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NYSED Certification Guidance for NYS Registered Educator Preparation Programs Impacted by COVID-19 (issued May 4, 2020) 



Welcome to the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Certification Home Page.  If you are a prospective student seeking information about NYU Steinhardt's New York State approved teacher, pupil personnel and administrative certification programs, please visit the Teacher Certification Programs page.

If you are a current student seeking Application Instructions and Program Codes, Required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, or an FAQ, use the appropriate links.

Teacher Certification Disclosure

Teacher Education is an on-campus program that places students in supervised field experiences within New York State (NYS). NYU is authorized pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to enroll students in supervised field experiences in the SARA states and territories. For further details regarding NYU's SARA membership please visit the NYU State Authorization website. SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet licensure or certification requirements in those states in which students are doing learning placements.  


For all questions and concerns related to NYU Steinhardt certification programs not addressed in these pages, please contact:

Mark J. Perez 
Certification Officer
NYU Steinhardt
82 Washington Square East, Room 229 
New York, New York 10003 
(212) 998-5033 
(212) 995-4353 fax

Required NYS Certification Exams

Required New York State certification exams.

Out of State Verification Forms

Forms and instructions for teacher certification outside of New York State.


New York State certificate definitions and requirements.

International Students

International Students without a valid Social Security Number (SSN) must follow the procedure outlined here.


Teacher certification frequently asked questions.

NY State Certification Exam Safety Nets

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has created safety nets for the new certification exams.

NY State Certification Application Instructions

Steinhardt New York State certification online application instructions including student application information sheet and program codes.

Certification Programs

NYU Steinhardt undergraduate and graduate certification programs.


NYU Steinhardt will recommend you for certification to the New York State (NYS) Education Department upon request and program completion/graduation. You will first apply online.