8 CRR-NY 80-3.7NY-CRR

OFFICIAL 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 80-3. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATES IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHING SERVICE APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2004, THE EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SERVICE APPLIED FOR ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 2, 2007, AND AS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR APPLIED AND QUALIFIED FOR ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 2, 2023
8 CRR-NY 80-3.7
8 CRR-NY 80-3.7
80-3.7 Satisfaction of education requirements for certification in the classroom teaching service through individual evaluation.
This section prescribes requirements for meeting the education requirements for classroom teaching certificates through individual evaluation. Candidates who apply for any of the certificates in the classroom teaching service as described herein may continue to meet the education requirements for classroom teaching certificates through individual evaluation. Candidates with a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who apply for an initial teaching certificate under subclause (a)(3)(ii)(c)(3) of this section may continue to meet the education requirements for classroom teaching certificates through individual evaluation after May 1, 2014. The candidate must have achieved a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or its equivalent in the program or programs leading to any degree used to meet the requirements for a certificate under this section. In addition, a candidate must have achieved at least a C or its equivalent in any undergraduate level course and at least a B- or its equivalent in any graduate level course or, in response to the State of emergency declared by the Governor pursuant to an Executive Order for the COVID-19 crisis candidates may achieve a passing grade or its equivalent in any undergraduate or graduate level course completed during the spring, summer, or fall 2020 terms, in accordance with the pass/fail grading policy or its equivalent at the institution of higher education (e.g., credit/no credit, pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory policy), in lieu of achieving at least a C or its equivalent in any undergraduate level course and at least a B- or its equivalent in any graduate level course, in order for the semester hours associated with that course to be credited toward meeting the content core or pedagogical core semester hour requirements for a certificate under this section. All other requirements for the certificate, including but not limited to, examination and/or experience requirements, as prescribed in this Part, must also be met.
(a) Satisfaction of education requirements through individual evaluation for initial certificates in all titles in classroom teaching service, except in specific career and technical subjects within the field of agriculture, business and marketing, family and consumer sciences, health, a technical area, or a trade (grades 7 through 12).
(1) A candidate seeking to fulfill the education requirement for an initial certificate through individual evaluation of education requirements shall meet the general requirements prescribed in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, and the additional requirements, if any, prescribed in paragraph (3) of this subdivision for the certificate title for which application is made. The following initial certificates have no additional requirements prescribed in paragraph (3) of this subdivision: dance (all grades), health education (all grades), music (all grades), physical education (all grades), theater (all grades), visual arts (all grades), educational technology specialist (all grades), agriculture (all grades), family and consumer sciences (all grades), business and marketing (all grades), technology education (all grades) and computer science (all grades).
(2) General requirements. All candidates seeking to fulfill the education requirement for the initial certificate through individual evaluation of education requirements shall meet the general requirements prescribed in this paragraph, or their substantial equivalent as determined by the commissioner, unless the additional requirements for the certificate title sought in paragraph (3) of this subdivision explicitly substitute a different requirement.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess a baccalaureate from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education, a higher education institution that the commissioner deems substantially equivalent, or from an institution authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) General education core in the liberal arts and sciences. The candidate shall complete 30 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects: artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical processes, and written analysis and expression, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more provisional certificates, permanent certificates, initial certificates, or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service, other than a title in a specific career and technical subject (grades 7-12), shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences, as prescribed in this subparagraph, for an additional initial certificate in the classroom teaching service sought.
(iv) Content core. The candidate shall complete 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject area of the certificate title, which may include no more than six of the 30 semester hours in a cognate, meaning a related field as determined by the department; provided, however that a candidate seeking an initial certificate in computer science shall only be required to complete 12 semester hours of coursework in the subject area of the certificate title.
