Teacher Certification

Eileen Atwell, NYSED Liaison

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (585) 385-8387
Fax: (585) 385-8264

Email: eatwell@sjfc.edu

TEACH Application Instructions

1. Create a personal account to LOGIN to TEACH.

  • Visit the TEACH Online Services login page.
  • Click on Self Register to create a login and password.
  • Step-by-step instructions are provided.

2. Create a TEACH Account and complete application.

Create Applicant Profile:

Enter your personal information using the guide below to complete the self-reported education portion of the application.

Institution Name:

St. John Fisher College

Award Title:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Science

Program Title/Code:

See Program Codes tables below

Major:

Education

Date Degree Received:

Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December

Attended From/To:

Obtain this information from your transcript (does not include semesters prior to your admission to the College as a matriculated student)

Number of Credits:

Obtain this information from your transcript. (It is the total number of credits on the initial program leading to your college recommendation for certification)

View Your Transcript:

  • Visit Fish 'R' Net
  • Click Enter Secure Area
  • Log in with your user ID and PIN and click Continue
  • Click Student Services
  • Click Student Records
  • Click Academic Transcript
  • Click Submit. Your transcript will display

If you no longer have access to Fish 'R' Net, you may request a transcript by visiting the Registrar’s transcript page.

Applying for Your Certificate(s):

Graduates of our programs will be using the Approved Teacher Preparation Program Pathway. TEACH will ask if you have completed an approved teacher preparation program and you will select 'YES.' It will then ask you for a program code. (See codes below.)


3. Select Certificate

  • Area of Interest: Classroom Teacher
  • Subject Area: See table below
  • Grade Level: See table below
  • Title: See table below
  • Type of Certificate: Initial/Professional

IMPORTANT!

In order to be recommended to NYSED, you must fill out the Authorization for Release of Education Records form [pdf] and return it to:

Attention: Eileen Atwell
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education,
Office 206
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
(585) 385-8387
Fax (585) 385-8264
eatwell@sjfc.edu

Program Codes

Bachelor's Initial Certification Programs (All Award Titles Are Bachelor of Science in TEACH)

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

22864 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Biology

Biology

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Biology 7-12

22865 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Chemical Education

Chemistry

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Chemistry 7-12

22866 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: English

English

Adolescence Grades
7-12

English Language Arts 7-12

22867 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: French

French

Adolescence Grades
7-12

French 7-12

22870 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Mathematics

Mathematics

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Mathematics 7-12

22871 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Physics

Physics

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Physics 7-12

22872 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Social Studies

Social Studies

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Social Studies 7-12

22873 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Spanish

Spanish

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Spanish 7-12

34570 - Adolescence Education: Special Education

Students With Disabilities

Adolescence Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities – Grades 7-12- Subject Area

22767 - Childhood Education

Childhood Education

Childhood Grades
1-6

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

22717 - Inclusive Childhood Education

Students With Disabilities

Childhood Grades
1-6

Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6

Middle School Extension

Note: Adolescence undergrads who have successfully completed EDUC 338 are eligible for a separate Grades 5-6 Middle School Extension certificate. Program codes for the extensions are the same as the codes for the subject area; e.g. Biology 5-6 Extension program code would be 22864.

General Subjects

For "Area of Interest" be sure to choose Classroom Teacher Extensions and then the subject area.

Middle School Extension TEACH application Screenshot

Foreign Languages

For "Area of Interest" be sure to choose Classroom Teacher Extensions - Foreign Languages and then the subject area.

Middle School Extension TEACH application Screenshot - Foreign Language

Master's Initial/Professional Certification Programs

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

22891 - Special Ed: Childhood Ed/Childhood Ed

Childhood Education

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Childhood Education
(Grades 1-6)

22891 - Special Ed: Childhood Ed/Childhood Ed

Students With Disabilities

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6

22893 - Spec Ed: Adolescence/Adolescence Educ

Subject Area – e.g. Social Studies, English, French

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Subject Area 7-12

22893 - Spec Ed: Adolescence/Adolescence Educ

Students With Disabilities

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area

30764 - Special Education

Students With Disabilities

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6

30764 - Special Education

Students With Disabilities

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area

*30764 – Special Education

Students With Disabilities

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Generalist

22874 - Literacy Education

Literacy

Birth-Grade 6

Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)

22874 - Literacy Education

Literacy

Grades
5-12

Literacy (Grades 5-12)

*Candidates are eligible to be recommended for the Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist (as well as their SWD 7-12 content area) if they began their Master’s degree program in fall 2011 or after, and their transcript review at the application stage is dated fall 2011 or after, and states that they have met all NYS content requirements.

