Recommendation for Certification to NYSED
Upon successful fulfillment of the requirements of this program and passing examinations required by the state, students qualify to be recommended for Childhood (1-6th grade), Middle Childhood (5-9th grade), or Adolescence (7-12th grade) provisional certification. Reciprocity with most states allows students to secure certification in other regions with minimal effort: usually an application and fees paid to that state or commonwealth.
Requirements: To qualify for childhood, middle childhood or adolescence teacher certification through the Hartwick College Department of Education, an individual must satisfactorily complete the following:
- Course requirements in approved academic major (and minor for Childhood level) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Curriculum XXI requirements
- Video tape of mock lesson or pre-practicum teaching experience
- Additional extra-departmental course requirement (vary by major and level)
- Log 120 hours of START or equivalent school internship (180 hours for Childhood education), 20 of these must be in special education.
- Education course work with a cumulative average of 3.0 or above and no single grade below a C+.
- Child Abuse Identification Seminar
- Substance Abuse Seminar
- Violence Prevention Seminar
- NYSED battery of tests (see www.NYSED.gov for dates and details)
- Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
- Assessment of Teaching Skills Test (written) (ATS)
- Content Specialty Test