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 Queens College Recommendation & Certification Information

 

The Teacher Certification Office serves students that are currently enrolled in or have completed a NYS Approved Education Program at Queens College.



 
 

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 New York State Certification

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

Certificate Information

Approved Teacher Preparation Program Pathways:

 

 New York State Teacher Certification Exams

 
Exam Scores and your TEACH Account:
In order for exam scores to appear properly in your TEACH account, all account information in your NYSTCE (Pearson) account must match exactly what is listed in your TEACH account (full name, Social Security number, date of birth). The name listed in both accounts must contain the same exact information (e.g., - middle initial, hyphenated names must be the same, last name, no nicknames, etc).
 
First, you must login to both accounts and make sure that all information matches exactly. If your accounts don't match, you must change your NYSTCE (Pearson) account to match what is listed in your TEACH account. This should solve the problem. Exam scores are continuously transmitted between the NYSTCE system and the TEACH system.
 
It is your responsibility to ensure that your information matches across both accounts, to make sure that the exam result(s) are transmitted properly. If you have any questions about how to get your scores transmitted to your TEACH account, you can contact NYSTCE (Pearson) at: (800) 989-8532.

Note: Before emailing NYSED OTI to "apply the safety net" to their application, applicants must:
  • Submit their certificate application and fee.
  • Have a College Recommendation in their TEACH account matching the certificate in that application.
  • Have a passing ATS-W score in their TEACH account.
Applying for the Safety Net
Candidates who are eligible for the safety net, can apply for the safety net by sending an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov
The email needs to include: 
  • Your first and last name as is appears in your TEACH account
  • Your date of birth or last four digits of your social security number
  • A request that the safety net be applied to your application
After receiving the email, the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI) staff will check that you were on a dean’s list submitted to OTI. If so, the staff will indicate on your certificate application that you are exempt from the edTPA requirement for certification.

 

 Teacher Certification Office

 
CONTACT:
Please include your CUNY ID # in all Emails.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to tcert@qc.cuny.edu. You will receive a reply as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Online contact hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Staff:
Director of Teacher Certification
Certification Officer
 

 Announcements

 
Fall 2021 graduates apply for Graduation before November 1st. Request College Recommendation November 15th - January 15th
 

 NYC-DOE Job Application Information

 
    • To request an "On Track for Certification" Letter, send an email to tcert@qc.cuny.edu, with your name, CUNY ID Number, and Program. 
      • You must be currently enrolled and have applied for Graduation on CUNYFirst, to be eligible for an "On Track" letter.
    • You can also upload a copy of your student transcript and/or a screenshot of your NYSED TEACH Account to the job application.
    • ​For a Master's plus 30 Letter please contact QC Hub Record Management at qchub@qc.cuny.edu​​​​
     

     Out of State Program Verification

     
    ​To have a Program Verification Form filled out you can email it to tcert@qc.cuny.edu.

    Please fill out the candidate information portion of the form and provide all relevant information including where the form should be sent.
     

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