Teachers College Partnership
Thanks to a new partnership, Ulster BOCES is now offering local school districts access to premier professional development opportunities through Columbia University’s Teachers College.
"Through this initiative, we are giving public school educators access to affordable professional development opportunities, delivered by one of the top educational colleges in the United States"
- Ulster BOCES District Superintendent Charles V. Khoury, Ed.D.
Ulster BOCES is currently collaborating with the renowned graduate school of education to host several online courses. Additional courses are anticipated as the partnership grows.
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By offering programs through Ulster BOCES, school districts can receive State Aid. The courses also meet the requirements for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits.
Professional development is essential for educators wishing to keep their skill sets sharp and their knowledge up-to-date in the ever-changing world of education, Dr. Khoury explains. “This exciting partnership expands the menu of high-quality training and educational opportunities offered through our Instructional Services division.”
Although these courses are not credit bearing in terms of being applicable towards a college degree, they meet the requirements for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit. New York State education law, which requires professionally certified teachers and Level III teaching assistants to register every five years, also requires them to complete 100 hours of State-approved CTLE professional development within each registration cycle.