About this Pathway 3
This pathway is designed for candidates who already obtained a Bachelor’s degree but the Bachelor’s degree is in a field other than teaching. Candidates in this pathway continue their post-secondary education to earn a Master’s degree from an approved graduate teacher preparation program.
To get a teaching certificate in this pathway, you need:
- Master’s degree from an approved graduate initial certification teacher preparation program
a. Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) Workshop
b. Child Abuse Identification Workshop
c. School Violence Intervention and Prevention Workshop
- Fingerprint clearance
- Enroll in an approved graduate initial certification teacher preparation program at a college or university in New York State
This pathway ends with the candidate earning a Master’s degree in education. Once the candidate completes the other New York State certification requirements, a candidate earns his or her initial teaching certification.