• A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.

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), Adolescence (7-12th grade), Dual/Special Education, Art Education or Music Education initial 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 certification through the Hartwick College Department of Education, an individual must satisfactorily complete the following:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Course requirements in approved academic major (and minor for Childhood level) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum requirements
  • Log 100 hours of early field experience, 25 hours must be in special education setting.
  • Education course work with a cumulative average of 3.0 or above and no single grade below a C.
  • Child Abuse Identification Seminar  (Lyceum course)
  • Substance Abuse Seminar (Lyceum course)
  • Violence Prevention Seminar (Lyceum course)
  • DASA training (Lyceum course)

To become certified to teach in New York State, an individual must successfully pass the NYSED battery of tests:

  • NYSED battery of tests (see www.NYSED.gov for dates and details)
    • Educating All Students (EAS)
    • Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
    • Content Specialty Test (CST)