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Regulatory Amendments Providing Flexibility for Teaching Assistant

AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to sections 207, 305, 3001, 3004, 3006, and 3009 of the Education Law.

1. Subclause (2) of clause (a) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

(2) Time validity. The certificate shall be valid for three years from its effective date. The certificate shall be renewable on one occasion only for three years, except for a certificate that already has been renewed once for a one-year term which may be renewed on one additional occasion only for three years, provided that for a certificate to be renewed the candidate must submit to the department adequate evidence substantiating that the candidate has a commitment for employment in a teaching assistant position under the level I teaching assistant certificate.

2. Item (i) of subclause (1) of clause (b) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

(i) Education. The candidate shall have attained a high school diploma or its equivalent. In addition, the candidate who applies for the certificate on or before February 1, 2007, shall be required to have successfully completed a total of at least six semester hours of collegiate study acceptable toward meeting the requirements for an associate or baccalaureate degree, and the candidate who applies for the certificate after February 1, 2007 shall be required to have successfully completed a total of at least nine semester hours of such collegiate study.

3. Subclause (2) of clause (b) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

(2) Time validity. The certificate shall be valid for three years from its effective date and shall not be renewable.

4. Item (i) of subclause (1) of clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

(i) Education. The candidate shall have attained a high school diploma or its equivalent and successfully completed a total of at least 18 semester hours of collegiate study acceptable toward meeting the requirements for an associate or baccalaureate degree.

5. Item (i) of subclause (1) of clause (d) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 80-5.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

(i) Education. The candidate shall have attained a high school diploma or its equivalent, successfully completed a total of at least 18 semester hours of collegiate study acceptable toward meeting the requirements for an associate or baccalaureate degree, and be matriculated in a program registered as leading to teacher certification pursuant to section 52.21 of this Title, or its equivalent, or in a program with an articulation agreement with such a program.

REGULATORY AMENDMENTS PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATES

(pupil personnel service titles and school administrator and supervisor certificates)

AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to sections 207, 305, 3001, 3004, 3006, and 3009 of the Education Law.
Section 80-1.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is repealed and a new section 80-1.7 is added, effective April 13, 2006, as follows:

80-1.7 Renewal of a provisional certificate.

(a) (1) By application to the commissioner by the holder of the certificate, the commissioner may renew an expired provisional certificate in the administrative and supervisory service or the pupil personnel service on one occasion only for a period of five years from the date the renewed provisional certificate is issued, provided that the candidate has met all requirements for the permanent certificate in the certificate title of the provisional certificate, except the experience requirement. The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to the renewal of a provisional certificate in the title school counselor. The requirements of paragraph (2) of this subdivision shall apply to the renewal of a provisional certificate in the title school counselor.

(2) By application of the holder of the certificate, the commissioner may renew an expired provisional certificate in the title school counselor on one occasion only for a period of five years from the date the renewed provisional certificate is issued in order to permit the candidate to meet the experience and/or education requirement for the permanent certificate in the title school counselor.

(b) The requirements for the permanent certificate shall be those in effect at the time the renewed provisional certificate is issued.

(c) The commissioner shall not renew a provisional certificate in the classroom teaching service. The commissioner shall not accept an application for the renewal of a provisional certificate in the administrative and supervisory service submitted to the commissioner after September 1, 2007.

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