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Teacher Certification

College- and State-approved sequences have been designed for students seeking certification in the academic subject areas of English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies, and for students in other subject areas.

Teacher certification and licensure are carried out by the New York State Education Department. The public schools of the City of New York have requirements beyond those required for State certification. At both the State and City levels, certification requirements are subject to change without notice. The information about certification contained in this Bulletin is the most up-to-date available at press time, but may become obsolete after publication. It is the responsibility of the student to consult periodically with a departmental adviser about the latest certification requirements.

Notes: Changes in program requirements designated by the New York State Education Department for Teacher, Counselor, and/or Administrator certifications occur from time to time. As such, students are advised to consult the Office of Teacher Certification, Room B-33 of Carman Hall, to determine the most current program requirements for certification. Students not seeking an institutional recommendation but who intend to apply independently for certification should consult with a Departmental adviser prior to registration so that a course of study fulfilling State requirements may be planned. New York State may at some point end the independent transcript review route to certification. Students should consult the New York State Education Department website for updates or may check with the Division of Education's Certification Officer to determine if a change in this policy has been adopted.

Last modified: 7/30/2015