New Bar Exam For New Teachers in NYS Budget!!

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Concerned Taxpayer

Oneida, NY

#1 Mar 30, 2013
It's about time!
teacher

Brookfield, CT

#2 Mar 30, 2013
We already take several certification exams....
Yeah

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 30, 2013
Bring on the bar exam - but NYS already requires a bachelors, a masters (within 5 years of attaining your bachelors), and three state tests that are four hours each.

Oh, and all teachers who attained certification after 2004 have to prove they have completed 175 hours of professional development every five years for the remainder of their teaching career.
Dogg78

New Hartford, NY

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Take the tests and get back to me. The first two tests are not too hard but the third is tuff plus it costs a good penny. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Listen

Worcester, MA

#5 Mar 31, 2013
NYS teachers are already the most certified of all the states. Our nys government demands so much from them plus more education than is necessary. It's just a way to grease the pockets of the test makers and of course the government with all the registration fees for tests and licenses.
Louie

Oneida, NY

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Bring on the Bar Exam!!!!
Listen

Worcester, MA

#8 Mar 31, 2013
They must be really old then and should retire! Now teachers must have their masters. I don't know when that law was enacted. Does anyone?
teacher

Red Hook, NY

#9 Mar 31, 2013
fact wrote:
I can guarantee you there are plenty of teachers teaching in the Utica City schools that only have their bachelors.
It is a NYS REQUIREMENT to have a Master's degree within 5 years of your first teaching position. Any school in any NYS district That is on the State's list for improvement CANNOT hire a person unless they meet those requirements.
teacher

Red Hook, NY

#10 Mar 31, 2013
Listen wrote:
They must be really old then and should retire! Now teachers must have their masters. I don't know when that law was enacted. Does anyone?
I graduated with my Master's in 1996....I'm far from 'old'.
common sense

Utica, NY

#11 Apr 1, 2013
[QUOTE who="teacher
"]<quoted text>
It is a NYS REQUIREMENT to have a Master's degree within 5 years of your first teaching position. Any school in any NYS district That is on the State's list for improvement CANNOT hire a person unless they meet those requirements.[/QUOTE] If having your masters is so important why are they letting people start teaching without it? Could it be a way to keep all these not for profit non property tax paying colleges full?
Ok too

Enfield, CT

#12 Apr 1, 2013
Teacher- I was talking about teachers with just a bachelors
teacher

Brimfield, MA

#13 Apr 1, 2013
common sense wrote:
[QUOTE who="teacher
"]<quoted text>
It is a NYS REQUIREMENT to have a Master's degree within 5 years of your first teaching position. Any school in any NYS district That is on the State's list for improvement CANNOT hire a person unless they meet those requirements. "

If having your masters is so important why are they letting people start teaching without it? Could it be a way to keep all these not for profit non property tax paying colleges full?
Because you are paid a LOT less if you start teaching with a bachelor's....easier on school budgets.

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