Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will establish minimum admissions standards for the 17 teacher education programs run by the State Univeristy of New York (SUNY) system.
According to the Albany Times Union, the new standards will require all enrollees to have a 3.0 grade point average and high scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs), although this score number has not yet been identified. Governor Cuomo issued the following statement on the new admissions standards:
"The quality of New York's higher education system depends on having the best and brightest teachers in our classrooms teaching our students," Cuomo said in a statement. "These new admission requirements will help ensure that we are recruiting from exceptional candidates to educate our state's students."