• A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.

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