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 Additional Certificate - Individual Pathway

Pathway: Individual Evaluation for Additional Certificate
Candidate Profile: NYS Certified Teachers seeking an additional certificate

Candidates who fit this profile are teachers who already possess a New York State classroom teaching certificate and are interested in becoming certified in an additional classroom teaching subject.

If you fit this profile, you may obtain an additional certificate by:

·      Possessing a valid New York State classroom teaching certificate

·      Satisfying the 30 semester hour content core requirements (some certificates require additional pedagogy as well) for the certificate title you seek

·      Applying for a Certificate to the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives

·      Passing the appropriate New York State the Content Specialty Test(s) (CST)

If your first certificate was issued as the result of completion of an approved program or a professional license the state will not have an official transcript of your college coursework on file. Please submit official transcripts of all completed coursework from all colleges you have attended to the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives.

This is a general description only. For information on requirements specific to the subject you want to teach, click on the icon below.




 Office Information

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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