The TED Workbook has been updated to reflect changes incorporated in the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric (Revised 2012) and posted online.



Professional Development Tracking Form

    Instructions For Everyone Who Needs To Complete Professional Development Hours:

    1. Download HR form from our website

    2. Complete the form as staff development occurs and have your supervisor initial each entry

    3. Once all professional development has occurred (usually late in June), have your supervisor sign your form and hand it in to Ana Reluzco

    4. Ana will input the information onto your TEACH site

    The professional development requirements for individuals holding professional certification in a teaching title or level III teaching assistant certification. Holders of these certificates are required to complete and report professional development in order to maintain those credentials. Specifically:

    • Professional certificate holders must complete 175 clock hours of professional development every five years, and
    • Level III teaching assistants must complete 75 clock hours of professional development every five years.

    It is important to note that these are the only certificates that require continuing professional development for certification purposes. All other teaching and teaching assistant certificate types (such as provisional certificates, permanent certificates, initial certificates, transitional certificates, continuing certificates, etc.) do not require completion of professional development in order to maintain a valid certificate.

    There is an Information Bulletin that provides additional information to assist NYSUT members in meeting the requirements set forth in Section 80-3.6 of the Commissioner's Regulations:

    The form below is provided for use by individuals holding either a Professional certificate or a Teaching Assistant Level III certificate.  Complete this form to report all approved Professional Development Activities. Certificate holders will submit the signed form to the Office of Human Resources for submission to SED. 



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Need Credits for Certification

ELT offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of NYSUT members. NYSUT ELT offers: Courses for undergraduate, graduate, and in-service credit; Partnership programs that lead to master's degrees; Seminars and professional development programs for teachers, school related professionals, and members from the health care community.

Search for Your State Ed Certificate

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Search Certification Requirements

NYSED - Certification

Create a TEACH online account


What you need to know about certification!

NYSUT - About Certification

New York State Teachers' Retirement System




What are my VOTE/COPE dollars used for?

VOTE-COPE is money used for lobbying to protect all that we think is important in education. We desperately need people in Albany who support funding for public schools, who will stand up to preserve pension and tenure laws, and who will not allow our right to collectively bargain disappear.

Very few realize that Tier III (1976) and Tier IV (1983), as originally enacted, called for NYSUT members to pay 3% of their salaries for their entire careers, and did not allow us to collect even a penny of our pensions until we turned 62. How did that change? Through hard-fought battles over the past twenty-eight years...battles that required money for our relentless lobbying efforts. (BY LAW, OUR UNION DUES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED FOR POLITICAL LOBBYING).

With 10,000 NYSUT members having lost their jobs recently, those of us lucky enough to be working or collecting pensions are being called upon to help make up the loss of their VOTE-COPE contributions.

Your union leaders are so incredibly grateful for those on payroll deduction. We thank you for making life easier by not having to solicit you every year for a VOTE-COPE check. We recognize that our Teaching Assistants earn far less than teachers and ask that you please, please consider a donation located on the form.



The authorization is made voluntarily and without fear of reprisal and with the understanding that the making of payments to VOTE/COPE are not conditions of membership in any labor organization or of employment with the school district and that VOTE/COPE will use the money it receives to make political contributions and expenditures in connection with federal, state and elections and issues. This authorization shall remain in full force and effect for all purposes while I am employed in this school district, or until revoked by me in writing between September 1st and September 15th of any given year.

Please contact Kevin Connell (CTEC Building/Trades) with any questions

Membership Cards
Please contact Robin Jones if you have any questions about membership cards. casasjones@aol.com

NYSUT Member Benefits
As a new member of NYSUT, you are entitled to participate in NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed programs and services.

BOCES - Employee Benefits
Dental/Health/ Life Insurance - Flexible Benefit Plan - Workers' Compensation - COBRA - BOCES - Employee Benefits

NYS Teachers Retirement System
Are you a member of the New York State Teachers Retirement System. If not, contact Building #4 (627-4713) to ask for information about joining the retirement system.

Health and Safety
Protocol for reporting a Health and Safety issue. First let the supervisor know about the situation. If it is not resolved, let Eric Kurz know via email - ekurz76@hotmail.com

Membership Discounts
2010-2011 AFT+ Member Benefits

Increase to 55.5 cents a mile

The IRS has increased the standard mileage rate for the final six months of 2011. The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011. This is an increase of 4.5 cents from the 51-cent rate in effect for the first six months of 2011.

Health Screenings

All staff members are entitled to 4 hours each year for a mammogram or prostate screening.  Choose ‘Health Screening’ on AESOP.  After your apt. fill out a personal leave form, fill in health screening as the reason, attach the receipt or Dr. note, give to your supervisor.

Membership Cards



NYSUT Member Benefits

Please contact Robin Jones if you have any questions about membership cards. casasjones@aol.com


As a new member of NYSUT, you are entitled to participate in

NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed programs and services.






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