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

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), Adolescence (7-12th grade), Dual/Special Education, Art Education or Music Education iniital 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 150 hours of START or equivalent school internship, 20 hours 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  (Lyceum course)
  • Substance Abuse Seminar (Lyceum course)
  • Violence Prevention Seminar (Lyceum course)
  • 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-W)
    • Content Specialty Test (CST)