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Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI)

Teacher preparation, programming, and instruction are a part of our ongoing commitment to English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs) and the New York State Education Department’s overarching and steadfast mission to ensure that all students attain the highest level of academic success and language proficiency and become college and career ready. The CR-ITI-BE program’s main initiative is to provide ELLs/MLLs with highly qualified and certified teachers in the areas of Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a New Language (ENL).  Click this link to be directed to current CR-ITI programs.


New York State Education Department Resources

  • New York State Education Department Home Page – The Board of Regents and its State Education Department govern education from prekindergarten to graduate school. They are constitutionally responsible for setting education policy, standards and rules – and are legally required to ensure that the entities they oversee carry them out
  • New York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages  – Our mission is to ensure that all New York State students, including English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs), attain the highest level of academic success and language proficiency.
  • New York State Office of State Assessment – Information dealing with test scores, regents examinations, and learning standards for both elementary through high school curricula.
  • Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network  – (RBE-RN) work in partnership with OBEWL staff to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts/schools in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).
  • State Aid – Financial support for public schools comes from three sources: the federal government, state formula aids and grants, and revenues raised locally.  State aid for public schools comes primarily from the State General Fund wherein the major revenue source is state taxes.
  • Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers – (RSE-TASC) are specifically structured with resources that will provide expertise to school districts to improve core instructional programs that research has shown to be effective for students with disabilities.
  • Board of Regents – The Regents are responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the State, presiding over The University and the New York State Education Department. The Regents are organized into standing committees, subcommittees and work groups whose members and chairs are appointed by the Chancellor.

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