(v) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph and teaching experience as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, provided that candidates identified in this subparagraph shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements. A candidate who holds one or more provisional certificates, permanent certificates, initial certificates, or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service, other than a title in a specific career and technical subject (grades 7-12), shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements for an additional initial certificate in the classroom teaching service sought, except for such candidates who are seeking an additional initial certificate in one or more of the following titles: early childhood education, childhood education, generalist in middle childhood education (grades 5-9), specialist in middle childhood education (grades 5-9), English to speakers of other languages (all grades), literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12), students with disabilities (birth-grade 2), students with disabilities (grades 1-6), students with disabilities (grades 5-9), students with disabilities (grades 7-12), deaf and hard of hearing (all grades), blind or visually impaired (all grades), and speech and language disabilities (all grades).
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete 18 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning, including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home, school and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs to develop the skills necessary to provide specially designed instruction to students with disabilities to participate and progress in the general education curriculum, three semester hours;
(3) teaching literacy skills, three semester hours;
(4) curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including instructional technology; and
(5) foundations of education (historical, philosophical, sociological and/or legal).
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) Candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026 shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher.
(2) Candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026 shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time college-supervised student teaching, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2)(ii)(c)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days.
(3) For a candidate applying for a first certificate, the experience prescribed in subclause (1) or (2) of this subdivision must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate and must be in the subject area of the certificate title sought by the candidate. For other candidates, such experience must be in a school offering instruction in any grade, pre-kindergarten through grade 12. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(3) Additional requirements. A candidate seeking to fulfill the education requirement for the initial certificate through individual evaluation of education requirements shall meet the additional requirements in this paragraph or their substantial equivalent as determined by the commissioner, if so prescribed for that certificate title, in addition to the general requirements prescribed in paragraph (2) of this subdivision.
(i) Early childhood education, childhood education, and generalist in middle childhood education.
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. The candidate shall complete six semester hours in mathematics, six semester hours in science, and six semester hours in social studies within the content core and/or the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework that is appropriate to the student developmental level of the certificate title. The candidate shall also complete three additional semester hours in teaching literacy skills.
(ii) Specialist in middle childhood education (5-9) and adolescence education (7-12).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject area of the certificate title sought (English, a language other than English, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, or social studies) in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences. For social studies (5-9) and social studies (7-12), within the 30 semester hour content core, the candidate shall complete coursework in economics and government, and a total of 21 semester hours of coursework that includes study in United States history, world history and geography.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework that is appropriate to the student developmental level of the certificate title. The candidate shall also complete three additional semester hours in teaching literacy skills.
(c) For candidates with a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and two years of post-secondary teaching experience in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department, who apply for a certificate or license in (grades 7-12) on or after February 2, 2011 and prior to February 2, 2019 in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or a closely related field, the candidate shall not be required to meet the general requirements in subparagraph (2)(iii), (iv) or (v) of this subdivision. However, the candidate shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education, a higher education institution that the commissioner deems substantially equivalent, or from an institution authorized by the Board of Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department. The candidate shall have completed a graduate major in the subject of the certificate sought, or in a related field approved by the department for this purpose.
(2) Post-secondary teaching experience. The candidate must show evidence of at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department.
(3) Pedagogical study or two years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school district under a Transitional G certificate. The candidate shall complete one of the following:
(i) at least six credits of undergraduate pedagogical core study or four credits of graduate pedagogical study for the initial certificate in the area of the candidate's certificate, as prescribed for the certificate title in this paragraph, which shall include study in the methods of teaching in the certificate area, teaching students with disabilities; curriculum and lesson planning aligned with the New York State learning standards; and classroom management and teaching at the developmental level of students to be taught; or
(ii) a least two years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school district while the candidate holds a Transitional G certificate under this Part.
(iii) English to speakers of other languages.
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences and shall include study in linguistics and English grammar, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. Study in the general education core and the content core shall include 12 semester hours in a language other than English.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete a total of six semester hours of coursework that includes study in methods of second-language teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. The candidate shall also complete three additional semester hours in teaching literacy skills.
(iv) Literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of at least 30 semester hours of coursework that meets the content core requirements for an initial certificate in any certificate title in the classroom teaching service, except titles in specific career and technical subjects.
