Statement by CICU President Laura L. Anglin on the Independent Sector's Role in Preparing Teachers

News Date: 6/13/2013

Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, a statewide association for more than 100 private, not-for-profit New York State colleges and universities, said: "Since 2002, New York has led in the number of students enrolled in education programs, and our teacher preparation programs are subject to some of the most rigorous standards for teacher education in the country. In addition to national accreditation, all teacher preparation programs in New York must meet rigorous and comprehensive standards for content and quality prior to their approval by the New York State Board of Regents and registration by the New York State Education Department."

"New York’s independent colleges and universities are the state's leading providers of teacher and school leader education, with 74 independent, degree-granting higher education institutions in New York State offering 5,154 teacher preparation programs at 95 campus locations around the state. These campuses are highly active in P-16 partnerships and collaborations with the state’s schools in all areas—rural, suburban and urban—and this activity enhances access and opportunity as well as college readiness. CICU's member campuses confer most of the education degrees earned in the state (63% of the total at all levels, including nearly 68% of the master’s and nearly 85% of the doctorates)."

About the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (54%), master's degrees (73%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (79%) earned in New York State. 


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