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Findings by State - New York

Overview

Scope of Review in New York
  21117 New teachers from the state's higher education institutions included in Review (2010)
  84 Institutions evaluated by NCTQ in the 2013 Review
-103 elementary programs, undergraduate (UG) and graduate (G)
-100 secondary programs, undergraduate (UG) and graduate (G)
  33 Institutions with sufficient data for an overall program rating
-Collectively supplying 51% of the state's traditionally trained teachers
-40 elementary programs, undergraduate (UG) and graduate (G)
-44 secondary programs, undergraduate (UG) and graduate (G)
27% Institutions sharing information for the Review
Big "take-aways" about teacher preparation in New York:

  • Highly rated programs -- Programs at CUNY - Brooklyn College (graduate secondary), CUNY - Hunter College (undergraduate elementary and secondary, graduate secondary), CUNY - Lehman College (undergraduate and graduate secondary), SUNY - Binghamton University (graduate secondary) and SUNY College at Old Westbury (undergraduate secondary) are on the Teacher Prep Review's Honor Roll, earning at least three out of four possible stars. Across the country, NCTQ identified 21 elementary programs (4 percent of those rated) and 84 secondary programs (14 percent) for the Honor Roll.

  • Selectivity in admissions -- The Review found that 29 percent of elementary and secondary programs in New York restrict admissions to the top half of the college-going population, compared to 28 percent nationwide. Countries where students consistently outperform the U.S. typically set an even higher bar, with teacher prep programs recruiting candidates from the top third of the college-going population.

Some worry that increasing admissions requirements will have a negative effect on the diversity of teacher candidates. By increasing the rigor and therefore the prestige of teacher preparation the profession will attract more talent, including talented minorities. This is not an impossible dream: 83 programs across the country earn a Strong Design designation on this standard because they are both selective and diverse, including Barnard College (undergraduate elementary and secondary), Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus (undergraduate elementary and secondary), SUNY College at Old Westbury (undergraduate elementary) and Touro College (undergraduate elementary).

  • Early reading instruction -- Just 8 percent of evaluated elementary programs in New York are preparing teacher candidates in effective, scientifically based reading instruction, an even lower percentage than the small minority of programs (29 percent) providing such training nationally.

  • Elementary math -- A mere 19 percent of evaluated elementary programs nationwide provide strong preparation to teach elementary mathematics, training that mirrors the practices of higher performing nations such as Singapore and South Korea. Only 8 percent of the evaluated elementary programs in New York provide such training.

  • Student teaching -- Of the evaluated elementary and secondary programs in New York, 78 percent entirely fail to ensure a high quality student teaching experience, in which candidates are assigned only to highly skilled teachers and receive frequent concrete feedback. 71 percent of programs across the country failed this standard.

  • Classroom management -- 29 percent of the evaluated New York elementary and secondary programs earn a perfect four stars for providing feedback to teacher candidates on concrete classroom management strategies to improve classroom behavior, compared to 23 percent of evaluated programs nationwide.

  • Content preparation -- Only 5 percent of New York's elementary programs earn three or four stars for providing teacher candidates adequate content preparation, compared to 11 percent of elementary programs nationwide. At the high school level, 33 percent of New York secondary programs earn four stars for content preparation, compared to 35 percent nationwide.

  • Outcome data -- 12 percent of evaluated programs in New York earn four stars for collecting data on their graduates, compared to 26 percent of evaluated programs in the national sample. In the absence of state efforts to connect student achievement data to teacher preparation programs, administer surveys of graduates and employers or require administration of teacher performance assessments (TPAs), programs that fare poorly on this standard have not taken the initiative to collect any such data on their own. New York will soon require a performance assessment for licensure.

New York Elementary Teacher Prep Rating Distribution

New York Secondary Teacher Prep Rating Distribution


Programs that earned 3-star rating or more
CUNY - Brooklyn College - Graduate Secondary
CUNY - Hunter College - Undergraduate Elementary
CUNY - Hunter College - Undergraduate Secondary
CUNY - Hunter College - Graduate Secondary
CUNY - Lehman College - Undergraduate Secondary
CUNY - Lehman College - Graduate Secondary
SUNY - Binghamton University - Graduate Secondary
SUNY College at Old Westbury - Undergraduate Secondary
Consumer Alert: Programs earning no stars

Endorsers of the Review in New York

DFER New York
NYCAN

Joel Klein, former Superintendent, New York City Department of Education
James Williams, former Superintendent, Buffalo City Public Schools

New York's Teacher Prep Review was made possible by the following foundations and organizations

New York funders
The Bodman Foundation
Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation
William E. Simon Foundation

A limited portion of funds was provided by national funders
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Gleason Family Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Searle Freedom Trust
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
The Teaching Commission
Anonymous (2)

