed in section 52.21(b)(3).
(2) Such experiences must include a focus on the applicable program-specific pedagogical core requirements for that certificate title prescribed in section 52.21(b)(3).
(3) Such student teaching or practica must occur with actual students in educational settings appropriate to the certificate title sought.
(E) Requirements for university-based teacher educators and school-based teacher educators.
(I) University-based teacher educators engaged in clinical supervision shall:
(1) be involved in program development as appropriate; and
(2) have at least three years of full-time teaching or related experience in any grade, pre-kindergarten through 12.
(II) School-based teacher educators who work with candidates during student teaching must:
(1) be certified in the subject area of certification sought by the teacher candidate or in a related area; and
(2) have at least three years of full-time teaching experience or the equivalent, in an educational setting, in the subject area of certification sought by the teacher candidate or in a related area; and
(3) be designated by the school or district as a school-based teacher educator; or be rated effective or highly effective in their most recent annual professional performance review or other evaluation conducted pursuant to section 3012-d of the Education Law or other applicable law and regulation; or hold a national board certificate.
(III) School-based and university-based teacher educators who work with candidates during student teaching shall participate in professional learning that focuses on the provision of effective clinical supervision. Such professional learning shall be designed and/or implemented by the partnership described in section 52.21(2)(i)(f).
8. Renumbered item (iv) of subclause (2) of clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended -to read as follows as follows and renumbered item (v) of subclause (2) of clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be renumbered item (vi) and a new item (v) shall be added as follows:
(iv) Upon written application by the institution, the commissioner may grant a time-limited approval for an alternate model for clinical experiences, field experiences and college- supervised student teaching or practica, as applicable, provided that the institution adequately demonstrates the success or potential success of such model, including through the use of research [or has an adequate plan for demonstrating that the model will be successful].
(v) In the case of alternate models that include college-supervised student teaching or clinical experiences conducted when a candidate is employed by a school district or BOCES under a pre-professional teaching assistant certificate pursuant to Part 80 of this Title, the institution and employing school district or BOCES will provide candidate(s) holding such certificate with the same and/or similar student teaching or clinical experience as required under this section while employed at the school district or BOCES. No approval from the commissioner is required for such alternate models nor shall they be time limited.
9. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences and student-teaching experiences with children in each of the three early childhood groups, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 2, through the combined field experiences and student-teaching experience, and for programs with at least two student-teaching experiences, student teaching with at least two of these three groups. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or for candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences and at least 20 days of practica or student teaching with students in early childhood, including experiences with each of the three early childhood groups.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences with children in each of the three early childhood groups, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 2, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
10. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences and student-teaching experiences in both childhood education settings, grades 1 through 3 and grades 4 through 6. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or for candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences, practica, or student teaching with students in childhood education, including experiences in both childhood education settings.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences in both childhood education settings, grades 1 through 3 and grades 4 through 6, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
11. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require student-teaching experiences in both middle childhood settings, grades 5 through 6 and 7 through 9 for programs with at least two 20 day student-teaching experiences; and for programs with one student-teaching experience, combined field experiences and student teaching in both middle childhood settings, grades 5 through 6 and grades 7 through 9. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or for candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the program shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences, practica, or student teaching with middle childhood students, including experiences in both middle childhood settings, grades 5 through 6 and grades 7 through 9.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll in the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences in both middle childhood settings, grades 5 through 6 and 7 through 9, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
12. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll students prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require student-teaching experiences in both adolescence education settings, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12 for programs with at least two 20 day student-teaching experiences; and for programs with one student-teaching experience, combined field experiences and student teaching in both adolescence education settings, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences, practica, or student teaching with students in adolescence, including experiences in both adolescence education settings, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll students in the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences in both adolescence education settings, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
13. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require student-teaching experiences of the special subject in both settings, pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and grades 7 through 12 for programs with at least two 20 day student-teaching experiences; and for programs with one student-teaching experience, combined field experiences and student teaching of the special subject in both settings, pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and grades 7 through 12. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences, practica, or student teaching with students in the special subject class, including experiences in both settings, pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and grades 7 through 12.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll in the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences of the special subject in both settings, pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and grades 7 through 12, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
14. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (vi) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences and student-teaching experiences with students with disabilities across the age/grade range of the student developmental level of the certificate, through combined field experiences and student-teaching experiences, and for programs with at least two student-teaching experiences, student teaching in two settings as appropriate to the certificate: pre-K through kindergarten and grades 1 through 2; or grades 1 through 3 and grades 4 through 6; or grades 5 through 6 and grades 7 through 9 for programs registered prior to September 2, 2011; or grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least the equivalent of 50 clock hours of field experiences and at least 20 days of practica or student teaching with students with disabilities, including experiences across the age/grade range of the student developmental level of the certificate.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll in the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences with students with disabilities across the age/grade range of the student developmental level of the certificate, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
15. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (vii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences, student teaching or practica with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, which includes experiences at each of the four developmental levels: early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence, provided that if a program has at least two student-teaching experiences, student teaching shall include experiences at the early childhood or childhood level and also at the middle childhood or adolescence level. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences and at least 20 days of practica or student teaching with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences with students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, including experiences at each of the four developmental levels: early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
16. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences, student teaching or practica with students who are blind or visually impaired, which includes experiences at each of the four developmental levels: early childhood, childhood, middle childhood and adolescence, provided that if a program has at least two student-teaching experiences, student teaching shall include experiences at the early childhood or childhood level and also at the middle childhood or adolescence level. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences and at least 20 days of practica or student teaching with students who are blind or visually impaired.
