Academic Excellence Fees (AEF) for Educator Preparation Programs Leading to Certification

Academic Excellence Fees (AEF) for Educator Preparation Programs Leading to Certification
November 2018


What has been proposed?

– Students in all educator preparation programs leading to certification will pay the Academic Excellence Fees.

How do you benefit from the AEF? You will receive the following support:

1. Free Taskstream accounts
NOTE: TaskStream would then be built into all coursework and enable feedback between you and faculty with the goal to improve both your academic performance and our programs.

2. Writing tutors (embedded in courses or during designated hours for SOE candidates

3. Certification Exam workshops

– EAS workshops
– CST workshops
– DASA workshops

4. edTPA lab:

– College Assistants
– Computers
– Designated room
– Camcorder bundles (camcorders, batteries, memory cards, tripods)
– Creating and maintenance of online tutorials (rubric modules)
NOTE: As far as Lehman College is aware, no other CUNY, SUNY or private college has an edTPA computer lab solely dedicated to supporting students in the completion of the technology requirements for the edTPA.

5. Educational Technology workshops:

– Google Tools for Educators (Level 1 Google Educator Certificate)
– Introduction to other online tools and apps for PK-12 teacher candidates
NOTE: Candidates have had good outcomes when they demonstrate skills learned from educational technology workshops during job interviews

Why do we need to pay the AEF?

– Support your participation in professional development workshops and events
– Receive free TaskStream account
– Enable you to provide timely feedback to the faculty and program about your academic performance
– Enhance your academic success in coursework
– Support your success on the certification exams

How much do we have to pay?

– $50 per student per academic semester for four (4) semesters if you are matriculated degree students.
– $50 per student per academic semester for two (2) semesters if you are non-degree students in certificate programs (e.g., bilingual extension, advanced certificate in Special Education, Gifted and Talented Education, etc).
– For students who are concurrently enrolled in the Master’s degree and advanced certificate or extension programs will pay up to four (4) semesters of the AEF.

How does the amount proposed by Lehman College compare to the amount proposed by other CUNY colleges in education?

– Lehman College proposed $50 per semester (significantly less than per credit!)
– Queens College proposed $25 per credit.
– Hunter College proposed $50 per credit.

When do we pay the AEF?

– At the beginning of each semester, i.e., spring and fall semesters.
– Would not be implemented until fall 2019.

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