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 College Recommendation & Teacher Certification Information

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Spring 2020 Graduates and Advanced Certificate program completers can now submit the College Recommendation Request Form and workshops through Chalk and Wire. Emails will be sent out beginning March 23rd with more information. 
Please regularly check your QC-Email accounts.
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Use this form to request Queens College Institutional Recommendation.
(Open in Adobe Acrobat)

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Workshops required for Queens College recommendation and NYS certification.

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Student Application Information Sheets contain Program Code and title information for NYS certification application.

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​​Information for Graduates and Advanced Certificate Program Completers on how to request College Recommendation.

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

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Detailed answers to many frequently asked questions.

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Students can now upload workshops and submit Recommendation Requests through their Chalk and Wire Accounts.

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

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 * Announcement

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 You will receive a reply within 2 business days. Thank you for your understanding.
Online contact hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

 Office Information

Teacher Certification Office
Powdermaker Hall - Room 100G
Director of Teacher Certification
Certification Officer & Office Manager
Erifili Giannatos
Certification Assistant


 Certificate Information


 Individual Evaluation Pathways

Applying without recommendation

 Good Standing Letter

To request a letter of good standing for the NYC-DOE job application system, or for entry into a graduate program, please fill out Part I of the PDF form below and email it to

To receive a good standing letter you must have already applied for graduation and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

(Form works best in Internet Explorer)

 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
 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 
 Fingerprinting Contact Info
NYS: or 518-473-2998
NYC-DOE: 718-935-4000

 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
Contact Form

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