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Teacher Certification

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Teresa Riekstins
Teacher Certification
Golisano Academic Center, Room 203
Phone: 585-389-2592
Fax: 585-389-2057

Nazareth students in education programs can obtain information to apply online to New York State Education Department for permanent, initial and professional certification, extensions and annotations through the Teacher Certification Office in the Golisano Academic Center, Room 203. Usually this process is done during a student's last semester in a program.

Students completing their program on or after May 1, 2014 are responsible for taking the new tests.



Part of the certification process in New York State includes successfully completing the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. For further information see Nazareth College's guide sheets:

If you are completing your program by December 2013, see your Program Director for guide sheets.

Interstate Certification
Teacher certification requirements differ across states. New York State has agreements with other states regarding teacher certification. These states will take a NYS teaching certificate for the first year of teaching as the individual addresses certification requirements within their new state. Please note, it is wise to maintain your New York State certification. Please contact the certification office if you need further information.

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Designated Certification Officer for Nazareth College:
Patricia Huntington

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