Undergraduate and graduate programs at Syracuse University that include certification will lead to New York State Certification – either Initial Teaching Certification, Professional Teaching Certification, or Permanent Certification.
Initial Certification is the first certification one receives, and is effective for 5 years from the issuance date. Requirements:
Professional Certification is permanent certification. Professional certificate holders must register with the department of education every five years to maintain certification and teach in New York State. Requirements:
Visit the Office of Teaching Initiatives to see which exams you are required to take, which will generally include the edTPA, the Educating All Students test (EAS), and a Content Specialty Test (CST) or School Building Leader assessment (SBL). The NYS Teacher Certification Examinations website has information on test framework, prep and study materials, and registration.
An institutional recommendation is required for students that apply for New York State certification. The School of Education can upload an institutional recommendation for candidates once they submit a recommendation authorization form to the coordinator of career services and certification and their degree is cleared by the Registrar’s office. Speak with your academic advisor to ensure your degree will be cleared on time.
Each state has specific teacher certification requirements for people applying for certification that already hold certification in New York State. Students seeking out-of-state teacher certification are encouraged to research the state’s requirements and contact Career Services for additional assistance throughout the process, and completion of any required forms.