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TEACH Online Services Help: Applying for your Certification

  1. Create User Login and Password: In order to apply online you must create a TEACH login and password at the New York State Directory Services. Instructions are provided as you go through the self-registration process. To self-register and login to TEACH go to http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/ and follow the instructions provided at this site. Please click the link in the purple box to the right on the screen to set up your account!
  2. To log into TEACH, click the “Access My Account” button

Enter your Username and Password (that you JUST created) and click the “Login” button

Once you have logged into TEACH…

Click on the purple box that says: TEACH Online Services

Click on “Apply for Certificate” under the Online Application heading

Read the information provided and click Next (bottom right) to continue

Click the “Edit Education Info.” Box

Click the radio button in front of “Approved New York Teacher Certification Programs: Select this radio button if you completed a New York State institution that leads to a recommendation for a teaching certificate.”

Please use the table below to help you choose your options

(REMINDER: Childhood Inclusive Students are eligible for the Childhood 1-6 and Students with Disabilities 1-6 certifications)

Your Intended Certification Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Childhood/ Students with Disabilities Music Education Speech and Language Disabilities
Institution SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia
Award Title Bachelor of Science in Education Bachelor of Science in Education Bachelor of Science in Education Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science in Education
Program Childhood Education (1-6) Early Childhood Education Childhood Inclusive Education Music Education NOT Music Education "K-12" Speech and Language Disabilities
Major Education Education Education Music Other
Date Degree Received Graduation Date
Attended From When did you begin your coursework at SUNY Fredonia?
Attended To Graduation Date
Number of Credits

 

Your Intended Certification Biology 7-12 (Or Other Science) Mathematics 7-12 Social Studies 7-12 Middle School Math 5-9 English Language Arts 7-12 Spanish or French 7-12
Institution SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia SUC Fredonia
Award Title Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts
Program Adolescence Education: Biology (or other Science) Adolescence Education: Mathematics Adolescence Education: Social Studies Middle Childhood Specialist- Mathematics Adolescence Education: English Adolescence Education: Spanish or French
Major Biology Mathematics Social Studies Mathematics English Spanish or French
Date Degree Received Graduation Date
Attended From When did you begin your coursework at SUNY Fredonia?
Attended To Graduation Date
Number of Credits

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a Childhood Education Major with a Middle School Extension, it will be necessary to go through the “Edit Education Info.” twice! Once imputing your information for Childhood Education certification and ONCE MORE imputing information for your Middle School Extension certification.

When finished, click the “Done” box

Confirm that your Education Information is accurate by clicking the “Next” box

Read the information provided

Select your Certificate Title

Use the tables below to guide you through the drop-down boxes section:

Your Intended Certification Childhood Education Students with Disabilities Early Childhood Education Music Education Speech and Language Disabilities
Area of Interest Classroom Teacher
Subject Area Childhood Education Students with Disabilities Early Childhood Education Music Speech and Language Disabilities
Grade Level Childhood Grades 1-6 Childhood Grades 1-6 Early Childhood- Birth-Grade 2 PreK-12 All Grades PreK-12 All Grades
Title Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) Early Childhood (Birth- Grade 2) Music Speech and Language Disabilities
Type of Cert Initial Certificate

 

Your Intended Certification Biology 7-12 (Or Other Science) English Language Arts 7-12 Social Studies 7-12 Mathematics 7-12 Middle Childhood Mathematics 5-9 Spanish/ French 7-12
Area of Interest Classroom Teacher Classroom Teacher- Foreign Languages
Subject Area Biology (Other Science) English Social Studies Mathematics Mathematics Spanish/French
Grade Level Adolescent- Grades 7-12 Adolescent- Grades 7-12 Adolescent- Grades 7-12 Adolescent- Grades 7-12 Middle Childhood- Grades 5-9 Adolescent- Grades 7-12
Title Biology 7-12 (Or Other Science) English Language Arts 7-12 Social Studies 7-12 Mathematics 7-12 Mathematics Grades 5-9 Spanish/French 7-12
Type of Cert Initial Certificate

When finished, click “Add

PLEASE NOTE If you are a Childhood Education Major with a Middle School Extension, it will be necessary to go through the “Select you Certificate Title” twice! Once inputing your information for Childhood Education certification and ONCE MORE inputing information for your Middle School Extension certification. Same goes for Childhood Inclusive Education.

When finished with each certification, click “Add

When finished, click “Next

Part III

At this point you will be asked if you are currently enrolled or have graduated from an APPROVED TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM. Since you are/have you will need to enter in the program code for your major. Please use the table below to assist you.

 

CERTIFICATE TITLE/ PROGRAM TITLE

PROG. CODE

DEGREE

LEVEL

Biology 7-12

23156

BS

UG

Chemistry 7-12

23157

BS

UG

Childhood 1-6

23152

BSED

UG

Childhood Inclusive/Childhood and St. w/Disabilities

31761

BSED

UG

Early Childhood Birth-2

23153

BSED

UG

Earth Science 7-12

23160

BS

UG

English Language Arts 7-12

23149

BA

UG

French 7-12

23155

BA

UG

Mathematics 5-9

24313

BS

UG

Mathematics 7-12

23159

BS

UG

Music

23150

MUS B

UG

Physics 7-12

23148

BS

UG

Social Studies 7-12

23158

BA

UG

Spanish 7-12

23154

BA

UG

Speech/ Language Disabilities

23151

BSED

UG

English Language Arts Grades 7-9 Extension

There is no program code needed for any middle school extensions.

Mathematics Grades 7-9 Extension

Social Studies Grades 7-9 Extension

Spanish Grades 7-9 Extension

French Grades 7-9 Extension

When finished, click “Next

The rest is up to you!

Proceed with reading and answering questions that follow under the headings: Certification Regarding Child Support and Moral Character Determination

When finished, sign the Affidavit by clicking the “Sign Affidavit” box. With that, READ the information on the next page and sign the application by clicking the “Sign Application” box. After that, you will be taken to the “check out” section and will be prompted to make a payment. BE SURE TO READ CAREFULLY and FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS!

TEACH Online Services will be available to you 24/7 so that you may enter your application online and check the status of your application at your convenience.

Initially TEACH Technical support will be available to you by telephone Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at (518) 486-6041 or 24/7 via email at teachhelp@mail.nysed.gov. Please note, the above venues are only able to supply technical assistance as you access TEACH Online Services. If you have questions concerning your certification(s), you should contact your college certification office via e-mail at edu@fredonia.edu. If your college is unable to answer your questions, you may contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives at tcert@mail.nysed.gov. However, due to the large volume of e-mail received, the Office of Teaching Initiatives may not be able to respond in as timely a manner as we would like.





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