What is NYSED Certification?
In order to hold a teaching or administrative position in
, a candidate must be certified by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as having met the education, examination, and experience requirements necessary to teach a particular subject at the prescribed grade level. New York State
, candidates are also required to hold a license, issued by the NYC Department of Education. Certification ensures that all teachers in New York City are being held to a high standard; that they have been adequately prepared, are competent, and have had the proper experience required for the position. New York State
Teachers College aims to prepare candidates for a career in Education or Administration and Pupil Personnel Services. Our programs are designed to give our candidates the coursework needed to meet the certification requirements as set forth by the New York State Education Department.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the Office of Teaching Initiatives website frequently to keep themselves abreast of all updates in regulations.
Teachers College programs were re-registered with NYS in 2003-2004, and tailored to meet current NYS standards, effective 2/2/2004. Completion of a state-registered program means that candidates have met at least the minimum education requirements for a NYS certificate in that particular area. On the NYSED website Search Certification Requirements page, this is referred to as the Approved Teacher Preparation Pathway.