Certification

Student Developmental Level

Studies in this area prepare candidates to teach the specific age group of the certificate sought. Pedagogy (professional education) courses must be earned at or transferable to an approved teacher education program at an institution of higher education that offers a bachelor's or higher degree. In addition, the institution must be approved by the Commissioner of Education or a regional accrediting agency.

There are four developmental levels corresponding to the different certificates available: 

Early Childhood Birth-Grade 2
Childhood Grades 1-6
Middle Level Grades 5-9
Adolescent  Grades 7-12

Last Updated: September 8, 2010