Initial Certificate

This type of certificate is currently available for applicants and is within the School Administration and Supervision and the Classroom Teachers area of interest.

Initial Certificate


A certificate of this type is issued as the entry-level certificate for classroom teachers (issued in specific subject/grade titles) and the entry-level certificate for the School Building Leader (SBL).


Valid for five years.

Leads to

Professional Certificate

Application Fee

$50 based on completion of a New York State approved program
$100 using all other pathways.

Paper Certificate Printed?

No this certificate is NOT printed at the time of issuance.
Verify this certification in the TEACH System.
Holders of this type of extension may apply for a printed certificate.

Available Titles

List of available classroom teaching titles









Last Updated: June 17, 2015