State Educator Certification Advisement

We are set up to serve all Lehman School of Education students, current and alumni, by providing guidance on the New York state certification requirements. This information involves your specific program area, education background and the type of certificate you will be seeking after official graduation. This requires our office to research all this information before providing the proper guidance in our replies.

Certification advisement is conducted via email first and foremost and then via phone or zoom. Please include your full name, CUNYfirst ID number (or the last 4 digits of your social security number), and a phone number you can be reached at.

Any inquiries regarding NY State certification should be submitted to

Please be patient as we serve a large community. All emails are answered in the order received and as soon as possible. If you receive an auto-reply, this means your email has been logged. Again, your patience and understanding are appreciated, thank you. 

Contact the following for any questions or advisement needs:

Stay up to date with all state educator certification through the New York State Education Dept. - Office of Teaching Initiatives website.

Look under "News" on the main page for any announcements.