Programs to Prepare Candidates for State Teacher, Educational Leader, or Pupil Personnel Services Certification

 

Note: these forms are limited to proposals for programs designed to prepare candidates for State teacher, educational leader, or pupil personnel services certification. SUNY and CUNY institutions should consult with their respective system administration contacts.

If you have questions about completing these applications, please contact your Office of College and University Evaluation associate or email us at OCUEinfo@nysed.gov .

Revised Student Teaching and Field Experience Regulations

At their July 2014 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted revisions to Commissioner’s Regulations section 52.21(b) governing field experience, student teaching, and practica required of teacher preparation programs in New York State.  (see Regents Item 714brca ) The Regents amended regulations to provide an option for a single student teaching placement (or practica), effective July 30, 2014, for teacher preparation programs leading to most certification areas.  More information



Submission of Applications

1. Create a single PDF document that includes the following completed forms:

  • Appropriate application form (see options under " Application Materials" in the chart below)
  • Supplement(s) to application (as required)
  • Signature document

2. Create a separate PDF document for any required syllabi or CVs

3. Attach the PDF documents to an e-mail.

4. Send the e-mail to OCUEedapps@nysed.gov


When submitting to the mailbox, include the following elements in the subject line of the e-mail: Institution Name, Degree Award, and Program Title


Example: AAA College, New Program, Master of Arts in Teaching, Adolescent Education

 

Types of Teacher/Educational Leader/ Pupil Personnel Services Program Proposals
Application Materials

New: for institutions that hold an absolute charter or permanent degree authority

Propose a new teacher certification program:

  • Preparing candidates for Initial certification
  • Preparing candidates for Initial/Professional certification

Please note: this does not include Transitional B or C programs.

Required:

  1. Application form: New Teacher I/IP-attest Word document (315 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • general and program specific requirements
  • instructions for completing the Pedagogical Core Courses Table
  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response

Propose a new teacher certification program (institutions with provisional charter or provisional degree authority) :

  • Preparing candidates for Initial certification
  • Preparing candidates for Initial/Professional certification

Please note: this does not include Transitional B or C programs.

Required:

  1. Application form: New Teacher I/IP Word document (136 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • general and program specific requirements
  • instructions for completing the Pedagogical Core Courses Table
  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response

Propose a new teacher certification program--Professional or Transitional:

  • Preparing candidates for Professional certification
  • Preparing candidates for Transitional B (alternative) certification
  • Preparing candidates for Transitional C (alternative) certification

Required:

  1. Application form: New Teacher--Professional Certification, Transitional B, Transitional C Word document (152 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • general and program specific requirements
  • instructions for completing the Pedagogical Core Courses Table
  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response

Propose a new educational leader program:

  • Preparing candidates for initial/professional or professional certification
  • Preparing candidates for Transitional D certification (alternative route: School District Leader)

Required:

  1. Application form: Educational Leader and Transitional D Word document (119 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response

Propose a new School Psychologist or School Social Worker program:

  • Preparing candidates for School Psychologist certification
  • Preparing candidates for School Social Worker certification

This includes the bilingual extension in PPS programs.

Required:

  1. Application form for: School Psychologist or School Social Worker Word document (124 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response
Propose a new School Counselor Program The Department is not accepting proposals for new School Counseling Programs at this time. We are developing a new application to meet the new School Counseling Program registration regulations and will post the application soon. For more information on the new regulations see the decision item presented to the Board of Regents in May 2017.
Change or discontinue an existing teacher certification or educational leadership certification program

Teacher and Educational Leader program change form Word document (154 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • general and program specific requirements
  • instructions for completing the Pedagogical Core Courses Table
  • add distance education format

Change or discontinue an existing pupil personnel services program

Note: This form should NOT be used to register programs leading to initial or professional School Counselor.

Pupil Personnel Services program change form WORD document (379 KB)


Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
Teacher/Educational Leader/PPS Supplements
General and Program Specific Requirements Link to general and program specific requirements for teacher certification title areas
Completing the Pedagogical Core Courses Table Link to the power point walkthrough instructions on completing the Pedogical Core Courses Table Adobe pdf document (299 KB)

Distance Education

Colleges and universities located in or operating in New York State that offer degree or certificate programs in which a major portion (i.e., 50 percent or more) of the requirements can be completed through study delivered by distance education must have those programs registered in the distance education format.

Master Plan Amendment (MPA)

When an institution seeks to expand its academic mission (e.g., by offering a degree at a new level of study or in a new disciplinary area), it must submit a master plan amendment application for review and approval by the Board of Regents.

External Review Report

An external review of the proposed program is required if the program is a graduate degree program; or if the program's subject matter represents a new or emerging field; or if the external review is requested by the Department.

External review guidance