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Initial Teacher Preparation

Applied Behavior Analysis

Our teacher preparation program is devoted to the practices of teaching as a science. We believe that education should be first driven by the needs of students and families in terms of their contribution and access to habilitative lifestyles through the application of the basic and applied sciences of behavior.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ABAS-Early Childhood Ed (Birth-2), Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6), Students With Disabilities (Birth-2),                                                  Students With Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

NYSED-Program Code: 29406

As a student in the Master of Arts: -Applied Behavior Analysis- INIT – (ABAS) 43 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate for the above listed teaching certificates, you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Childhood Ed(Grades 1-6),                                                                                                              Early Childhood Ed(Birth-2), SWD(Grades 1-6), SWD(Birth-2)*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English, and including sign language)– 3 cr

   

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Childhood Ed(Grades 1-6)/Early Childhood Ed(Birth-2)                                                                                                                  SWD(Grades 1-6)/SWD(Birth-2)**: 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4006 (satisfactory course completion will be proof)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Childhood Ed(Grades 1-6)/Early Childhood Ed(Birth-2) SWD(Grades 1-6)/SWD(Birth-2)r equirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed. Your degree audit should reflect as MET (with a green check) on all GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences subjects

 

NYSED acceptable grades:  Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below: 

    Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

    • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
    • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
    • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
    • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
    • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
    • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Art and Art Education

At Teachers College Columbia University we approach art and art education and the practices and theories that inform it in an integrated, research-oriented and imaginative way. Positioned within Teachers College, one of the leading schools of education in the world, the Program in Art and Art Education has made a significant contribution to the field both nationally and internationally.

Teachers College has a lively and dynamic theory-practice-research culture. All faculty are educators and artists with significant publication-exhibition profiles, actively involved in research as well as teaching. 

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ARTE-Visual Arts (All Grades)

Program Code: 27831

As a student in the Master of Arts: Art & Art Education INIT – (ARTE) 40 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Visual Arts (All Grades), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Visual Arts (All Grades)-INIT teacher certification*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Visual Arts (All Grades)-INIT**:

  Visual Arts- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Visual Arts (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed. Your degree audit should reflect as MET (with a green check) on all GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences subjects

 

NYSED acceptable grades:  Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below: 

    Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

    • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
    • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
    • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
    • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
    • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
    • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

In our increasingly diverse world, the study of multiple languages and in multiple languages is in high demand. The Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education acknowledges the need to provide students with a foundation for understanding and working with bilingual learners in diverse educational settings. Our program specializes in education that privileges language minority student populations in the U.S. and in the world.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

BILC-Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension

Program Code: 27821

 

As a student in the Master of Arts: Bilingual/Bicultural Childhood Education INIT – (BILC) 33-40 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension, you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension-INIT teacher certification*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the oldest teacher education programs in the country.  It provides an intensive study of the educational issues of individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, child development, and pedagogy with the aim of preparing teachers who will address the educational and literacy needs of these youngsters. We serve and prepare individuals for work with children who possess a wide range of hearing losses in classes using diverse communication systems.  

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

DHEA-Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades)

Program Code: 29410 

As a student in the Master of Education: Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing– (DHEA) 60 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- your chosen Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades)-INIT**: 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE): 

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4000 or 4001 (satisfactorily course completion will be proof)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Elementary Education

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

DHCI-Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6 (DUAL)

Program Code: 27826

As a student in the Master of Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing- DUAL – (DHCI) 60 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Bilingual Extension-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)**:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4000 or 4001 (satisfactorily course completion will be proof)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below: 

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Adolescence Education

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

DHAE-Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Adolescent Subject (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 27827 

As a student in the Master of Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing/Adolescence Ed DUAL – (DHAE) 60 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & “Adolescent subject” (Grades 7-12), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Deaf & Hard of Hearing & “Adolescent subject” (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- your chosen Adolescent subject (Grades 7-12)-INIT**:

 

  • 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits) for your chosen adolescent subject listed below: 
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth Science

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4000 or 4001 (satisfactorily course completion will be proof)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & “Adolescent subject” (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Early Childhood Education

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

DHEI-Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Early Childhood Ed (Birth-2 (DUAL)

