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Information and Guidance for Colleges and Universities In Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

May 20, 2020

Memo: Distance Education Flexibility Fall 2020 Semester

NYS Education Department guidance for NYS Colleges and Universities related to distance education and the Fall 2020 semester.

May 12, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - NYS Colleges and Universities Impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This FAQ document clarifies and supplements the guidance document that was first issued on March 5, 2020 and updated on April 2, 2020 and responds to related questions received from the field.

May 4, 2020

Certification Examination Guidance for New York State Registered Educator Preparation Programs Impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

New York State registered educator preparation programs (EPPs) and candidates seeking New York State certification have experienced many challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. This guidance is an update to the March 30th guidance and is issued in partial response to the reopening of some of the test centers on May 1, 2020.

April 27, 2020

Guidance for Educator Preparation Programs on Acceptance of “Pass” Grades in the Individual Evaluation Pathway

NYSED will allow any undergraduate or graduate level content core or pedagogical core course, completed during the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020 terms with a “pass” grade, or its equivalent, to count towards the content core or pedagogical core semester hour requirements for certification through the Individual Evaluation pathway.

April 2, 2020

UPDATED Guidance for Colleges and Universities on Addressing the Needs of Students Impacted by the Coronavirus

NYS Education Department updated guidance for NYS Colleges and Universities related to the Coronavirus and its impact on students and campuses. Please note that this guidance is an update to the original guidance posted on March 5, 2020. 

March 30, 2020

Guidance for Educator Preparation Programs on Clinical Experiences and Certification Impacted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This guidance document and accompanying FAQs address the current issues and challenges related to clinical experiences and certification during the COVID-19 crisis this semester. 

March 20, 2020

NYSED DASA Training Online

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) training may be offered entirely online during the COVID-19 state of emergency in New York State.

March 5, 2020

NYSED Coronavirus Guidance for Colleges and Universities

NYS Education Department guidance for NYS Colleges and Universities related to the Coronavirus and its impact on students and campuses. Please note that this guidance was updated on April 2, 2020.