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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.

REGISTER NOW!

FOR TEACHERS AT PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

SIGN UP FOR A 1:1 CERTIFICATION SESSION

The first 1:1 session for the 2015-16 program year will take place in August. This registration will open in July.

CHECK BACK SOON!

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.
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

This guide should be used by charter school staff that want to be fingerprinted at the New York City Charter School Center.

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Fingerprinting Instructions956.75 KB

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

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NEW! Certification 101 Webinar for Administrators733.89 KB
CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION: New 2014 Teacher Certification Regulations Reciprocity465.66 KB
CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION: New Testing Requirements - effective May 2014546.37 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.