Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures

New York State takes pride in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, SUNY New Paltz provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification1.

This disclosure is strictly limited to SUNY New Paltz’s determination of whether the below education programs, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a U.S. state/territory2.  

Certification programs (teacher preparation, educational leadership, pupil personnel services):

Program titleAward(s)          Certificate title(s) and type(s)
Adolescence Education: Biology           BA, BS Biology 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Biology  MAT Biology 7-12 - Initial/Professional
Adolescence Education: Biology  MSEd Biology 7-12 - Professional
Adolescence Education: Chemistry BA, BS Chemistry 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Chemistry MAT Chemistry 7-12 - Initial/Professional
Adolescence Education: Chemistry MSEd Chemistry 7-12 - Professional
Adolescence Education: Earth Science BA, BS Earth Science 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Earth Science MAT Earth Science 7-12 - Initial/Prof
Adolescence Education: Earth Science MSEd Earth Science 7-12 - Professional
Adolescence Education: English BA, BS English 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: English MAT English 7-12 - Initial/Professional
Adolescence Education: English MSEd English 7-12 - Professional
Adolescence Education: Mathematics BA, BS Mathematics 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Mathematics MAT Mathematics 7-12 - Initial/Prof
Adolescence Education: Mathematics MSEd Mathematics 7-12 - Professional
Adolescence Education: Physics BA, BS Physics 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Social Studies BA, BS Social Studies 7-12 - Initial
Adolescence Education: Social Studies MAT Social Studies 7-12 - Initial/Prof
Adolescence Education: Social Studies MSEd Social Studies 7-12 - Professional
Childhood Education MSEd Childhood 1-6 - Initial/Professional
Early Childhood B-2 - Initial/Prof
Childhood Education MST Childhood 1-6 - Professional 
Communication Disorders, with concentration       
in Speech & Language Disabilities
MS Speech/Lang Dis - Initial/Prof
Speech/Lang Dis - Professional
Early Childhood & Childhood Education,
with concentrations in Art History, Biology,
Black Studies, Earth Science, English,
French, Geography, History, Mathematics,
Political Science, and Spanish

Early Childhood B-2 - Initial
Childhood 1-6 - Initial

Humanistic/Multicultural Education MPS

Family/consumer science - Profess'l
Health - Professional
Music - Professional
Physical education - Professional
Technology education - Professional

Literacy Education MSEd Literacy B-6 - Initial/Professional
Literacy Education MSEd Literacy 5-12 - Initial/Professional
School Counseling MS School Counselor - Initial/Prof
School Leadership Advanced
School Bldg Ldr - Initial/Professional
School District Ldr - Professional
Second Language Education MSEd ESOL - Initial/Professional
Special Education: Adolescence Education MSEd SWD Generalist 7-12 - Initial/Prof
SWD English 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD ASL 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Cantonese 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Chinese 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD French 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD German 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Greek 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Hebrew 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Italian 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Japanese 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Latin 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Mandarin 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Russian 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Spanish 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Biology 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Chemistry 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Earth Sci 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Physics 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Math 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
SWD Soc Studies 7-12 Ext - Initial/Prof
Special Education: Childhood Education MSEd Special Education 1-6 - Initial/Prof
Special Education 1-6 - Professional
Special Education: Early Childhood &
Childhood Education
MSEd Special Education B-2 - Initial/Prof
Special Education 1-6 - Initial/Prof
TESOL: CR-ITI Advanced
ESOL - Initial/Professional
Visual Arts Education BS Visual Arts - Initial

Licensure-qualifying programs

Program titleAwardLicense title
Behavior Analysis &
Interdisciplinary Autism Studies
MS Behavior Analyst
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS Mental Health Counselor
Communication Disorders, with concentrations       
in Speech & Language Disabilities and
Speech-Language Pathology
MS Speech-Language Pathologist
Computer Engineering BS Professional Engineer
Electrical Engineering BS Professional Engineer
Geology BS Geologist
Mechanical Engineering BS Professional Engineer
Mental Health Counseling Advanced
Mental Health Counselor
Music Therapy MS Creative Arts Therapist
Public Accountancy MBA CPA-150

SUNY New Paltz cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact-specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny an application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect an application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice. It may be helpful to consult the following resources for this purpose:

For all certification programs (Advanced Certificate, BA, BS, MAT, MPS, MSEd): US Department of Education
For Behavior Analysis & Interdisciplinary Autism Studies (MS): Behavior Analyst Certification Board
For School Counseling (MS): US Department of Education and American School Counselor Association
For Communication Disorders (MS): National Council of State Boards of Examiners
For Geology (BS): American Institute of Professional Geologists
For Engineering (BS): National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
For Public Accountancy (MBA): National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
For Music Therapy (MS): American Music Therapy Association and Certification Board for Music Therapists
For Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) and Mental Health Counseling (Advanced Certificate): American Association of State Counseling Boards

For each of the academic programs listed above, SUNY New Paltz has designed educational program curricula that, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet licensure and certification requirements in the following states3New York

For each of the academic programs listed above, SUNY New Paltz currently has made no determination that the educational program curricula it has designed is insufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements in any of the 50 states and territories.

After making all reasonable efforts, SUNY New Paltz cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements in the following states and territories4:




North Carolina





North Dakota


American Samoa


Micronesia, Federated States of

Northern Mariana Islands, Common-wealth of
















Virgin Islands




Republic of Palau






West Virginia




Commonwealth of Puerto Rico


District of Columbia


New Hampshire

Rhode Island




New Jersey

South Carolina



Marshall Islands, Republic of

New Mexico

South Dakota



1The terms related to licensure and certification titles, among others, vary by state and your state may use different terms.

2This determination is based on the educational and curricular requirements of each state for licensure (i.e., excluding any special, temporary licensure that may be granted) and does not imply that other requirements for licensure do not exist or have been determined to have been met by this program or that any necessary approvals for clinical placements have been secured at the time of enrollment. An unencumbered license/certificate in the state of intended practice is a requirement of entry and continuation in the program. Each student should verify their particular situation with their intended state’s licensing entity. 

3If the State does not regulate/license these professionals, SUNY New Paltz’s program has been determined to be sufficient for these purposes.

4This does not mean the educational program will not ultimately be approved by the state entity, or that licensure could not result from attending this program.