Certification

Applicants from Other States - Endorsement of Certificate

Important

The Office of Teaching Initiatives can not determine eligibility for certification until an application has been submitted, and a review of your credentials has been completed.

New York State does not pre-approve teacher preparation programs completed in other U.S. States or Territories.

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Pathway: Endorsement of a Classroom Teaching Certificate
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This application path is only available at the Initial certificate-level
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how to apply

Pathway: Endorsement of a Certificate (School Building Leader)
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This application path is only available at the Initial certificate-level
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  • Possess a valid2, comparable3 , U.S. State or Territory certificate in the subject of your application. View our List of Acceptable Types of Certificates
  • Have three years of certified public school building-level administration experience in other U.S. State(s) or Territory(ies), within seven years of the application date.
  • Have the Administration Rating Form submitted by your employer(s) verifying you received evaluation ratings of effective or highly effective, or the substantial equivalent of such ratings, for at least three of those years of experience4.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops

how to apply

Pathway: Endorsement of a Certificate (School District Leader)
  • Possess a valid2, comparable3 , U.S. State or Territory certificate in the subject of your application. View our List of Acceptable Types of Certificates
  • Have three years of certified public school district-level administration experience in other U.S. State(s) or Territory(ies), within seven years of the application date.
  • Have the Administration Rating Form submitted by your employer(s) verifying you received evaluation ratings of effective or highly effective, or the substantial equivalent of such ratings, for at least three of those years of experience4.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops

how to apply

Pathway: Endorsement of a Certificate (School District Business Leader)
  • Possess a valid2, comparable3 , U.S. State or Territory certificate in the subject of your application. View our List of Acceptable Types of Certificates
  • Have three years of certified public school district-level business administration experience in other U.S. State(s) or Territory(ies), within seven years of the application date.
  • Have the Administration Rating Form submitted by your employer(s) verifying you received evaluation ratings of effective or highly effective, or the substantial equivalent of such ratings, for at least three of those years of experience4.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops

how to apply

 

 


1. Program must be similar to a New York State-registered teacher preparation program completed at a New York State College/University. Comparability based on Official Compilation of Closed, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (8 CRR-NY 52.21External Web Site).
2. Certificate must be active in the state of issuance.
3. A “regular” certificate, in an equivalent subject area and similar grade-level, that has no limits/restriction. A list of acceptable-level certificates can be found at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/levelcert.html.

4. Final authority regarding acceptability remains with the New York State Education Department.

Last Updated: June 11, 2019