(b) Pedagogical core. In lieu of meeting the pedagogical core requirements in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework prescribed in subclause (1) of this clause and the teaching experience prescribed in subclause (2) of this clause.
(1) Coursework. The candidate shall complete 24 semester hours of coursework, including at least 12 semester hours of graduate coursework, that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(i) human development and learning, including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(ii) teaching students with disabilities and special health care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology;
(iii) foundations of education (historical, philosophical, sociological and/or legal);
(iv) literacy instruction and assessment, including instructional technology, six semester hours;
(v) literacy diagnosis and remediation;
(vi) literacy in content areas;
(vii) child or adolescent literature.
(2) Teaching experience.
(i) Candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026 shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. In addition, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a college-supervised practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, of 50 clock hours in teaching literacy to students, at developmental levels appropriate to the certificate sought. For candidates who apply for both certificate titles, literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12), the 50-clock hour practicum shall include 25 clock hours of teaching students (birth- grade 6) and 25 clock hours of teaching students (grades 5-12). One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a literacy teacher on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum in literacy when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a literary teacher in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(ii) For candidates applying for certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full time college-supervised student teaching, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. In addition, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, of at least 50 clock hours in teaching literacy to students, at developmental levels appropriate to the certificate sought. For candidates who apply for both certificate titles, literacy (birth-grade 6) and literacy (grades 5-12), the 50-clock hour practicum shall include 25 clock hours of teaching students birth-grade 6 and 25 clock hours of teaching students grades 5-12. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a literacy teacher at the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the practicum in literacy when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a literacy teacher in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(v) Students with disabilities (birth-grade 2).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. The candidate shall complete six semester hours in mathematics, six semester hours in science, and six semester hours in social studies within such content core and/or the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework appropriate to the student developmental level of the certificate. In addition to such prescribed pedagogical core, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation of students with disabilities, including collaboration with caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence; and
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing learning environments for students with disabilities, including instructional and assistive technology.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(vi) Students with disabilities (grades 1-6).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. The candidate shall complete six semester hours in mathematics, six semester hours in science, and six semester hours in social studies within such content core and/or the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework appropriate to the developmental level of the certificate. In addition to such prescribed pedagogical core, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students with disabilities, including collaboration with caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence; and
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing environments for students with disabilities, including instructional and assistive technology.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(vii) Students with disabilities (grades 5-9). This subparagraph applies to candidates who apply for their certificate prior to September 1, 2011 and complete all requirements before September 1, 2014.
(a) Content core.
(1) For generalist (grades 5-9) certificates, the content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. The candidate shall complete six semester hours in mathematics, six semester hours in science, and six semester hours in social studies within such content core and/or the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences.
(2) For specialist (grades 5-9) certificates, the content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject area of the certificate sought (English, a language other than English, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, or social studies), in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. For social studies (5-9), within the 30 semester hour content core, the candidate shall complete coursework in economics and government, and a total of 21 semester hours of coursework that includes study in United States history, world history, and geography.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework appropriate to the student developmental level of the certificate sought. In addition to such prescribed pedagogical core, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students with disabilities, including collaboration with caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence; and
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing learning environments for students with disabilities, including instructional and assistive technology.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(viii) Students with disabilities (grades 7-12).
(a) Content core.
(1) For generalist (grades 7-12) certificates, the content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. The candidate shall complete six semester hours in mathematics, six semester hours in science, six semester hours in social studies, and six semester hours in English language arts within such content core and/or the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences and the candidate shall have sufficient pedagogical skills to teach these subjects.
(2) For specialist (grades 7-12) certificates for candidates who apply for their certificate prior to September 1, 2011 and complete all requirements before September 1, 2014, the content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject of the certificate sought (English, a language other than English, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics or social studies) in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required. For social studies (7-12), within the 30 semester hour content core, the candidate shall complete coursework in economics and government, and a total of 21 semester hours of coursework that includes study in United States history, world history, and geography.
