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

Powdermaker Hall, Suite 100

Online Contact Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Walk-in Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 12pm-4pm

Monday 9/25 online only.

Friday by appointment.

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

The office is closed weekends and holidays.


Amy Lui
Director of Teacher Certification

Jean Wittig
Certification Officer

Powdermaker Hall, Suite 100



Fall 2023 Graduates
  • Apply for graduation by Nov 1.
  • Complete required Workshops.
  • Submit a College Recommendation request Nov 15 – Dec 20.
  • Check your QC email for important messages.

Initial Certification Checklist

First initial certificate requirements

"On Track for Certification" Letter

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must have already applied for graduation on CUNYFirst.
  • You must be currently enrolled and completing an education program at Queens College. (Candidates who have already completed their program and had their degree/advanced certificate awarded are not eligible for an “on track” letter.)

To request an “On Track for Certification” letter please click here.

Out of State Program Verification
  • To have a Program Verification Form filled out email it to tcert@qc.cuny.edu.
  • Please fill out the candidate information portion of the form, and provide any relevant information including your full name and CUNY ID# in the email.

Updated 9.23