Register or Change a Program

 

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.


For more information about completing these applications, please consult the comprehensive Guidance Document for Teacher, Educational Leader, and Pupil Personnel Services Programs: Word (200KB) PDF (865 KB)


Related Program Registration Topics:

  • Student teaching waiver (teacher preparation programs):

    Pursuant to Commissioner's Regulations 52.21(b)(2)(ii)(c)(2), student teaching placements must include a minimum of 100 clock hours of field experience and 40 days of student teaching. If you would like to offer an alternate model of student teaching that does not include two separate placements, as required by regulation, you must request a waiver.

 

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

Application Materials

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 Word document (130 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

 

Supplements as needed:

  • 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 (143 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

 

Supplements as needed:

  • 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 (116 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

 

Supplements as needed:

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

Propose a new pupil personnel services (PPS) program:

  • Preparing candidates for School Counselor certification
  • 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: Pupil Personnel Services Word document (118 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

 

Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment
  • external review report and response
Change or discontinue an existing teacher certification or educational leadership certification program Teacher, Educational Leader, and PPS program change form Word document (165 KB)
Teacher/Educational Leader/PPS Supplements
Apply for a student teaching placement waiver

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