(b) Pedagogical core. Within the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete six semester hours of coursework appropriate to the student developmental level of the certificate sought. In addition to such prescribed pedagogical core, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students with disabilities, including caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence; and
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing learning environments for students with disabilities, including instructional and assistive technologies and transition preparation.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(ix) Deaf and hard of hearing (all grades).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required.
(b) Pedagogical core. In addition to the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including collaboration with caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence;
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing learning environments for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including the use of instructional and assistive technology; and
(4) using and teaching American Sign Language and other strategies for communicating in the deaf culture.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(x) Blind or visually impaired (all grades).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences, in addition to the 30 semester hours of coursework prescribed in the general education core in the liberal arts and sciences if required.
(b) Pedagogical core. In addition to the pedagogical core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and 12 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) foundations of special education;
(2) assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students who are blind or visually impaired, including collaboration with caregivers and others, to promote academic achievement and independence;
(3) curriculum, instruction and managing learning environments for students who are blind or visually impaired, including instructional and assistive technology; and
(4) reading and teaching Braille.
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(xi) Speech and language disabilities (all grades).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of coursework in the subject of speech and language disorders.
(b) Pedagogical core.
(1) In addition to the pedagogical core coursework prescribed in clause (2)(v)(a) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete three semester hours in teaching literacy skills and six semester hours that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(i) foundations of special education; and
(ii) assisting students with speech and language disabilities and their teachers with the teaching and learning of the general curriculum.
(2) Practicum. In lieu of the pedagogical core teaching experience prescribed in clause (2)(v)(b) of this subdivision, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a college-supervised practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(1) of this Title, of 150 clock hours that includes experiences with students with speech and language disabilities in early childhood (birth-grade 2), childhood (grades 1-6), middle childhood (grades 5-9), and adolescence (grades 7-12). The practicum shall include experiences in elementary and/or secondary schools. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a teacher of speech and language disabilities on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum in speech and language disabilities when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a teacher of speech and language disabilities in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations
(c) For candidates applying for a certificate or license on or after September 2, 2009, the candidate shall complete study in autism, as prescribed in section 80-1.12 of this Part, or its equivalent as determined by the commissioner.
(xii) Library media specialist (all grades).
(a) Content core. The content core prescribed in subparagraph (2)(iv) of this subdivision shall consist of 30 semester hours of graduate study in library science, including instructional and assistive technology.
(b) Pedagogical core. In lieu of meeting the pedagogical core requirements in subparagraph (2)(v) of this subdivision, the candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework prescribed in subclause (1) of this clause and the practicum prescribed in subclause (2) of this clause.
(1) Coursework. The candidate shall complete 21 semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(i) human development and learning, including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(ii) foundations of education (historical, philosophical, sociological and/or legal);
(iii) enhancing the learning of students with disabilities;
(iv) increasing the literacy skills of all students, six semester hours; and
(v) planning and delivering school library and media services.
(2) Practicum. For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a college-supervised practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(1) of this Title, providing library services, of 20 school days in an elementary school and 20 school days in a secondary school. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a library media specialist on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the college-supervised practicum in library media when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a library media specialist in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(3) Clinical experience. For candidates applying for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a practicum, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, providing library services, of 7 weeks full-time in an elementary school and 7 weeks full-time in a secondary school. One year of paid, satisfactory, full-time experience as a library media specialist on the elementary and/or secondary level may be accepted in lieu of the practicum in library services when such experience is verified by the employing school district administrator. To satisfy this requirement, any experience as a library media specialist in a New York State public school must be in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
(xiii) For candidates with a graduate degree and two years of post-secondary teaching experience in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department, who apply for a certificate on or after February 2, 2019, the candidate shall not be required to meet the general requirements in subparaqraph (2)(iii), (iv) or (v) of this subdivision. However. the candidate shall meet the following requirements:
(a) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess a graduate degree in the area of a certificate title sought or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education, a higher education institution that the commissioner deems substantially equivalent, or from an institution authorized by the Board of Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department. The candidate shall have completed a graduate major in the subject of the certificate sought, or in a related field approved by the department for this purpose.
