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TC offers a wide range of state approved teacher education programs leading to initial or professional teacher certification,and school/district administrator certification in NY State. All programs blend graduate study and professional preparation, ensuring strong connections of theory with practice through extensive field experience and multiple opportunities for experiential learning informed by substantive engagement with education research and literature. Our programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and have met the highest standards set by the profession.
The Program in Social Studies recently redesigned student teaching seminars around five contexts of urban teaching. [View Program Spotlight]
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) website. (7/18/2014)
Teacher certification candidates who fail the edTPA and choose to take the ATS-W instead of retaking the edTPA pursuant to the "Safety Net" adopted by the Board of Regents at its April meeting may request a test voucher code to take the ATS-W at no cost to the candidate. (6/16/2014)
A teacher candidate who is seeking initial certification on or after May 1, 2014 and prior to June 30, 2015, will be required to submit the edTPA. (5/19/2014)
1) All certificates will have an "Issued Date" which will be the date it is issued, and 2) As of October 1, 2014, the permanent certificate will no longer be available. (5/5/2014)