Teacher Certification

Learn How to Become Certified
Information about the certification process from start to finish.

Teacher Preparation Programs in New York
A person may complete a teacher education program in a New York college or university and be recommended for a certificate provided that program has been registered by the Department as leading to the designated certificate.

Requirements for Certification
Search for specific requirements necessary for NYS certification as a classroom teacher, school leader, pupil personnel professional, and others for service in the public schools.

Certification Examinations
Find information about online registration for tests, test study guides, frequently asked questions and answers, and more. 

Apply for a Certificate
Apply for certification using the TEACH Online Services system.

Check the Status of Your Application
Check the status of your certification application.

Professional Development for Certificate Holders
Opportunities for Professional Development for Certificate Holders.

TEACH Public Inquiry System
View the New York State certification status of individual teachers, school administrators, and pupil personnel professionals

Last Updated: September 15, 2009