Dec 04, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New York State Certification

The graduate education programs (unless otherwise indicated) have been approved by the New York State Education Department to lead to initial and professional certification for teaching in New York State. To be recommended for certification the student must complete the approved program of study and apply on-line for certification. Instructions for applying for certification are available on the School of Education website under Certification.

Students must pass the required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) in order to be granted certification by the state. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires applicants to pass the following examinations: The Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST); the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA); the Educating All Students Test (EAS) and the appropriate Content Specialty Test (CST) for their certificate. Consult the School of Education website as well as the website for information about these tests and when they are offered.

Students must officially graduate from one of our approved preparation programs in order to receive institutional recommendation for NYS Teacher Certification.

New York State certification is reciprocally accepted by many other states upon application, although other states do not accept the NYSTCE. Students with questions about certification should contact the Certification Offices at