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Educational Studies & Leadership

Special Education: Certification


Upon completion of your degree and New York State (NYS) teacher certification requirements, you will be recommended for a master's degree and NYS teacher certification as a Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education, Childhood Special Education or Adolescence Special Education.

Students currently enrolled in SUNY New Paltz education programs can get assistance with the teacher certification process, including directions for certificate applications, on the TEACH system, program codes, fingerprint clearance, required NYSTCE testing, and mandatory training workshops. Detailed information on this can be found in "Certification Assistance."

Teacher candidates seeking certifications other than special education certification must contact the NYSED in Albany for information.

Contact Information for New York State Education Department
Web Site: www.nysed.gov
Telephone: 518-474-3901