TEACHER CERTIFICATION

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The Teacher Certification Office recommends Buffalo State graduates to the New York State Department of Education for teacher certification after they have completed an approved teacher preparation program.  The Teacher Certification Office also verifies program completion for graduates applying for out-of-state certification and serves as a resource for a variety of teacher certification related topics. 

UPDATES!

EXAM REQUIREMENTS

Candidates applying for and completing all requirements for New York State teacher certification on or before April 30, 2014 will need to complete the current teacher certification exams: LAST, ATS-W, CST. 
Candidates applying for and completing all requirements for New York State teacher certification on or after 5/1/2014 will be required to complete new exams: edTPA, EAS, ALST, CST. 
All candidates may take the CST at any time.  CLICK HERE for more information regarding exam requirements.

FINGERPRINTING

The Teacher Certification Office now offers Fingerprinting Services for Education Majors. Fingerprint packets are no longer available in the Teacher Certification Office. Students wishing to be fingerprinted must submit a fingerprint application on TEACH and wait for NYSED to mail fingerprint cards to them. CLICK HERE for directions to submit a fingerprint application.

DASA TRAINING

All students completing a program or applying for a teaching certificate on or after January 1, 2014 are required to complete Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). CLICK HERE for registration and more information.

QUICK LINKS!

Release Authorization Form 
Initial Certification Checklist
Applying for Initial Certification on TEACH

Professional Certification Requirements
Teaching in Other States

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 - 5:00

Fingerprinting Hours

PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
 716-878-6121

Certification Officer

Patricia A. Recchio

teachercertification@
buffalostate.edu

Caudell Hall 101
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone
(716) 878-6121


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