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RYS 300 & RYS 500 Timeline
Though the June 2019 announcement mostly centers on changes associated with our RYS 200 foundational teacher training program, there are a few exciting changes of note for our RYS 300 and RYS 500 professional teacher training programs.
RYS 300s and RYS 500s can expect a similar announcement regarding outcomes from updated standards to their credentials in June 2020. These changes will impact new schools applying for the RYS 300 and RYS 500 credentials by February 2021, with current RYS 300 and RYS 500 programs re-applying under the new standards by December 31, 2021.
Until the new RYS 300 and RYS 500 standards take effect, their credentials will still allow for Educational Categories and contact and non-contact hours as defined and outlined prior to the June 2019 RYS 200 changes.
Exciting News for RYS 300s
New! For our RYS 300 credential, beginning July 2019, the RYS 300 will be decoupled from the RYS 200 renewal. This means that an RYS that operates both an RYS 200 and RYS 300 may renew them separately. We will also allow for a standalone RYS 300 in October 2019.
RYS 300 & RYS 500 Timeline. View full size.
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Though most of our announcements center on changes to the RYS 200 foundational teacher training program, we do have news to share about our professional programs, the RYS 300 and RYS 500.
You can expect similar initial outcomes that affect your credentials to be announced this time next summer in June 2020. Aspiring RYS 300 and 500 programs will need to abide by new standards by February 2021 with current programs abiding by them by the end of 2021. Until then, you will still utilize Educational Categories and contact vs non-contact hours with respect to your curriculum.
Two new announcements:
- Beginning in July 2019, the RYS 300 will be decoupled from the RYS 200 renewal.
- Later this year in 2019, we will allow for a standalone RYS 300 program.
Stay tuned for more information on these near-term changes.