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WELCOME, MU Students! l Goal today: overview of NYS teacher certification facts for those who completed a full state-approved education program @ Mansfield Univ. l Please ask questions, or call me. l 607/654 -2215 (office in Elmira Heights) l [email protected] org http: //www. highered. nysed. gov/tcert/certificate/teachrecot her. html
Candidate Application Process Candidates apply on TEACH & pay with a credit card (know your userid & password). l NYS Fingerprinting clearance is needed. l (MU has intake forms & refers you to GST BOCES for fingerprint rolling) Only NYSED reviews credentials for those applying under reciprocity. l Official transcripts, copy of your PA cert. , exams & workshop certs. are always needed. l Transcripts are valid 3 yrs (kept on file 3 yrs). MU’s Etranscripts are not accepted by NYSED.
Certification Levels-Reciprocity Conditional Initial (valid 1 year) 7/9/14 exams, workshops now (need PA cert in same subject/grade range, app/fee, etc. ) needed for conditional initial Initial (valid another 4 years) NOTE: Exams changed 5/1/14 (need 45 exams & 34 workshops. . . no additional fee) Professional (valid continuously with PD) (need app/fee, master’s degree, mentoring, 3 yrs teachin. ) On-going professional development (PD) (175 hrs/5 yrs needed forever more)
Conditional Initial Certification l Application (TEACH) & $100 fee l Official Bachelor’s transcript w/degree conferral is needed (no e-transcripts) l Full NYSED fingerprint clearance l Copy of current PA certificate in same subject/grade range l All exams & workshops also needed www. highered. nysed. gov/tcert/teach
Initial Certification l Within 1 yr from date of conditional initial cert. , initial certification is required l No application or fee is needed (those on file from conditional initial count for this) l ed. TPA needed NOTE: Exams changed 5/1/14. New rules 7/9/14. l All other exams, workshops must be on file for conditional initial certificate child abuse identification; SAVE; autism; DASA. EAS, ALST, CST exams needed for cond. initial.
Professional Certification l Application & $100 fee are needed (w/in 5 yrs from date of conditional initial cert. ) l Official Master’s transcript w/degree conferral is needed (no e-transcripts) l 12 grad crs. in your subject/content area l mentoring form (to prove mentoring) l 3 yrs f/t teaching in the subject/grade of your cert. (you enter on TEACH)
Professional Development l Begins July 1 AFTER the date of your professional certificate l You keep a log & annual hours entry is recorded on TEACH l 175 hrs/5 years needed l Public NYS school record this in TEACH for you. Otherwise, you record this. l Keep copies of logs for your records
Pathway Selection (TEACH) l Reciprocity is the pathway for your firstlevel certificate that you possess in PA l For the 2 nd level certificate in NYS, “certificate progression” is the pathway you will request on TEACH l If you want a certificate you did not gain in PA, the pathway is individual evaluation for additional certificate
Evaluator (TEACH) Only NYSED reviews applications under reciprocity l BOCES or NYSED can review certificate progression applications l BOCES or NYSED can review individual evaluations for additional certificate l Working with/through NYSED will always take longer 518/474 -3901 http: //www. highered. nysed. gov/tcert/certificate/te achrecother. html l
Additional Certificates l For some candidates, gaining additional certification (after 1 initial) is not difficult. l i. e. a Bio tchr needs app, fee, 30 crs in Physics & CST in Physics for Physics certification l i. e. Stdts w/Dis (SWD) 1 -6 can often gain SWD birth-2 certification w/1 course. l SWD 7 -12 Generalists must collaborate (are not teacher “of record”)
Applying to School Districts l Most districts have their own employment application process. l Most require: application, cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, proof of NY tchr. cert. (print from TEACH), 3 ref. letters. l View websites to gain employment info. i. e. www. gstboces. org districts l Retain copies of your materials.
NYSED Regulations l No time-limited certificates are printed. TEACH is viewed to verify such. l Professional certificates will be printed. l The NYSED site is a great resource: www. highered. nysed. gov/tcert l In the future, only 2 evaluations per cert. application fee will be allowed. l Regulations changed 7/9/14