Teacher Certification

Important News Regarding a New Certification Requirement and New NYS Examination Requirements

New Certification Requirement for Course Work or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Effective December 31, 2013

NYS certification regulations have been amended to include and implement the course work or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The amended NYS certification regulations now require that anyone applying for a classroom teaching, school service or administrative/supervisory certificate on or after December 31, 2013, to have completed at least six clock hours of coursework or training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention. Of those six hours, three hours must be face to face.

May 2013 and Summer 2013 will not be required to complete the training if candidates apply and pay for their NYS Certification prior to December 31, 2013.  All candidates that do not apply and pay prior to December 31, 2013, will need to submit proof of training prior to the issuance of their certificate, please see NYSED link here

Applying and paying before December 31, 2013 will not exempt candidates from the coursework or training when applying for Professional or Permanent (School Counseling only) Certification in the future.

This training will be included as part of all Steinhardt approved education programs for December 2013 completers (January 27, 2014 graduates) and thereafter program completers.

For the NYSED's Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) homepage, please click here 


Important Exam Information for Candidates Graduating May 2014 or After 

The NYSED anticipates that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1st, 2014 will be required to take new exams, please see details here and at our Required NYS Exams link

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