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Certification Information

To be certified to teach in New York State, a student must complete the requirements set out by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and by the Department of Education at Hartwick.

The program at Hartwick College leads to an Initial Certificate (pending fulfillment of all requirements by the College and New York State).

To be eligible to continue teaching in the state of New York a teacher must complete the requirements for a Provisional/Permanent certificate within five years after completing the requirements for Initial certification.

The following are links to NYSED requirements and other helpful sites:

NYSED Home Page

Requirements for Teacher Certification by Certification Area 

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

For more information, contact the Department of Education at 607-431-4841.