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Secondary Education > Additional Requirements

Apply for a Student Teaching assignment two semesters in advance: by April 30 for a spring assignment the following year; by November 30 for the fall, SCB 104, Office of Student Teaching.

Successful completion of the New York State Certification Examination: Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) and Content Specialty Test (CST).

A requirement of 3-8 credits in the study of a language other than English must be met. Students with no previous language study must complete a two-semester sequence in a language; students who can be placed at an intermediate or advanced level must complete one course. (Please Note: The study of sign language satisfies the New York State teacher certification requirement but does not satisfy the College's general education requirement.)

Two state-mandated workshops are required for all students: 1) workshop in recognizing and reporting symptoms of child abuse and 2) safe schools workshop in dealing with school violence.