Relates to requiring the commissioner of education to establish and enforce rules and regulations to incorporate the structured multisensory approach into the already required literacy curriculum for all teachers.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
March 7, 2019
Introduced by Sen. BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the incorpo-
ration of the structured multisensory approach into all required
literacy courses for prospective teachers
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
2 subdivision 57 to read as follows:
3 57. The commissioner shall establish and enforce rules and regulations
4 requiring every institution of higher education that offers a graduate
5 or undergraduate degree or certification program in education or educa-
6 tional administration located within the state to incorporate evidence-
7 based, effective methods of teaching reading, which shall include
8 instruction in direct and explicit structured multisensory approaches,
9 also known as structured literacy, within the current required literacy
11 § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
12 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.