Statement from CICU President Lola W. Brabham on Reforms to Entry Requirements for Graduate Education Programs

News Date: 11/16/2021

Statement from Lola W. Brabham, President of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, on the signing of S.5666/A.7490 and S.6600/A.7491 into law: 

“Governor Hochul’s action paves the way for more New Yorkers to pursue their passion for teaching by obtaining graduate degrees in education and school leadership. CICU member campuses are proud to educate nearly 60 percent of all future teachers and school leaders who earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees in New York. Reforming the entry requirements for graduate programs in teaching and school leadership will open the door to a career in teaching for more qualified, passionate, and diverse educators. On behalf of New York’s 100+ private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, we applaud Governor Hochul’s action on this bill and we thank the bills’ sponsors, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, for their unwavering commitment to independent higher education in New York.”