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.
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.
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.
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).