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.

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"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 two online courses. Additional courses are anticipated as the partnership grows.

Available Courses:

Teaching Reading to Struggling Students

(3)-module online professional development program offered in July 2018

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Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom

Self-paced, four-module, online professional development course

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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 neither course is credit bearing in terms of being applicable towards a college degree, they both 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.

Contact for more information:

For more information about either of these courses, contact Gwendolyn Roraback or Allison Dodd, supervisors of Instructional Services. For registration information, please contact Eileen Catasus-Chapman or call 845.255.1402.