Program Code: 27828 

As a student in the Master of Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing/Early Childhood Ed DUAL – (DHEI) 60 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Early Childhood Education (Birth-2), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Early Childhood Education (Birth-2) -INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)**: 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE): 

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4000 or 4001 (satisfactorily course completion will be proof)

 

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Early Childhood Ed (Birth-2) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Reading Specialist

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

DHRI-Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades) & Reading Specialist (Birth-6) & (Grades 5-12)

Program Code: 30294

 

As a student in the Master of Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing/Reading Specialist Ed DUAL – (DHRI) 60 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades), Literacy (Birth-6) & Literacy (Grades 5-12), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades), Literacy (Birth-6) & Literacy (Grades 5-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- your chosen Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades), Literacy (Birth-6) & Literacy (Grades 5-12)-INIT**:

 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE): 

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4000 or 4001 (satisfactorily course completion will be proof)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Deaf & Hard of Hearing (All Grades), Literacy (Birth-6) & Literacy (Grades 5-12)-INIT) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Early Childhood Education

Students are prepared to teach in diverse and inclusive environments, including homes, schools, and other community settings, which serve children from birth to age 8 and their families. Child-centered and culturally sensitive practices are emphasized throughout the program, focusing on the need for multiple methods of instruction to accommodate a broad range of learners. Through a curriculum that integrates general and special early childhood education content, we aim to enable our initial certification students to become outstanding early childhood teachers, decision makers, and intellectual and ethical leaders.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ECED-Early Childhood Ed (Birth-2)

Program Code: 29370

As a student in the Master of Arts: Early Childhood Education INIT – (ECED) 40 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-2), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Early Childhood Education (Birth-2) - INIT teacher certification*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)**:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Early Childhood Education (Birth-2) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Elementary Inclusive Education

The Preservice Program in Elementary Inclusive Education is both a graduate program and a professional course of study. This rigorous academic program is designed primarily for those who have no (or minimal) formal preparation or coursework in education and are beginning their study of teaching. The program leads to an M.A. degree and New York State teacher certification. Upon completion of the program, graduates can also apply for teacher certification in states other than New York, and many secure teaching positions elsewhere in the U.S. as well as internationally.

There are two main components to the program: course work and student teaching. All M.A. students have a five-year candidacy period in which to complete their degree program.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ELEM-Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6)

Program Code: 27834 

As a student in the Master of Arts: Childhood Education INIT – (ELEM) 40 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) - INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)**:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below: 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Gifted Education

Students who are interested in gifted education have two options on the M.A. level at Teachers College.

Those with no background in education can obtain the extension in gifted education as well as certification as an elementary school teacher through the Elementary Inclusive Education Program with the gifted extension (ELGF-DUAL).

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL/PROFESSIONAL/PERMANENT teacher certification Extension:

Gifted Education (PreK-12)

Program Code: 29401 

 

As a student in the Master of Arts: Gifted Education –(GIFT) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, leading to a NYSED- Gifted Education Extension (PreK-12)  –INITIAL/PROFESSIONAL/PERMANENT teaching certificate you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirement prior to degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Hold a valid New York State (NYS)- INITIAL/PROFESSIONAL/PERMANET classroom teaching certificate(other than career & technical). 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: If, at the time of admission, you do not hold a valid New York State— INITIAL/PROFESSIONAL/PERMANET classroom teaching certificate(other than career & technical), then you may be in the wrong program.  If this is your status, then it is advisable that you consult this information with your academic program advisor to possibly process a program change to accommodate your NYSED-certification status to be institutionally recommended for.

 

 

Intellectual Disability/Autism

Our programs prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities across a range of contexts. We offer MA and MEd programs in Intellectual Disability/Autism leading to special education certification for teachers of students with and without disabilities in a variety of public and private classroom settings (e.g., general education classrooms, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classrooms, self-contained classrooms, and special schools) across early childhood, childhood, and adolescence. We also offer an MA in Severe/Multiple disabilities for current special educators, and an MA in Guidance and Habilitation for those seeking a non-teacher certification interdisciplinary program focused on the study of individuals with developmental disabilities. At the doctoral level, we offer EdD and PhD programs. Across all of our programs, we offer specialized preparation for working with individuals Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ITDS-Intellectual Disabilities/Autism

Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) & Students With Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

NYSED-Program Code: 29957

 

