8 CRR-NY 80-2.3NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 8. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
SUBCHAPTER C. TEACHERS
PART 80. REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHERS' CERTIFICATES AND TEACHING PRACTICE
SUBPART 80-2. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATES IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHING SERVICE APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2004, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY SERVICE APPLIED FOR ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2006, AND THE PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICE (EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATES FOR SCHOOL COUNSELING APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 2, 2023)
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80-2.3 Certificates valid for pupil personnel service (school attendance teacher, school counselor, school dental hygiene teacher, school nurse-teacher, school psychologist and school social worker).
Preparation: to obtain a certificate in a pupil personnel service, a candidate shall meet the requirements set forth in this section.
(a) School attendance teacher.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department and shall have completed in addition/or including six semester hours of professional education appropriate to the function of the school attendance teacher.
(ii) Time validity. The provisional certificate shall be valid for five years from date of issuance.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed, in addition to the requirements for the provisional certificate, two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services and a master's degree in the field of pupil personnel service.
(b) School counselor.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department, and in addition shall have completed 30 semester hours of approved graduate study in the field of school counseling, including supervised practice in guidance.
(ii) Time validity. The provisional certificate shall be valid for five years from date of issuance.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed, in addition to the requirements for the provisional certificate, two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services and 30 semester hours of graduate study in the field of school counseling. Within the total program of preparation, the candidate shall have been awarded a master's degree.
(c) School dental hygiene teacher.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall have completed, in addition to an associate degree at an institution approved for the preparation of dental hygienists, 30 semester hours of collegiate study toward meeting the requirements for a baccalaureate degree, including six semester hours of professional education appropriate to the function of the school dental hygiene teacher.
(ii) The candidate shall hold a valid New York State registration as a dental hygienist.
(iii) Time validity. This certificate will be valid for five years from date of issuance.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed, in addition to the requirements for the provisional certificate, two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services and a four-year program of preparation culminating in a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department. Within the total program of preparation, the candidate shall have completed 18 semester hours of professional education appropriate to the function of the school dental hygienist.
(d) School nurse-teacher.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department, including six semester hours of study in professional education appropriate to the function of the school nurse-teacher.
(ii) The candidate shall hold a valid New York State registration as a professional nurse.
(iii) Time validity. The certificate shall be valid for five years from date of issuance.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed, in addition to the requirements for the provisional certificate, two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services and a master's degree in the field of pupil personnel service.
(e) School psychologist.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The provisional certificate shall be valid for five years from the date of issuance.
(ii) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department, and shall have completed in addition 60 semester hours of graduate study, including a college-supervised internship in the field of school psychology.
(iii) Exception for licensed psychologists with demonstrated bilingual skills.
(a) In lieu of meeting the education requirements prescribed in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, a candidate may meet the following requirements for a provisional certificate as a school psychologist:
(1) the candidate must request in writing an exception to stated preparation under this subparagraph;
(2) the candidate must submit an application for a provisional certificate to the department;
(3) the candidate must be registered and hold a New York State license as a psychologist, pursuant to title VIII of the Education Law;
(4) the candidate must document a commitment for employment as a school psychologist by a school district or other entity required by law to employ certified school psychologists in which the employer agrees to provide the candidate with mentoring by a certified school psychologist in the first year of employment under the provisional certificate; and
(5) the candidate must meet all requirements for an interim bilingual education extension, as prescribed in section 80-2.9(a)(5) of this Subpart, except the requirement that the candidate hold a provisional or permanent certificate as a school psychologist.
(b) A candidate who meets the requirements of clause (a) of this subparagraph shall be issued both a provisional certificate in school psychology and an interim bilingual education extension. The provisional certificate shall have the duration prescribed in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph. In accordance with the requirements of section 80-2.9(a)(5) of this Subpart, the interim bilingual education extension shall be valid for three years from its effective date and shall not be renewable.
(c) No provisional certificate in school psychology with an effective date that begins after September 1, 2010 shall be issued under the requirements of this subparagraph, and no interim bilingual education extension with an effective date that begins after September 1, 2010 shall be issued under the requirements of this subparagraph.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed, in addition to the requirements for the provisional certificate, two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services. Within the total program of preparation, the candidate shall have been awarded a master's degree.
(f) School social worker.
(1) Provisional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution approved by the department, and in addition shall have completed 30 semester hours of graduate study, including a supervised internship, in the field of social work.
(ii) Time validity. The provisional certificate shall be valid for five years from date of issuance.
(2) Permanent certificate. The candidate shall have completed two years of school experience in the field of pupil personnel services, hold the degree of master of social work or an equivalent degree as determined by the department, and be licensed and registered by the department as a licensed master social worker or a licensed clinical social worker.
(3) Scope of practice. The provisional or permanent certificate in school social work shall authorize the holder of the certificate to practice licensed master social work, as defined in sections 7701(1) and 7702 of the Education Law, in public schools of New York State or any other school for which the law requires certification as a school social worker pursuant to Part 80 of this Title. For such individual to practice licensed clinical social work, as defined in section 7701(2) of the Education Law, in the public schools or any other location in New York State, the individual must be licensed and registered by the department as a licensed clinical social worker when performing such services, unless such individual is exempt from licensure in licensed clinical social work pursuant to section 7706 or other provision of article 154 of the Education Law.
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Current through August 15, 2021
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