In addition to degree requirements, candidates must meet the following New York State certification requirements for Initial certification:
- Completion of the two mandated workshops documented on the candidate's transcripts:
Child Abuse Identification (CA);
School Violence Intervention and Prevention (SAVE).
- Satisfying the New York State Certification Testing requirements. For those graduating before Spring 2014, those tests include:***
Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST);
Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W);
Content Specialty Test (CST) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
[For the Bilingual Extension Annotation: Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA).]
- Fingerprint Clearance.
***Candidates graduating in May 2014 or after should wait for the new tests to become available before beginning testing. For more information, please check:
Additionally, for Professional certification, the following requirements must be met:
- 3 years of paid, full-time Classroom Teaching experience (or 540 days of substitute teaching.)
- 1 year completed Mentored Experience for those teaching in public schools.