About this Pathway 8
This pathway is an alternative route to certification designed for candidates who have already completed a teacher preparation program in another state in the U.S and now seek to obtain certification in New York State.
To get a teaching certificate in this pathway, you need:
- Check whether your teacher preparation program is on this NYSED approved list of out-of-state programs
a. Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) Workshop
b. Child Abuse Identification Workshop
c. School Violence Intervention and Prevention Workshop
- Fingerprint clearance
- Check to see whether your teacher preparation program is on this approved list of out-of-state programs
- Complete any required additional coursework
- Apply to NYSED for a conditional initial teaching certificate through NYSED’s “Comparable Program” pathway
This pathway ends with the candidate completing all coursework requirements for conditional initial teaching certification. Once the candidate completes the other New York State certification requirements, a candidate may apply for a conditional initial teaching certificate.
*A candidate must have completed a teacher preparation program that is on this NYSED approved list of out-of-state programs.