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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.

The School of Education Certification Advisor offers 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.

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