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2017 NYSSLHA Convention
April 21-22, 2017
Saratoga Hilton and
The Saratoga Springs City Center




Changes Teacher Certificate Exams

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Teacher Certification Registration and CTLE Hours

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Article 16 Regulations - Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Loan Forgiveness

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that college graduates who live in and earned their degree in New York state will be able to apply for loan forgiveness beginning December 31, 2015.


The program, "Get on Your Feet," would make up the difference between federal education department loan repayment assistance and a graduate's total monthly payment. Qualifying applicants may have up to two years of payments covered.


Applicants must have graduated in December 2014 or later, earn under $50,000 per year and be enrolled in a federal loan repayment program.


Graduates will be able to apply through the state Higher Education Services Corporation


Safety Net Extension!!

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) safety nets

At its April 2016 meeting, the Board of Regents, by emergency regulation, extended the safety nets for the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA, certain redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) and the new Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers Grade 7 - Grade 12 Content Specialty Test.

For more information, please refer to the following link -

These safety nets will be effective through June 30, 2017.

If necessary, candidates may take advantage of multiple safety nets in order to meet the requirements for certification and will have until June 30, 2018, one year later, to meet all other certification requirements.

Any exam requirement to be satisfied by one of the safety nets must be satisfied on or before June 30, 2017.  For example, a candidate who has failed both the edTPA and the ALST may use both applicable safety nets.  However, all the requirements for the edTPA Safety Net and the ALST Safety Net must be met on or before June 30, 2017; the candidate will then have one additional year, until June 30, 2018, to complete all other requirements (example: coursework; DASA training).

The exam requirement(s) will not show as met until the safety net(s) are the last requirement for certification. If a candidate has met all requirements for certification by June 30, 2018 except the use of one or more of the safety nets and the certificate has not issued, email to request the safety net(s) be applied.


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