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State Education Department Proposes Changes to Enhance Teacher Preparation Programs to Better Serve English Language Learners


The State Education Department today proposed regulatory changes that would require teacher preparation programs in certain subject areas to dedicate at least three of the currently required six semester hours in language acquisition and literacy development to language acquisition and literacy development of English language learners (ELLs), Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced. The revision would apply to registered programs beginning on September 1, 2022.
A Notice of Proposed Rule making will be published in the State Register on April 24, 2019. Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted through June 24, 2019 and can be submitted by email to
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