(b) Post-secondary teaching experience. The candidate must show evidence of at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department: provided, however, that such experience must have been completed within 10 years immediately preceding the application for an initial certificate unless the candidate holds/held a Transitional G certificate.
(c) Pedagogical study or two years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school district under a Transitional G certificate. The candidate shall complete one of the following:
(1) at least six credits of undergraduate pedagogical core study or four credits of graduate pedagogical study for the initial certificate in the area of the candidate's certificate, as prescribed for the certificate title in this paragraph, which shall include study in the methods of teaching in the certificate area, teaching students with disabilities, curriculum and lesson planning aligned with the New York State learning standards, and classroom management and teaching at the developmental level of students to be taught; or
(2) at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school district while the candidate holds a Transitional G certificate under this Part.
(b) Satisfaction of education requirements through individual evaluation for initial certificates in a specific career and technical subject (grades 7 through 12).
(1) A candidate seeking to fulfill the education requirement for an initial certificate through individual evaluation of education requirements shall meet the requirements prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (8) of this subdivision, as applicable.
(2) Option A. For holders of an associate or higher degree.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess an associate or higher degree in the subject of the certificate title from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution of higher education authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph and teaching experience as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more provisional certificates, permanent certificates, initial certificates, or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning, including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction, including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks, full time, in a college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(3) Option B. For holders of a high school diploma or its equivalent but no college degree.
(i) The candidate shall possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework, as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph, and teaching experience, as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more, permanent, initial, or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning, including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction, including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates applying for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(4) Option C. For holders of an associate degree or its equivalent in the career and technical field in which a certificate is sought and who have had at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience, at the post-secondary level, in the certificate area to be taught or a closely related subject acceptable to the department.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess an associate degree or its equivalent in the subject of the certificate title sought from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution of higher education authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Experience. The candidate shall have at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience, excluding experience as a teaching assistant, at the post-secondary level in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department.
(iv) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework, as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph, and teaching experience, as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more permanent initial or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks, full-time, in a college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(5) Option D. For holders of a full license as a teacher issued by the department pursuant to section 126.6(f) of this Title in the career and technical field in which a certificate is sought and who have two years of satisfactory teaching experience under a full license issued by the department pursuant to section 126.6(f) of this Title, in a New York State licensed private career school in the certificate area or a closely related subject area acceptable to the department.
(i) The candidate shall possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Experience. The candidate shall have at least two years of satisfactory teaching experience under a full license issued by the department pursuant to section 126.6(f) of this Title, in a New York State licensed private career school in the certificate area or a closely related subject area acceptable to the department.
(iv) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework, as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph, and teaching experience, as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more provisional certificates, permanent initial or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates applying for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher, provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(6) Option G. For candidates who hold an industry acceptable credential in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department, or receive a passing score on an industry accepted career and technical examination that demonstrates mastery in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought or a closely related area as approved by the department through a request for qualifications process.
(i) The candidate shall possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Industry related credential or industry accepted examination. The candidate shall either:
(a) hold an industry related credential in the certificate area to be taught or in a closely related subject area acceptable to the department; or
(b) receive a passing score on an industry accepted career and technical education examination that demonstrates mastery in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought or a closely related area as approved by the department through a request for qualifications process.
(iv) Experience. The candidate shall have at least two years of satisfactory work experience in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought or a closely related subject area, as determined by the department.
(v) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework, as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph, and teaching experience, as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more permanent initial or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student's readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction, including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(7) Option I. For candidates who are currently certified as a teacher in grades 7-12 in any subject area acceptable to the department, and who either hold an industry related credential in the career and technical education subject to be taught or in a closely related subject area, as determined by the department, or have two years of satisfactory work experience in the certificate area taught, or in a closely related subject area, as determined by the department.
