About this Pathway 6

This pathway is an alternative route to certification designed for candidates who were educated outside the U.S. but do not hold foreign teaching credentials but seek to obtain teaching certification in New York State.


To get a teaching certificate in this pathway, you need:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.5 GPA)
  2. Workshops
    a. Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) Workshop
    b. Child Abuse Identification Workshop
    c. School Violence Intervention and Prevention Workshop
  3. Fingerprint clearance


  • Satisfy semester hour requirements and meet specific liberal arts and sciences general core, content core and pedagogical core competencies for the specific certificate title sought
  • Submit an evaluation of foreign credentials

This pathway ends with the candidate completing all coursework requirements for initial teaching certification. Once the candidate completes the other New York State certification requirements, a candidate may apply for an initial teaching certificate.

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