As a student in the Master of Arts: -Intellectual Disabilities/Autism- INIT – (ITDS) 47 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) & Students W/Disabilities (Grades 1-6), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for-Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) & Students W/Disabilities (Grades 1-6)*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 6 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 6 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 6 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 6 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English, and including sign language)– 3 cr

 

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Childhood Ed(Grades 1-6)/ & Students W/Disabilities (Grades 1-6)**:

 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 4 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Autism workshop components is embedded in course HBSE 4011 (course completion will be proof)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) & Students W/Disabilities (Grades 1-6) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed. Your degree audit should reflect as MET (with a green check) on all GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences subjects.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

  • Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

    Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

    • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
    • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
    • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
    • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
    • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
    • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

 

Literacy Specialist

The Literacy Specialist M.A. program leads to New York State certification in Teaching Literacy and prepares students to assume leadership roles in literacy education.

Students in the 32 point program are immersed in an intense study of practice, theory, and research. They investigate individual and group literacy learning, teacher development, community partnerships, institutional change, and other contemporary and political issues facing literacy education. Participants’ own literacy work plays an important role in their course work. Students write creatively as well as professionally, participate in reading clubs, and keep portfolios of their reading and writing development.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

LITI-Literacy Specialist (Birth-Grade 6)

Program Code: 29479

As a student in the Master of Arts: Literacy Specialist INIT – (LITI) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Literacy Birth-Grade 6), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have completed an approved teacher preparation program IN or OUT of NY-State and /or hold a valid New York State (NYS) or out of NYS- classroom teaching certificate (other than career & technical).

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Literacy (Birth-6) - INIT teacher certification*:

 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,
  • Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)**:

  •  Liberal Arts & Sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

 Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

 

Mathematics Education

Over its long and distinguished history, the Program in Mathematics Education has stressed the preparation of leaders in education. These leaders are successful scholars in their discipline, as well as educators. Faculty and staff are committed to leadership training through a variety of courses, workshops, and research experiences, domestic and through international study offerings. Many of the local learning experiences are performed in collaboration with private, public, and parochial schools in the tri-state metropolitan region.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

MATH (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 29396

As a student in the Master of Arts: Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12) INIT-- (MATH) 36 creditsprogram, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Mathematics (Grades 7-12), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Mathematics (Grades 7-12)-INT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, geography)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for-Mathematics (Grades 7-12)**:

  •  Mathematics - 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of unmet coursework, if any.  You may complete then unmet coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED “Content Core— Mathematics (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic program advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed. Your degree audit should reflect as MET (with a green check) on all GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences subjects.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

 

Out of NY-State teacher certification support-(if interested) see below:

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.
  • Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

 

Music and Music Education

Welcome to the program in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country. This rich heritage and legacy provides a foundation upon which current faculty and students engage with contemporary issues in music education, especially those associated within our urban setting.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

Music (All Grades)

Program Code: 29375

As a student in the Master of Arts-: Music Education INIT – (MUSC) 40 credits program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Music (All Grades), you must first satisfactorily meet the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

  

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Music (All Grades)-INT teacher certification*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, geography)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Music (All Grades)**:

  • Music- 30 S.H (S.H.=credits)**

 

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Music (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

  

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

 Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, if so; then follow steps below:

 

 Steps for applying for out of New York State  (NYS)certification/credential/license:

  

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state

Physical Education

The Movement Science and Education/Kinesiology program at Teachers College, Columbia University has a long tradition of excellence. We were the first program in the United States to offer both the master's and doctoral degree in this field and for over a century have been a leader in graduate education.  Since the inception of Teachers College as a premiere graduate school of education, psychology and health, we have been a pioneer in research and application related to physical education, exercise and physical activity. Our doctoral programs in Movement Sciences and Education and Kinesiology are among the best in the nation. The program offers four specializations: Applied (Exercise) Physiology, Motor Learning and Control, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Education.

We are very unique in that we approach the study of movement from a multi-disciplinary perspective. There is an emphasis on the scientific and theoretical core of physiology, behavioral science, neural bases of movement control, pedagogy. The program’s focus is on the practical applications of science and theory in the laboratory, clinic, school and community.

Today we continue to excel in graduate education and research in the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology, including Applied (Exercise) Physiology, Motor Learning and Control, Physical Education and Occupational Therapy.

