Teacher Certification

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


The best way to contact our office is by emailing tcert@qc.cuny.edu.

Please include your CUNY ID# in all emails.

Phone: 718-997-5547

When leaving a voicemail message please include your full name, CUNY ID#, and an email address.

Office Hours

Online contact hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

The office is closed weekends and holidays.

Powdermaker Hall, Suite 100

*There will be no in-person office hours May 30 – June 5.


Summer Schedule

Walk-in Office Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday, 12pm-4pm


Closed Fridays:

June 30 – August 18


Please email tcert@qc.cuny.edu to confirm in-person availability.


Amy Lui
Director of Teacher Certification

Jean Wittig
Certification Officer

Powdermaker Hall, Suite 100



Spring 2023 Graduates

Summer graduates apply for graduation on CUNYFirst by July 1.

Initial Certification Checklist

First initial certificate requirements

"On Track for Certification" Letter
  • You must be currently enrolled and have applied for graduation on CUNYFirst, to be eligible for an “On Track” letter.
  • 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 are graduating from.
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, your full name, and CUNY ID Number.

Updated 2.23 – JMW