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Take advantage of resources at Teacher College
Our office is ready to help you with certification questions, so be sure to attend our open houses or set up a meeting with our Certification Officer. The Office of Career Services maintains job listings that you will want to review. They also offer workshops to help you develop an informative and appealing resume, acquire additional certification information, and hone your interviewing skills. Career Services also hosts numerous job fairs which give you the opportunity to speak with recruitment personnel from both public and private schools in NY and elsewhere. Remember to talk to faculty who also receive numerous job announcements and know much about schools in the area. Be sure to plan ahead as you consider recommendation letters.

 FYI  - NYSED - Types of Certificates and Licenses

Effective 02/01/2010, paper certificates will no longer be printed for time-limited certificates such as Initial & Provisional.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) TEACH online system should be used to verify certification status. For more information regarding this decision...CLICK HERE.
New Exams for Teacher and School Building Leader Certification to be Released in 2012
Click HERE for more information.

The availability of the "Individual Evaluation Pathway" to certification has been extended to May 1, 2014.
For more information click...HERE

Students in an education program leading to Initial or Professional certification at Teachers College are eligible for NY State teacher certification, upon satisfaction of all NYSED "Core Liberal Arts and Science" certification requirements and degree/program requirements.
Students who are NOT in a program registered with NYS, as leading to certification, should contact OTE for more information, or refer to the New York State Certification website.