Pathways to Certification
There are a number of ways to obtain Certification in New York State, depending upon your credentials and preferences. Below is a description of each pathway as well as a "Which Pathway is Right for Me?" option to help you identify the best pathway for you.
- Which Pathway is Right for Me?
- Approved Teacher Preparation Program
- Alternative Teacher Preparation Program
- Individual Evaluation of U.S. Credentials
- Individual Evaluation of Non-U.S. Credentials
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- NYS Professional License
- Applicants from Other States (Interstate Reciprocity)
- Using a National Board Certificate