Certification

Additional Information about Completing an Application for New York State Certification

  • You should enter a program code ONLY if you completed a Registered Approved Teacher Preparation Program at a New York State institution of higher education that leads to the specific certificate (title and type) for which you are now applying.

  • Your college/university will recommend you ONLY for the specific certificate (title and type) associated with the program that you completed.  Your college/university will have this information.

  • If you have completed a Baccalaureate program leading to Provisional or Initial Certification, and a master's degree is required for Permanent or Professional Certification in the certificate title and type you seek, you cannot use the Baccalaureate program code for the Permanent or Professional certificate.  Check the "No" box, answer the series of questions, and TEACH will determine the appropriate pathway for you.

  • If you have earned a Master's degree but have not completed a Registered Approved Teacher Preparation Program at a New York State college/university leading to the issuance of the specific Permanent or Professional certificate (title and type) for which you are now applying, you must check the "No" box, answer the series of questions, and TEACH will determine the appropriate pathway for you.

  • In addition, if you completed a Master’s level program leading to a Permanent or Professional certificate, your college/university will ONLY be able to recommend you for the certificate specific to the program you completed.

    For example, if you currently hold an Initial Childhood Education Grades 1-6 certificate and complete a Master’s level program leading to Literacy Birth – Grade 6, you may enter the program code for the Literacy Birth – Grade 6 program and apply for that certificate via the Approved Teacher Preparation Program pathway.  If you also wish to apply for the Professional Childhood Education Grades 1-6 certificate, you must check the "No" box, answer the series of questions, and TEACH will determine the appropriate pathway for you.
Last Updated: June 2, 2009