Summary of Requirements for Transitional C Certificate

Summary of Requirements for Transitional C Certificate

The candidate must hold a graduate academic or graduate professional degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution authorized by the Board of Regents to confer degrees.
(Pursuant to Part 52.21(b)(3)(xvi)

Courses Required Before Applying

Candidates must complete at least two clock hours of coursework or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse or maltreatment. Additionally, the candidate will complete at least two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence and prevention and intervention.

Examinations Required Before Applying

The candidate shall submit evidence of satisfactory performance on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination liberal arts and sciences test (LAST), and content specialty test(s) (CST) in the area of the certificate.

Pedagogical Core Requirements

  • The candidate will complete the pedagogical core and three-year teaching requirements after receiving a transitional C certificate.
  • A pedagogical core requirement includes courses in undergraduate or graduate study in the area of the candidate’s transitional certificate.
  • A portion of the coursework requirement may be met through assessment.
  • Methods determining the candidate has the knowledge, understanding, and skills that would be acquired in the core coursework.
  • Assessment methods may include testing, portfolio review, and demonstration of pedagogical knowledge and skills.
  • The candidate is required to commit to a school district for three years of employment as a teacher in the area of the certificate sought.
  • The candidate is required to complete two school years of mentored teaching under the supervision of a faculty member of the college program.
  • Mentored teaching means teaching by a new teacher with guidance and professional support provided to the new teacher by an experienced certified teacher who holds a permanent or professional certificate and has applied to and been approved by the school or school district to provide such mentoring to the new teacher.
  • The institution is required to submit a written agreement with the employing school or school district to establish a plan for two years of mentoring and assistance for the candidate by a support team comprised of a faculty member of the college program, the school principal or designee, an experienced certified teacher/mentor, and a school curriculum supervisor or specialist.

Daily mentoring will be provided for at least the first 20 days of the candidate’s teaching.

Certification

  • A transitional C certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Following the completion of requirements, candidates may apply for a professional certificate.
  • Candidates are required to pass the ATS-W to qualify for professional certification.

52.21(b)(3)(xvi). Intensive Program- Transitional C Certificate

Intensive programs leading to professional certificates for individuals, including career changers and others, holding a transitional C certificate and an appropriate graduate academic or graduate professional degree.

  1. The general requirements in paragraph (2)(i) and (iv) of this subdivision shall be applicable. The other requirements of paragraph (2) of this subdivision shall not be applicable, except to the extent that the general requirements for the pedagogical core are applicable pursuant to clause (b) of this subparagraph.
  2. Pedagogical core.
    1. The program shall include undergraduate or graduate pedagogical core study required for the initial certificate in the area of the candidate’s transitional certificate, as prescribed for the certificate title in this paragraph, that is integrated into an intensive and streamlined program of study, except that the field experience, student teaching or practica requirement shall not be applicable. The program shall result in the award of a degree or the award of a certificate signifying program completion, as defined in section 50.1(j) of this Title. The program may permit a candidate to meet a portion of the coursework requirements in the pedagogical core through assessment methods used by the program that shall ensure that the candidate has the knowledge, understanding, and skills that would be acquired in such coursework. These assessment methods may include, but need not be limited to: testing, portfolio reviews, and demonstration of pedagogical knowledge and skills.

      [Note: If the Intensive Program will be based on a new program, complete 52.21(b)(2)(i), (ii), and (iv) and the appropriate section of 52.21(b)(3), and see the Supplement for other required information. Include that proposal with this proposal, also indicating which course requirements may be met based on assessment methods.]
    2. The program shall require the completion of two school years of mentored teaching under the supervision of a faculty member of the program. The institution shall be required to execute a written agreement with the employing school or school district to establish a plan for two years of mentoring and assistance for the candidate by a support team comprised of a faculty member of the program, the school principal or designee, an experienced certified teacher, and a school curriculum supervisor or specialist.

      The agreement shall specify that daily mentoring shall be provided by the experienced certified teacher during at least the first 20 days of the candidate’s teaching.
  3. (c) The program shall require the candidate to present evidence that the candidate meets the requirements for a transitional C certificate for admission to the program. The candidate shall present evidence of holding such transitional C certificate prior to the commencement of mentored teaching, based in part on the holding of an appropriate graduate academic or graduate professional degree.

80-5.14 Transitional C certificate for career changers and others holding a graduate academic or graduate professional degree for all titles in the classroom teaching service.

  1. General requirements.
    1. Time validity. The transitional C certificate shall be valid for three years from its effective date.
    2. Limitations. The transitional C certificate shall authorize a candidate to teach only in a school district for which a commitment for employment has been made. In addition, it shall only be valid as long as the candidate is matriculated in good standing in a teacher education program leading to the professional certificate, unless the candidate has completed such program.
  2. The candidate shall meet the requirements in each of the following paragraphs:
    1. Education. A candidate shall hold a graduate academic or graduate professional degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution authorized by the Board of Regents to confer degrees. A candidate shall complete study in the means for identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and maltreatment, which shall include at least two clock hours of coursework or training in the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment in accordance with the requirements of section 3004 of the Education Law. In addition, the candidate who applies for the certificate on or after February 2, 2001, shall complete at least two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention, as required by section 3004 of the Education Law, which is provided by a provider approved or deemed approved by the department pursuant to Subpart 57-2 of this Title.
    2. Examination. The candidate shall submit evidence of having achieved a satisfactory level of performance on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination liberal arts and sciences test, and content specialty test(s) in the area of the certificate.
    3. Admission into an intensive program. The candidate shall submit satisfactory evidence of having been admitted into an intensive program leading to a professional certificate, as prescribed in section 52.21(b)(3)(xvi) of this Title.
    4. Employment and support commitment. The candidate shall submit satisfactory evidence of having a commitment from a school district of three years of employment as a teacher with the school district in the area of the certificate sought, which includes mentoring and support as prescribed in section 52.21(b)(3)(xvi) of this Title.
Last Updated: November 4, 2009