(3) For registered programs with students that first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences with students who are blind or visually impaired, including experiences at each of the four developmental levels: early childhood, childhood, middle childhood and adolescence, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
17. Item (ii) of subclause (2) of clause (a) of subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(ii) supervised, on-campus clinical practica and off-campus, college-supervised clinical practica totaling at least 150 clock hours that include experiences with students with speech and language disabilities in early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The off-campus practica shall include experiences in elementary and/or secondary schools. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of [item] subclause (2)(ii)(c)(2)[(i)] of this subdivision shall not be applicable.
18. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (x) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences and student teaching with students learning English as a [second] new language in both elementary and secondary schools. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences with students learning English as a second language; and practica or student teaching with students learning English as a second language in both elementary and secondary schools totaling at least 20 days.
(3) For registered programs with students that first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences with students learning English as a new language in both elementary and secondary schools, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
19. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xi) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(2) for the literacy certificate (birth through grade 6), at least 50 clock hours of college-supervised practica in teaching literacy to students at both the early childhood and childhood levels; and for the literacy certificate (grades 5 through 12), at least 50 clock hours of college-supervised practica in teaching literacy to students at both the middle childhood and adolescent levels. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of [item] subclause (2)(ii)(c)(2)[(i)] of this subdivision shall not be applicable.
20. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students that first enroll students prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require field experiences in both elementary and secondary schools and student-teaching experiences at two different grade levels with at last one student-teaching experience in grades 10, 11 and/or 12 for programs with at least two student-teaching experiences. For programs with one student-teaching experience, combined field experiences and student teaching at two different grade levels with one student-teaching experience in grades 10, 11 and/or 12. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least 50 clock hours of field experiences, practica, or student teaching in the career field in grades 10, 11 and/or 12.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences at two different grade levels, and shall require the student teaching experience to be in grades 10, 11 and/or 12, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
21. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xiv) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students that first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require at least 100 clock hours of field experiences in elementary and secondary schools and at least two college-supervised practica of at least 20 days each in elementary and secondary schools.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences in both elementary and secondary schools, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section, and shall require at least two full-time practica of at least seven weeks each in elementary and secondary schools.
22. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xv) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) shall be added to clause (b) as follows:
(2) For registered programs with students who first enroll prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the program shall require at least 100 clock hours of field experiences in elementary and secondary schools and at least two college-supervised practica of at least 20 days each in elementary and secondary schools. The time requirements for field experience, student teaching and practica of item (2)(ii)(c)(2)(i) of this subdivision shall not be applicable for candidates holding another classroom teaching certificate or candidates who are simultaneously preparing for another classroom teaching certificate and completing the full field experience, student teaching and practica requirement for that other certificate. In such instances, the programs shall require such candidates to complete at least the equivalent of 50 hours of field experiences or practica in elementary and/or secondary schools.
(3) For registered programs with students who first enroll for the Fall 2022 semester and thereafter, the program shall require the combination of clinical experiences to provide candidates with experiences in elementary and secondary schools, in accordance with the requirements in subclause (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this section.
23. Clause (b) of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) Candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026 [The candidate] shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher.
(2) Candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026 shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time college-supervised student teaching, as defined in section 52.21 (b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days.
(3) For a candidate applying for a first certificate, [such] the experience prescribed in subclauses (1) or (2) of this subdivision must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate and must be in the subject area of the certificate title sought by the candidate. For other candidates, such experience must be in a school offering instruction in any grade, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
24. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) Section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(2) Teaching experience.
(i) [The candidate] Candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026 shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. In addition, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a college-supervised practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, of 50 clock hours in teaching literacy to students, at developmental levels appropriate to the certificate sought. For candidates who apply for both certificate titles, literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12), the 50-clock hour practicum shall include 25 clock hours of teaching students (birth- grade 6) and 25 clock hours of teaching students (grades 5-12). One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a literacy teacher on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum in literacy when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a literary teacher in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(ii) For candidates applying for certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full time college-supervised student teaching, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. In addition, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, of at least 50 clock hours in teaching literacy to students, at developmental levels appropriate to the certificate sought. For candidates who apply for both certificate titles, literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12), the 50-clock hour practicum shall include 25 clock hours of teaching students birth-grade 6 and 25 clock hours of teaching students grades 5-12. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a literacy teacher at the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the practicum in literacy when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a literacy teacher in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the Commissioner's regulations.
25. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xi) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows and a new subclause (3) is added to clause (b) to read as follows:
26. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (xii) of paragraph (3) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended and a new subclause (3) is added to clause (b) to read as follows:
(2) Practicum. [The] For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a college-supervised practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(1) of this Title, providing library services, of 20 school days in an elementary school and 20 school days in a secondary school. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a library media specialist on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum in library media when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a library media specialist in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(3) Clinical experience. For candidates applying for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, providing library services, of 7 weeks full-time in an elementary school and 7 weeks full-time in a secondary school. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a library media specialist on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the practicum in library services when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a library media specialist in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
27. Clause (b) of subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) [The] For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks, full time, in a college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
28. Clause (b) of subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) [The] For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates applying for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks, full time, in a college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
29. Clause (b) of subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) [The] For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
30. Clause (b) of subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) [The] For candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
31. Clause (b) of subparagraph (v) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education shall be amended as follows:
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) [The] For candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.