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    Hunter College
  Jan 16, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New York State Certification

Undergraduate teacher preparation programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department to lead to initial certification for teaching in New York State. To earn this certificate students must successfully complete the approved program of study, obtain a BA or BA/MA degree, have fingerprint clearance, complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop and pass the required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) including the ALST, EAS, CST and edTPA. The Office of Academic And Student Affairs (OASA) sends institutional recommendations for certification after students graduate from their teacher preparation program. The initial certificate permits the holder to teach for five years. Candidates must then complete three years of full-time teaching in the certificate title and a master’s degree in order to be eligible for professional certification. NYS certification is reciprocally accepted by many other states upon application. Students with questions about certification should consult the School of Education website: