RFP Number: GT-05

A Request for Proposals for
Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs



We are pleased to announce the institutions awarded funding for the Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Program. The awarded institutions diligently worked with partner schools to meet the required APPR submission deadline of July 1st as required in the Request for Proposals. These institutions will provide the services outlined in the RFP for the period of November 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014.

  • SUNY Oswego has partnered with the Syracuse City School District. The program's main goal is improved academic achievement of K–12 English Language Learners. Candidates will receive TESOL certification.
  • SUNY Cortland has partnered with the Binghamton High School in the Binghamton City School District. The program is designed to increase the role of school partners in the preparation of effective science and math teachers. Candidates will receive Adolescent Math and Science 7–12 certification.


The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to encourage and support innovative, clinically rich undergraduate upper division teacher preparation pilot program partnerships that will prepare candidates to become effective educators in high-need public schools with high concentrations of under-served and/or under-prepared students, such as those living in poverty, those with special needs, or those who are learning English as a second language. 


Institution of Higher Education (IHE) in partnership with at least one eligible Local Education Agency (LEA). Eligible applicants are only those IHEs within New York State with a currently registered, active and accredited program(s) in the Targeted Certification Title(s) for which the proposal is submitted.

  • SWD 7-12 Generalist, with or without SWD subject area extensions and with or without bilingual extensions;
  • Math 7-12 or Science 7-12 Education (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science) with or without bilingual extensions;
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

(Note: Dual certificate programs are not eligible.)

The eligibility requirements are solely for purposes of this RFP.


Source: RTTT
Estimated Funds Available: $9.7 million
Awards will be made subject to availability of funding by the U.S. Department of Education


Applications must be received by: June 29, 2012

Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification:

August 15, 2012

Anticipated Project Period:



Applicant Webinar

The New York State Education Department will host an Applicant Webinar on: May 14, 2012.

In order to participate in the Webinar Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., please email UGTEACHERRFP@mail.nysed.gov the following information to register: 

  1. your name
  2. organization’s name
  3. contact email address
  4. please include "UGCRTPPP Webinar" in the subject line.

Registration must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, May 10, 2012.  

All interested applicants should consider attending this webinar because critical project information will be shared, followed by a question and answer period.

Questions and Correspondence Regarding This RFP

Content questions regarding this RFP had to be sent by close of business May 17, 2012. The period for content questions is now closed. Please refer to the Questions and Answers document for answers to questions received. Questions about RFP process may still be directed to UGTEACHERRFP@mail.nysed.gov.


Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

Elena F. Bruno

Lynn Caruso





Issue of RFP


Applicant Webinar


Final Receipt of Questions


Official Responses to Questions


Proposal Due Date


Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification


Anticipated Program Start




Applicants are responsible for making sure the application package is complete based on the included Application Checklist. A complete proposal application consists of one package that includes one (1) original plus five (5) copies of each of the following:

  • Proposal Cover Page (Attachment A)
  • Table of Contents
  • Program Narrative –maximum 25 pages
  • Budget Narrative
  • FS-10: Proposed Budget for a Federal or State Project for the first period of November 1, 2012–August 31, 2013 and an FS-10 for project period September 1, 2013–August 31, 2014.
  • Partnership MOU(s) (Attachment B)
  • Attachment C, Mandatory Requirement Certification
  • Attachment D, Residency School Data
  • Attachment E, Statement of Assurances
  • Attachment F, Yearly Budget Summary
  • Application for Program Registration

These documents must be submitted as detailed below and received at NYSED no later than 3:00 p.m., June 29, 2012:

One (1) original and five (5) copies of the proposal package labeled UGCRTPPP Program Proposal - RFP #GT-05.  The original must be clearly identified with the original signature of the CEO or designee; of the Partner LEA superintendent(s) or designee(s); and CEO or designee of other partner(s).  

One (1) CD containing:

  • a copy of the UGCRTPPP Program Narrative in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf); and
  • all other proposal documents, MOUs, attachments, forms, and the Program Registration Application.

Proposals must be mailed or delivered to:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Lynn Caruso, RFP#GT-05
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

(Facsimile or emailed copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)



Original RFP Posting Date: April 30, 2012

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Last Updated: September 21, 2012 12:41 PM