• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • 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), 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