Coursework or Training in the Needs of Children with Autism

Coursework or Training in the Needs of Children with Autism

Effective with applications submitted after September 1, 2009, all candidates for a Classroom Teaching certificate in all areas of Special Education are required to complete coursework or training from a State Education Department-approved provider of such training.

The Office of College and University Evaluation maintains a listing of approved providers of the Coursework or Training in the Needs of Students with Autism

Submitting the workshop

  • The information you submit to the workshop provider must be an exact match of the identifying information in your TEACH account (SSN, date of birth, full name). You are responsible for verifying the information in your TEACH account and making sure that it matches the information you submit to the workshop provider. If it does not match, this will delay the processing of your workshop. If you have questions about the information the workshop provider has on file, you must contact the provider to make sure that they can submit your workshop correctly.

  • Some providers of the workshop transmit the Certification of Completion to the Office of Teaching Initiatives electronically. Check with the provider to find out whether it will be transmitted electronically.
  • If you received a college recommendation from a New York State college or university with a degree date of September 1, 2008 or later, no Certification of Completion will be awarded because the training was a required component of your program. TEACH should automatically credit the workshop based on the degree date listed in your college recommendation. If it does not, please contact our office and bring this to our attention, so that we can add the workshop to your account.
  • If you are not receiving a college recommendation, and your provider is not transmitting the workshop electronically, you will have to get the New York State Education Department Certification of Completion from the provider. This is the only form that is acceptable: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/pdf/sampleworkshopform.pdf pdf
  • Once you have filled out Part A, scan the form to your computer in PDF format and email it to: tcert@nysed.gov with “workshops” in the subject line.

 Verifying the workshop in TEACH

After the workshop has been submitted, check your TEACH account regularly to see when it gets entered. You can do this by accessing to the Account Information page in your TEACH account and going to the Workshops section. After the workshop has been verified, it will immediately appear as verified on your application. Please note that the Workshops section will not list this workshop if you received a college recommendation. In these cases, TEACH automatically credits the workshop as noted above.

Last Updated: April 3, 2019