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Teacher Certification

Led by Caryl Cohen, the Charter Center’s Certification Unit provides analysis and in-depth technical support to help your school comply with New York State and Federal regulations.

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • A secure, on-line worksheet to provide detailed certification information to your school’s hiring manager.
  • A summary and analysis of your schools’ staff certification status
  • Recommendations to help your school achieve or maintain full compliance
  • Biweekly, one-on-one workshops for teachers who need to develop an individualized plan for certification
  • Phone or on-line support to schools for teacher certification questions
  • Topical professional development on certification issues for program members such as the recent changes in required exams, maintaining a professional certificate, the complexities of reciprocity, new or dual certification in special education and more.

SCHOOL SIGN UP FOR 2015-16 YEAR

Registration is now open for the upcoming school year. For more information and to sign up your school, fill out the registration form below.

REGISTER NOW!

FOR TEACHERS AT PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

SIGN UP FOR A 1:1 CERTIFICATION SESSION

We will be hosting multiple 1:1 Certification sessions throughout the year. The first 1:1 session for the 2015-16 program year will take place in August.

REGISTER for 1:1 SESSION

FEE STRUCTURE

The fee for teacher certification services is based on the total number of teachers on your school roster planned for the 2015-2016 school year. This number also includes teaching assistants.

2015–2016 Fee Schedule For Participating Schools
School TypeFee Per School
Schools with a total of 0-20 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$1600
Schools with a total of 21-40 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$2400
Schools with a total of 41-60 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$3400
Schools with a total of 61-80 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$4300
Schools with a total of 81-100 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$5300
Schools with a total of 101-120 eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$6200
Schools with a total of 121 or more eligible titles* for the 2015-16 School Year$7000

*Eligible Titles - Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Counselors, Social Workers and School Psychologists

QUESTIONS?

For general questions regarding Certification Services contact: Randall Iserman riserman@nyccharterschools.org

Register
New York City charter schools can register to be a part of the Teacher Certification Services program.

Resources

This form is used to expedite certification-related services with NYSED for charter schools.
New charter school teachers (and the human resources staff of every charter school) can use this as a guide when joining your team.
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What to Do as a New Teacher (July 2015)365.12 KB
This presentation outlines what teachers need to do in order to maintain their professional certificate. The professional development reporting process is covered in-depth.
Use this form when seeking verification information as part of the hiring process such as employment records and background information.
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Release Authorization Template98.34 KB

These documents are intended to help school operations staff to navigate through the teacher certification process.

Please note, there have recently been updates in exams and exam requirements and reciprocity. We are currently updating our resources to reflect these changes. For more information about reciprocity, we suggest you read the NYSED's guidelines: here.

Please contact Randall Iserman at 212-437-8307, or email riserman@nyccharterschools.org if you have any questions about these documents.

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NEW! Certification 101 Webinar for Administrators733.89 KB
Charter Center Guide to NYS Teacher Certification Exams - July 2015416.74 KB
CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION: Pre-Hire Teacher Qualification Checklist416.74 KB
NCLB Field Memo #03-2008469.4 KB

Forms for teachers and schools to access the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives TEACH system.  You can access TEACH here.