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

PHED-Physical Education (All Grades)

Program Code: 28683 

As a student in the Master of Arts: Physical Education INIT – (PHED) 32 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Physical Education (All Grades), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Physical Education (All Grades)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Physical Education (All Grades)-INIT**:

  • Visual Arts- 30 S.H. (S.H.=credits)**

 

Complete 3 workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Visual Arts (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

  

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, if so; then follow steps below:

  

Steps for applying for out of New York State  (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Science Education Subjects

Biology

The Science Education Program at Teachers College was one of the first in the nation 
to encompass both professional teacher education and a research-based doctoral program that prepares leaders for science education roles in pre-college and higher education. The guiding principle for our program offerings is that professional science educators should be thoroughly educated in their content discipline and bring modern theories of learning and education to bear on their scholarship as professional teachers and in their research for 
the doctoral degree.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

SCIB-Teaching Biology (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 28676

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching Biology INIT – (SCIB) 36 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Biology (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Biology (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

  

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Biology (Grades 7-12) -INIT**:

  • Biology- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Biology (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

  

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Chemistry

The Science Education Program at Teachers College was one of the first in the nation 
to encompass both professional teacher education and a research-based doctoral program that prepares leaders for science education roles in pre-college and higher education. The guiding principle for our program offerings is that professional science educators should be thoroughly educated in their content discipline and bring modern theories of learning and education to bear on their scholarship as professional teachers and in their research for 
the doctoral degree.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

SCIC-Teaching Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 28675

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching Chemistry INIT – (SCIC) 36 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Chemistry (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Chemistry (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Chemistry (Grades 7-12) -INIT**: 

  • Chemistry- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

 

Complete 3 Workshops listed below and submit proof of completion to the OTE:

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Chemistry (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Earth Science

The Science Education Program at Teachers College was one of the first in the nation 
to encompass both professional teacher education and a research-based doctoral program that prepares leaders for science education roles in pre-college and higher education. The guiding principle for our program offerings is that professional science educators should be thoroughly educated in their content discipline and bring modern theories of learning and education to bear on their scholarship as professional teachers and in their research for 
the doctoral degree.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

SCIE-Teaching Earth Science (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 28673

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching Earth Science- INIT – (SCIE) 36 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Earth Science (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Earth Science (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Earth Science (Grades 7-12) -INIT**:

  • Earth Science- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Earth Science (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

  

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Physics

The Science Education Program at Teachers College was one of the first in the nation 
to encompass both professional teacher education and a research-based doctoral program that prepares leaders for science education roles in pre-college and higher education. The guiding principle for our program offerings is that professional science educators should be thoroughly educated in their content discipline and bring modern theories of learning and education to bear on their scholarship as professional teachers and in their research for 
the doctoral degree.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

SCIP-Teaching Physics (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 28674 

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching Physics- INIT – (SCIP) 36 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Physics (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation: 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Physics (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*:

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology,Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Physics (Grades 7-12) -INIT**: 

  • Physics- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Physics (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Welcome to the Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. The AL and TESOL program is interested in questions related to the nature of language as a biological, physical, or psychological phenomenon, as well as to questions concerning how language is used by native speakers and language learners as an interactional, social, or cultural phenomenon. The AL and TESOL program is also deeply concerned with how first and second languages are learned, taught, and assessed in a wide range of real-world or laboratory contexts. 

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

TESL-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Code: 27825

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-INIT – (TESL) 38 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (All Grades), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (All Grades)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 12 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- English Language Arts (Grades 7-12))-INIT**:

  • Major or equivalent in one of the liberal arts & sciences- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE): 

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

 * The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

  

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Teaching of English

Welcome to the Program in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our website will introduce you to the eight different degree tracks that are sponsored by our Program. These tracks cover three different doctoral degree sub-programs and five different masters degree sub-programs. While each of our degree sub-programs overlaps significantly with others, each one also has unique features in the learning opportunities it affords its students and in the students whose needs it serves.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

ENGL-English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 29338

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching of English INIT – (ENGL) 38 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in English Language Arts (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- English Language Arts (Grades 7-12))-INIT**:

  • English- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— English Language Arts (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

Teaching of Social Studies

Welcome to the program in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country. We live in challenging times. Problems on the near horizon, including global climate change, mass violence, deteriorating social welfare, and human rights violations can lead to cynicism and social decline. Yet we paradoxically live in a time of hope and opportunity as the rise of social media foils the despotic reach of governments, new technologies create space for robust public discourse, and education stands front and center as the last great hope of humanity's aim to live peaceably, sustainably and humanely. Social educators are crucial contributors in helping shape this uncertain future. 

