Certification

Submitting Documents

All documents submitted to the Office of Teaching Initiatives should include your name as it appears on TEACH, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and your birth date

Click the document you want to submit

  • GED, HSE, or High School Diploma and Transcripts
    • GED: A copy of your GED should be submitted for review.
      1. New York GEDs can be requested at: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/duplicate-diplomas-andor-transcripts
      2. If you received your GED in another U.S. State, contact that States Department of Education for information.
    • High School Equivalency (HSE) : A copy of your High School Equivalency
      1. New York HSEs can be requested at: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/duplicate-diplomas-andor-transcripts
      2. If you received your HSE in another U.S. State, contact that State's Department of Education for information.
    • High School Diploma or Transcript
      1. If you have a copy of your High School Diploma, submit a copy of the diploma that includes identifying information (e.g.: Name on TEACH, birth date, partial Social Security Number).
        1. If you do not have a copy of your Diploma, contact the School District you attended to receive a new copy.
      2. High School Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the school district.
  • U.S. College and University Transcripts
    • Contact the Registrar's Office at every college you attended and request that they submit official transcripts to The Office of Teaching Initiative.
      1. If your transcript is issued under a different name, or will not include the identifiers listed above, you should ask the Registrar to include a cover letter with the required information.
      2. More information regarding the submission of transcripts can be found at: Submitting Transcripts
  • Foreign Documents (all applicants, including Teaching Assistants)
  • Workshops (School Violence, Child Abuse, Autism, DASA)
    • School Violence: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • Child Abuse: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • Autism: You must submit a copy of the workshop completion form you received when you completed your workshop. The form look like this: SAMPLE FORM.
    • DASA: DASA completion forms are submitted by the provider. If your workshop does not appear on your TEACH account within 30 days of completion, contact the provider.
  • Exams
    • Exams must be submitted directly from the testing company.
    • If your exams are not appearing on your account, make sure that the following identifiers are the same on your TEACH and NYSTCE accounts:
      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. Birth Date
      4. Social Security Number
  • Work Experience Documents
  • Certificates from other U.S. States or U.S. Territories
    • Submit a copy of every teaching certificate you have received in another U.S. State or Territory, including those that have expired.
    • NOTE: For States that do not print certifictes, a print-out of your certificate information from that State's certification account can be submitted.
  • National Board Teaching Certificate
    • If the name on your National Board Teaching Certificate is the same as your TEACH account, you do not need to submit a copy.
    • If your name is different, you must submit a copy of your National Board Certificate for review.

 

How to Submit Documents

NOTE: Faxes and e-mails are treated like mail and will be processed at the same speed as mail.

Document Type
mail to NYSED
Fax: (518) 473-0271
e-mail by applicant:
upload to your TEACH account
CPR
7-12 Multi-Subject Part 2 Attestation
AARTS (Army-American Concil on Education Registry...)*
ACE - American Council on Education*
Administrative Experience Verification Form*

Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov

ALST Safety Net Attestation

Applicant Correspondence (Other)
Attestation of Failure to Receive Mentoring
Chauncey Group Exams*
Citizenship Documents
CLEP Score Reports*
Coaching Course
Correspondence from College or School District*
DD-214 Verification of Discharge from Military Service
Degree Plan - Master's Degree
DSST - Dantes Exam*

Excelsior College Examination*

First Aid
Foreign Documents
Graduate Coursework Verification form*
Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
High School Diploma
High School Transcript*
Joint Services Transcript*
Letter Appealing Evaluation
Mentored Experience Form*

Superintendent Statement inputted to TEACH by District / Employer

Name Change Documents
National CCRS/PONZI*
Out of State Teaching Certificate
Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Althletics
Prometric Exams*
Retiree Correspondence
SMART (Sailor-Marine American Council on Education...)*
Superintendent Form*
Theory & Techniques of Coaching
Time Extension Documents
Transcript*
Verification of Coaching Internship*
Verification of Classroom Teaching Experience and Evaluation Ratings*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of School Administration Experience and Evaluation Ratings*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of Occupational Experience
Verification of Permanent/Professional Experience*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of SAS or SBL Experience*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of Teaching Assistant Experience for Level II or Level III*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of Teaching Experience for Initial Certificate*
Employer must submit to:
OTIexpverif@nysed.gov
Verification of Professional License Will be verified by evaluator at time of evaluation

* Must be original document submitted directly from entity

Our Mailing Address

Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Ave, 5N EBĀ 
Albany, New York 12234

 

Last Updated: January 10, 2017