Institution List

Institutions with Teacher Training Rated
 
Adelphi University Annual new teacher production (2010):  474
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
Alfred University Annual new teacher production (2010):  128
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Bank Street College of Education Annual new teacher production (2010):  215
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Bard College Annual new teacher production (2010):  29
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Barnard College Annual new teacher production (2010):  22
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Canisius College Annual new teacher production (2010):  523
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
College of Mount Saint Vincent Annual new teacher production (2010):  32
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
College of New Rochelle Annual new teacher production (2010):  120
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
College of Saint Rose Annual new teacher production (2010):  472
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Columbia University Annual new teacher production (2010):  477
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Concordia College - New York Annual new teacher production (2010):  22
Undergraduate Elementary
CUNY - Brooklyn College Annual new teacher production (2010):  450
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Graduate Special Education
CUNY - City College Annual new teacher production (2010):  355
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Graduate Special Education
CUNY - College of Staten Island Annual new teacher production (2010):  247
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary
CUNY - Hunter College Annual new teacher production (2010):  368
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Graduate Special Education
CUNY - Lehman College Annual new teacher production (2010):  424
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
CUNY - Medgar Evers College Annual new teacher production (2010):  17
Undergraduate Elementary
CUNY - Queens College Annual new teacher production (2010):  867
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Special Education
CUNY - York College Annual new teacher production (2010):  28
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
D'Youville College Annual new teacher production (2010):  537
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Daemen College Annual new teacher production (2010):  342
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Dominican College Annual new teacher production (2010):  37
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Dowling College Annual new teacher production (2010):  518
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Elmira College Annual new teacher production (2010):  83
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Five Towns College Annual new teacher production (2010):  26
Undergraduate Elementary
Fordham University Annual new teacher production (2010):  207
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Annual new teacher production (2010):  25
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Hofstra University Annual new teacher production (2010):  497
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Houghton College Annual new teacher production (2010):  55
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Iona College Annual new teacher production (2010):  90
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Ithaca College Annual new teacher production (2010):  145
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Keuka College Annual new teacher production (2010):  64
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Le Moyne College Annual new teacher production (2010):  170
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - Brentwood Annual new teacher production (2010):  181
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - Brooklyn Annual new teacher production (2010):  170
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - C. W. Post Annual new teacher production (2010):  563
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - Riverhead Annual new teacher production (2010):  25
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - Rockland Annual new teacher production (2010):  88
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Long Island University - Westchester Annual new teacher production (2010):  53
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Manhattan College Annual new teacher production (2010):  123
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Manhattanville College Annual new teacher production (2010):  345
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary
Marist College Annual new teacher production (2010):  142
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Medaille College Annual new teacher production (2010):  600
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Mercy College Annual new teacher production (2010):  473
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Metropolitan College of New York Annual new teacher production (2010):  25
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Molloy College Annual new teacher production (2010):  227
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Mount Saint Mary College Annual new teacher production (2010):  208
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Nazareth College Annual new teacher production (2010):  399
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
New York Institute of Technology Annual new teacher production (2010):  0
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
New York University Annual new teacher production (2010):  489
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Niagara University Annual new teacher production (2010):  393
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
Nyack College Annual new teacher production (2010):  33
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Pace University Annual new teacher production (2010):  714
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Roberts Wesleyan College Annual new teacher production (2010):  112
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Sage Colleges Annual new teacher production (2010):  150
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Siena College Annual new teacher production (2010):  29
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. Bonaventure University Annual new teacher production (2010):  90
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. Francis College Annual new teacher production (2010):  28
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. John Fisher College Annual new teacher production (2010):  237
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. John's University Annual new teacher production (2010):  394
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. Joseph College Annual new teacher production (2010):  49
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. Lawrence University Annual new teacher production (2010):  21
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
St. Thomas Aquinas College Annual new teacher production (2010):  105
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Stony Brook University Annual new teacher production (2010):  184
Undergraduate Secondary
SUNY - Binghamton University Annual new teacher production (2010):  98
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - College at Buffalo Annual new teacher production (2010):  585
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
Undergraduate Special Education
SUNY - Fredonia Annual new teacher production (2010):  341
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - Geneseo Annual new teacher production (2010):  314
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Undergraduate Special Education
SUNY - New Paltz Annual new teacher production (2010):  418
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - Oswego Annual new teacher production (2010):  505
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - Plattsburgh Annual new teacher production (2010):  250
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - Potsdam Annual new teacher production (2010):  488
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY - University at Albany Annual new teacher production (2010):  161
Graduate Secondary
SUNY College at Brockport Annual new teacher production (2010):  328
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY College at Cortland Annual new teacher production (2010):  681
Undergraduate Elementary
Graduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Graduate Secondary
SUNY College at Old Westbury Annual new teacher production (2010):  110
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
SUNY College at Oneonta Annual new teacher production (2010):  250
Undergraduate Elementary
Undergraduate Secondary
Syracuse University Annual new teacher production (2010):  191
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
Touro College Annual new teacher production (2010):  1384
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Union Graduate College Annual new teacher production (2010):  41
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
University at Buffalo Annual new teacher production (2010):  96
Graduate Elementary
Graduate Secondary
University of Rochester Annual new teacher production (2010):  33
Graduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Utica College Annual new teacher production (2010):  53
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Undergraduate Secondary Some standard scores available
Wagner College Annual new teacher production (2010):  74
Undergraduate Elementary Some standard scores available
Graduate Secondary Some standard scores available

Institutions with Teacher Training Not Rated

Boricua College
Cazenovia College
Colgate University
Cornell University
CUNY New York City College of Technology
Hartwick College
Marymount Manhattan College
New York Medical College
Pratt Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College
School of Visual Arts
Skidmore College
Vassar College
Wells College
Yeshiva University

State Context

Good preparation does not guarantee that teachers will ultimately be effective, but there is much that states can do to ensure that new teachers are classroom ready. The tables below are drawn from NCTQ's 2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (Full State Report here) and offer a summary of New York's teacher preparation policies, identifying strong policies and those in need of improvement.

Each state has a set of laws, rules and regulations that govern how teachers are prepared for the classroom. These policies establish guidelines for admission to teacher preparation programs, set standards for what teachers should know and be able to do in order to be licensed, and can be used to hold preparation programs accountable for the quality of teachers they produce.

Although states regulate most aspects of how teachers are prepared, where in each state this authority lies is not standard across the country. And in some states, authority for different components of teacher preparation rests with different entities.