NYSTRS Now Offers
Personal Device Consultations for MembersNYSTRS is pleased to announce a new convenient option for our benefits consultations program. Members can now connect to a NYSTRS video consultation using their own personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
With this new option, members can meet face to face via video with a NYSTRS representative who will discuss their retirement benefits and options, explain the retirement process, and answer any questions they might have. An estimate of the member’s benefits will be provided to them before the consultation (either via their secure MyNYSTRS account or by U.S. mail if they prefer).
Members can schedule a video consultation through the Tools page in their MyNYSTRS account or by calling us at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6100. Consultations are still also offered by telephone and may be scheduled in the same manner. (In-person meetings are on hold due to the pandemic.)
The poster on the ensuing page is being mailed to school principals. Please ensure it is posted in locations frequented by your staff. An electronic version of this Administrative Bulletin, complete with the poster, is also available on the Employers > Administrative Bulletins page of our website.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about this important service to members.
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The NYSUT Tarrytown Regional Office will be offering certification webinars for teachers and teaching assistants. Staff from NYSUT’s Research and Educational Services Department will present these webinars. The first session will be Registration & CTLE Requirements, scheduled for Monday, March 22 at 4:30PM. The second session is Special Education Certificates and Extensions, taking place Tuesday, March 23 at 4:30PM. Both sessions will last between 90 minutes and 2 hours. You must register to attend. The links for registration are below.
Registration & CTLE Requirements
The State Education Department requires Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) for all holders of professional classroom teaching, educational leadership, or Level III teaching assistant certificates. This webinar covers who needs to register and/or complete CTLE hours, what counts as CTLE hours, re-registering with the state, and record-keeping and reporting requirements.
Special Education Certificates and Extensions
This webinar will explain the certification options available to special education teachers or those considering special education.