Submitting Documents to the Office of Teaching Initiatives

All documents submitted to the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI) must include your name as it appears in your TEACH account and either the last four digits of your social security number or your date of birth.

Please only send a document once to OTI. Sending the same document more than once delays the processing of all documents. It typically takes 2-4 weeks for a document to be entered in TEACH. To see if your document has been processed, go to the “Documents” table within the “Correspondence” section of your TEACH account. If your document is not listed in this table, then OTI has not entered the document into TEACH yet. You could resend the same document if you do not see your document in TEACH after six weeks.

Click on the type of document that you would like to submit to OTI.


Additional Certification Requirements

Educator Certificates

Name Change

For all other documents not listed above, send them to: tcert@nysed.gov.

Last Updated: January 26, 2023