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 College Recommendation & Teacher Certification Information



Use this form to request Queens College Recommendation
Submit this form along with copies of your required seminars to the
Teacher Certification Office

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Seminars required for Queens College Recommendation and NYS Certification

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Student Application Information Sheets

Guide to creating an account and entering an application on the NYSED TEACH System​

Apply for Graduation, Degree Audit, Processing Timeline, Order Transcripts

Please keep your CUNYFirst Account updated and remember to
check your QMail for important Email messages.

New York State Certification Requirements​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Office Information

Teacher Certification Office
Powdermaker Hall - Room 100G
Amy Lui, Director
Jean Wittig, Certification Officer
Erifili Giannatos, Certification Assistant
Walk-In Office Hours: 
Monday – Thursday, 9am-4:30pm
Closed Fridays: June 22nd - Aug 10th
Closed Holidays:
Independence Day - July 4th



 Certificate Information


 Individual Evaluation Pathways

Applying without recommendation

 Out of State Program Verification

​To have a Program Verification Form filled out you can email it to or mail it to: 
Teacher Certification PH-100G
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY, 11367

Please provide all relevant information including where the form should be sent.


 Useful Links

Apply for jobs in NYC Public Schools

For students about to complete their program that are entering a job application and require a pre-certification confirmation letter please send a request using the Contact Us form.

 Job Application System for Long Island & Upstate NY Counties

 Teacher Certification in Other States

 Programs & Resources


 NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives

    Create a TEACH Account, Apply for Certificate, Check Application Status, Add/Edit Information, etc.
    Search feature that allows you to see the specific requirements for any given certificate.

Alphabetical Index of Certification Topics

 NYS Teacher Certification Exams



 Please check your TEACH Account to verify that you have fingerprint clearance

 New York State Contact Info


 Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Ave, 5N EB
Albany, New York 12234

Phone: 518-474-3901

Technical Support: 518-486-6041


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