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

SSTE-Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Program Code: 29372

As a student in the Master of Arts: Teaching of Social Studies INIT – (SSTE) 38 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Social Studies (Grades 7-12), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Social Studies (Grades 7-12)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Social Studies (Grades 7-12))-INIT**:

  • Social Studies- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

 

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE):

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Social Studies (Grades 7-12) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

 

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.

 

Technology Specialist

Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design (CMLTD) Program provides a cluster of degree programs for students seeking to develop leadership capacities in the use of information and communication technologies in education and society. The program applies to all subject areas and serves students, staff, and faculty members who share a commitment as educators to use digital technologies to improve education at all levels.

Related Links

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for

INITIAL teacher certification:

TETS-Technology Specialist (All Grades)

Program Code: 28608

As a student in the Master of Arts: Technology Specialist INIT – (TETS) 38 credits approved teacher preparation program, please know that in order for you to be able to obtain a NYSED-INITIAL teaching certificate in Technology Specialist (All Grades), you must first have satisfactorily met the following requirements prior to your degree conferral and institutional recommendation:

 

Have met the below NYSED--“General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences” pre-requisites required for- Technology Specialist (All Grades)-INIT teacher certification*: 

  • Traditional Math content courses – 3 cr
  • Traditional Science content courses – 3 cr
  • English courses (i.e. grammar, literature, writing) – 3 cr
  • Concept in Historical and Social Sciences (i.e. political science, economics, sociology, Geography, etc)– 3 cr
  • Foreign Language (i.e. other than English)– 3 cr

 

Have met the below NYSED-“Content Core” required for- Technology Specialist (All Grades)-INIT**:

  • Technology Education- 30 S.H. (S.H.= credits)**

  

Complete 3 Workshops and submit to the Office of Teacher Education (OTE): 

  • Child Abuse
  • School Violence Prevention & Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

  

* The Office of Teacher Education (OTE)- will review your transcript(s) for the NYSED--General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences and inform you in writing of deficiencies if any.  You may complete deficient coursework outside of Teachers College at the undergraduate or graduate level, or you may take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to test out of the requirement.  You may then submit any additional transcript(s) or CLEP to the OTE for re-evaluation.  Please contact ote@tc.columbia.edu , if you have questions about these requirements.

 

**Your Academic Program will review your transcript(s) for the NYSEDContent Core— Technology Specialist (All Grades) requirement.  Kindly contact your academic advisor, if you have questions about this requirement.

 

NOTE: If you received a letter from the OTE indicating that you have MET all of your GENERAL core in liberal arts & sciences requirements, then no action is needed with the OTE.

 

NYSED acceptable grades:

Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

  

Upon completion of your Teachers College approved teacher preparation program you are able to:

  • Apply for New York State teacher certification via the NYSED-TEACH online system through website: highered.nysed.gov/tcert
  • For NYS-institutional recommendation-Complete the Institutional Recommendation Data Form (IRDF) and submit back to the OTE for processing
  • Apply for out of NYS teacher certification for those who are interested, follow steps below:

 

Steps for applying for out of New York State (NYS)certification/credential/license: 

  • Apply for your out of NYS-teaching certificate
  • Take/pass all required examination(s) for the state you are applying to be certified/credentialed/licensed
  • Be fingerprinted cleared at THAT state
  • Undergo Fingerprint Clearance at THAT state
  • Print/Complete the top portion of THAT state’s verification of approved program completion form and either email or mail such form to OTE attention Faride Suarez for evaluation/verification and support of the approved teacher preparation program you completed at Teachers College
  • After the out of state-DOE form is verified and completed by Faride Suarez at OTE, it will either be emailed or mailed to the student or that state’s DOE for their evaluation and verification (note: the out of state form will indicate to whom it should be mailed/emailed to). Otherwise, it will be mailed to the student.