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


 Queens College Recommendation and NYS Certification Information

Graduation or completion of an education program is not enough to become certified by the New York State Department of Education. You will need to request recommendation from the Queens College Teacher Certification Office and apply for certification on the NYSED TEACH Online system.

Graduate and Program Completer Information

 Initial Certification Checklist

 Certificate Information


 New York State Certification


 NYS Certification Exams


 NYC-DOE Job Application Info & Employment Resources

  • On Track For Certification Letter.pdf"On Track For Certification Letter" for NYC DOE job application
    • To request an "On Track for Certification" Letter for the NYC-DOE job application system, please fill out Part I of the PDF form above and email it to To be issued the letter you must have already applied for graduation.
    • You can also upload a copy of your student transcript and/or a screenshot of your NYSED TEACH Account.
  • Sample Resume.pdfSample Resume
  • Resume Tips.pdfResume Tips

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 * Contact Information and Hours

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 as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Summer Online contact hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5:30pm.

 Office Information

Teacher Certification Office
Powdermaker Hall - Room 100G
Director of Teacher Certification
Certification Officer & Office Manager
Erifili Giannatos
Certification Assistant
Please include your CUNY ID number in all Emails.



Summer 2020 candidates request College Recommendation by August 15th.
For more information click here.
Summer 2020 candidates may submit the College Recommendation Request
AFTER applying for graduation, and having completed the 3 required workshops.

Students can now submit the College Recommendation Request and workshops through Chalk and Wire (if you do not have a Chalk and Wire account please email the PDF College Recommendation Request Form to

 Out of State Program Verification

​To have a Program Verification Form filled out you can email it to

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

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