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 Certificate Progression

Pathway: Certificate Progression

Candidate Profile: NYS certified teachers seeking to advance from an Initial certificate to a Professional certificate who did not complete a NYS registered program leading to Professional certification in the certificate area for which they are applying.

If you fit this profile: 
  1. It is your responsibility to research the requirements and complete them in order to become certified. 
  2. The following must be submitted for all applications:
    • Master’s degree
      By submission of a sealed, official transcript containing a Master’s degree conferral date
    • Verification of Experience Form
      This form must be submitted by each of your previous employers
    • Mentored Experience
      If completed while employed by a New York State public school district, this statement must be entered onto your TEACH account electronically by the district office. Contact the district office for more information. 
    • Workshops
    • Citizenship status
      Answer the Resident Status question in the Personal Information section of your TEACH account.
  3. Check the status of your application
    • Average processing time for an application is 8 to 14 weeks.



Teacher Certification Office
Powdermaker Hall - Room 100G



This Pathway does not require a Program Code. 
Select the option that states
"No, I have not completed, nor am I enrolled in, an Approved Teacher Preparation Program at a New York State College or University"
then click next.

 NYS Contact Information

​New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching Initiatives
89 Washington Avenue, 5NEB
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-3901
Technical Support: 518-486-6041
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