Teacher Certification

Timetable for Teacher Certification

 

New York State Certification and New York City Public Schools Employment

New York State Certification

NYU Steinhardt will recommend you for certification to the NYS Education Department upon request and program completion/graduation.  You will first apply online.  Online application instructions are available from your department's certification liaison or may be downloaded here.  You will be recommended for an:

Initial Certificate, valid for five years.  The NYS Education Department requires: 

A.  Passing scores on the required New York State Teacher Certification Exams

If graduating before May 2014 

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) 
  • Elementary or Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills – Written (ATS-W) 
  • Content Specialty Test(s) (dual program completers will need two CSTs)

 If graduating in May 2014 or after 

  • Teacher Performance Assessment 
  • Educating All Students Test 
  • Academic Literacy Test 
  • Revised Content Specialty Test(s) (dual program completers will need two CSTs)

For specific exam requirements for your program, please click here

Register and download study guides at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/

B.  Fingerprint clearance (required both for student teaching in NYC public schools and NYS certification)

Attend an on campus NYCDOE Fingerprint session or

Once you have registered as a student teacher with NYC Public Schools you may go to the NYCDOE at 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 for processing.  You will be emailed instructions and steps prior to student teaching.

C.  Completion of our approved teacher certification degree program

 

The next level of certification in NYS is a:

Professional Certificate, valid for five years.  You will again apply online and may request NYU to recommend you if you are completing your M.A. with NYU.  Online application instructions are available from your department's certification liaison or may be downloaded here.  You must first:

A.  Complete master's degree

B. Complete three years of teaching experience including one year of mentored teaching experience (you will be assigned a mentor in your school)

The Professional Certificate must be renewed every five years by completing 175 hours of professional development (which is equivalent to 12 credit hours)

 

New York City Public Schools Employment

NYC Public Schools require that prospective employees apply online at http://schools.nyc.gov/TeachNYC/ 

Please see details at FAQ #3 here