(i) Certification. The candidate shall hold a permanent, initial or professional certification as a teacher in grades 7-12 in any certification area pursuant to this Part that is acceptable to the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Experience or industry related credential. The candidate shall either:
(a) hold an industry related credential in the certificate area sought or in a closely related subject area, as determined by the department; or
(b) have at least two years of documented and satisfactory work experience in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought, or a related area, as determined by the department.
(8) Option J. For candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, in the career and technical field in which a certificate is sought and have either one year of documented and satisfactory work experience in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought, or a related area, as determined by the department or hold an industry related credential in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought, or a related area, as determined by the department.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, in the subject of the certificate title sought from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution of higher education authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete study in child abuse identification, school violence and harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention, as prescribed in sections 80-1.4 and 80-1.13 of this Part.
(iii) Experience or industry related credential. The candidate shall have either:
(a) at least one year of documented and satisfactory work experience in the career and technical education subject for which a certificate is sought, or a related area, as determined by the department; or
(b) hold an industry related credential in the certificate area sought or in a closely related subject area, as determined by the department.
(iv) Pedagogical core. The candidate shall complete pedagogical coursework, as prescribed in clause (a) of this subparagraph, and teaching experience, as prescribed in clause (b) of this subparagraph, except as otherwise provided in this subparagraph. A candidate who holds one or more permanent initial or professional certificates in a title in the classroom teaching service shall not be required to demonstrate completion of the pedagogical core requirements prescribed in this subparagraph for an additional initial certificate in a specific career and technical subject.
(a) Coursework. The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework that includes study in each of the following subjects:
(1) human development and learning including but not limited to the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level and factors in the home and community that may affect a student’s readiness to learn;
(2) teaching students with disabilities and special health-care needs within the general education classroom, including assistive technology; and
(3) curriculum and/or instruction, including instructional technology.
(b) Teaching experience.
(1) For candidates who apply for a certificate prior to September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 40 school days in a college-supervised student teaching experience or as an employed teacher. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(2) For candidates who apply for a certificate on or after September 1, 2026, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete 14 weeks of full-time, college-supervised student teaching experience, as defined in section 52.21(b)(2) of this Title, or 70 full-time school days or 140 at least half-time school days as a paid, employed teacher; provided that such paid employment experience must include at least one continuous period of no fewer than 35 days. Such experience must be in a school at one or more of the grade levels within the range of grades covered by the certificate sought and related to the subject area of the certificate sought. For experience as an employed teacher, the candidate shall submit a statement verifying the period of employment from the employing school district administrator in the case of a public school and the appropriate school administrator in the case of a nonpublic school.
(c) Satisfaction of education requirements through individual evaluation for professional certificates in a specific career and technical subject (grades 7 through 12).
(1) A candidate seeking to fulfill the education requirement for a professional certificate through individual evaluation of education requirements shall meet the requirements prescribed in paragraph (2) or (3) of this subdivision.
(2) Option A or Option C. For candidates who completed the Option A or Option C track for the initial certificate.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess an associate or higher degree in the subject of the certificate title from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework in pedagogical core, including each of the following areas of pedagogy:
(a) three semester hours in teaching literacy skills methods;
(b) instruction and/or assessment; and
(c) classroom management.
(3) Option B, D or G. For individuals who completed the Option B, D or G track for the initial certificate.
(i) The candidate shall possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.
(ii) The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework in pedagogical core, including each of the following areas of pedagogy:
(a) three semester hours in teaching literacy skills methods;
(b) instruction and/or assessment; and
(c) classroom management.
(4) Option J. For candidates who completed the Option J track for the initial certificate.
(i) Degree completion. The candidate shall possess a bachelor’s or higher degree in the subject of the certificate title from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education or from an institution authorized by the Regents to confer degrees and whose programs are registered by the department.
(ii) The candidate shall complete nine semester hours of coursework in pedagogical core, including each of the following areas of pedagogy:
(a) three semester hours in teaching literacy skills methods;
(b) instruction and/or assessment; and
(c) classroom management.
8 CRR-NY 80-3.7
Current through September 30, 2020
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