Certification

Applicants from Other States - Program Completers

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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: Completion of a College Teacher Education Program in another U.S. State or Territory
Initial

Conditional
Initial

To receive a One-year Conditional Initial certificate,you must satisfy the requirements below:

Upon completion of the edTPA assessment, an Initial certificate will issue with the same effective date as the Conditional Initial certificate and be valid for five years from the date of the Conditional Initial. 

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Failure to complete the requirements for the Initial certificate prior to expiration of the Conditional Initial will result in a "disapproval" of the Initial certificate. At that time, you will only be eligible to apply for Professional certification in that subject.
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how to apply   Certification Requirements

Pathway: Completion Of An Educational Leadership Program (School Building Leader)
Initial
  • Complete a comparable.1 approved principal-level school administration program at a college in another U.S. State or Territory that:
    1. Would result in a recommendation for principal-level certification in the State the College is located.
    2. Includes at least 21 semester-hours of graduate level coursework in school leadership, plus a comparable administrative internship
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • At least three years of Classroom Teaching or Pupil Personnel Service experience.
  • Satisfactory passing score on all required exams for School Building Leader certification.
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops

Conditional
Initial

To receive a two-year Conditional Initial certificate,you must satisfy the requirements below:

Upon completion of the exams, an Initial certificate will issue with the same effective date as the Conditional Initial certificate and be valid for five years from the date of the Conditional Initial. 

important
Failure to complete the requirements for the Initial certificate prior to expiration of the Conditional Initial will result in a "disapproval" of the Initial certificate. At that time, you will only be eligible to apply for Professional certification.
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how to apply   Certification Requirements

Pathway: Completion Of An Educational Leadership Program (School District Leader)

Professional

 

  • Complete a comparable.1 approved district/superintendent-level school administration program at a college in another U.S. State or Territory that:
    1. Would result in a recommendation for superintendent-level certification in the State the College is located.
    2. Includes at least 27 semester-hours of graduate level coursework in school leadership, plus a comparable administrative internship
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • 60 semester-hours of graduate-level college coursework (total from all graduate colleges attended)
  • Satisfactory passing score on all required exams
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops
how to apply   Certification Requirements

Pathway: Completion Of An Educational Leadership Program (School District Business Leader)

Professional

 

  • Complete a comparable.1 approved school district business leader program at a college in another U.S. State or Territory that:
    1. Would result in a recommendation for superintendent-level certification in the State the College is located.
    2. Includes at least 27 semester-hours of graduate level coursework in school leadership, plus a comparable administrative internship
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master's degree
  • 60 semester-hours of graduate-level college coursework (total from all graduate colleges attended)
  • Satisfactory passing score on all required exams
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Complete all required workshops
how to apply   Certification Requirements

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.
Last Updated: April 28, 2017