Advanced Certification (Grades 1-6 or Grades 7-12) Initial/Professional

(18-credit programs for those already holding a master's degree in another subject)

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

22895 - Special Education: Childhood

Students With Disabilities

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6

22892 - Special Education: Adolescence

Students With Disabilities

Adolescent
Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area and/or Generalist*

*Advanced Certificate candidates are eligible to be recommended for the Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist (as well as their SWD content area) if they began their coursework in fall 2011 or after, and their transcript review at the application stage is dated fall 2011 or after, and states that they have met all NYS content requirements.

DISCONTINUED Master of Science in Education (MSED) Programs

(Program codes are still valid when applying for professional certification)

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

22716 - Childhood Education

Childhood Education

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Childhood Education – Grades 1-6

Adolescence Education

22706 - English
22712 - French
22711 - Social Studies
22715 - Spanish

English
French
Social Studies
Spanish

Adolescent
Grades
7-12

Subject Area 7-12

Graduate Math Science Technology (GMST)

The GMST Education program is two-fold, where candidates first complete the course requirements (including student teaching) leading to initial teacher certification. When applying for initial certification on the TEACH site, the award title GMST candidates would be seeking is Advanced Certificate, which awards initial certification. Upon completion of the requirements for initial certification, candidates are eligible to complete an additional 18 credit hours to fulfill the requirements for the master's degree.

GMST Advanced Certificates

(Initial Certificates for Adolescence; Initial/Professional for General Science)

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

31797 - Adolescence Education

Subject Area - e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Subject Area 7-12

31798 - Adolescence Education - Students With Disabilities

Students With Disabilities

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area

33461 - Gen Sci 7-12 Ext General Science Adolescence
Grades
7-12
General Science 7-12 Extension

GMST Professional Certifications

“Self-Reported Education” Section

“Select Certificate” Section

Program Code/Major

Subject Area

Grade Level

Title

23131 - Mathematics/Science/Technology Education (Initial or Professional certification)

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Childhood Education

Adolescence Grades 7-12

Childhood Grades 1-6

Subject Area 7-12

Childhood Grades 1-6

30652 - Mathematics/Science/
Technology Education

Childhood Education

Childhood
Grades
1-6

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

30652 - Mathematics/Science/
Technology Education

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Adolescence
Grades
7-12

Subject Area 7-12

33461 - Gen Sci 7-12 Ext (Initial or Professional certification)

General Science

Adolescence Grades 7-12

General Science 7-12 Extension

No More Paper Certificates for Initial Certifications

As of 3/2/2010, paper certificates are no longer printed for initial certifications. If you require "paper" proof of your certification, you may apply for a "duplicate" certificate on the TEACH site (once your initial certification has issued). The cost is $25.

Technical Problems with TEACH?

NYSED staff is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST at (518) 486-6041 or by emailing tcert@mail.nysed.gov.

Direct correspondence to:

Office of Teaching Initiatives
89 Washington Ave. 5N EB
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3901
Fax: (585) 473-0271

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New York State Testing - Important Update

We anticipate that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 will be required to take certain new exams.

Unsure which teacher certification exams you must take? Refer to our Certification Exam Information Guide [pdf] for help!

» More about New York State Tests

DASA Training Information for Certification Applicants

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.

Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will give you a Certification of Completion.

  • Send a copy of the Certificate of Completion to the Office of Teaching Initiatives, RM 5N 89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12334. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • In the case of persons completing State registered programs leading to Certification after December 31, 2013, no Certification of Completion will be awarded because the training is a required component of the programs. No additional training is required.

Please note that some providers will be offering training that exceeds the six hour minimum. Also, fees vary from provider to provider.

For more information, visit the DASA Training Information on the TEACH website.

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