Pathway to Teaching - NYS Certifications

Students completing the Pathway to Teaching program will apply for NYS Teacher Certification in the weeks prior to graduation. The Department of Teacher Education recommends students to NYS for certification upon successful completion of the program. The application is processed by the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives.

Eligibility for NYS Certification

To be eligible for NYS certification through Roberts Wesleyan College, the student must:

  1. Graduate from one of our state-approved programs.
  2. Complete and pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Students will begin work on this assessment during student teaching. It is anticipated that Cohort 11 students will student teach in the spring of 2018.
  3. Take and pass all required New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE).
  4. Attend a Child Abuse workshop, SAVE workshop, Autism training, and DASA training (offered on-campus once per semester free of charge).
  5. Have official fingerprints recorded and approved for clearance.

Related Majors

Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed. - Prepare for New York State teaching certification and earn a Masters in Adolescence Education, as well as a Masters in Adolescence Special Education (Grades 7-12) in an affordable and flexible dual certification program developed for time constrained adults.
Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed. - Prepare for New York State teaching certification and earn a Masters in Childhood Education, as well as a Masters in Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6) in an affordable and flexible dual certification program developed for time constrained adults.
Literacy Education, M.Ed. - Build on your existing certification as you take advantage of the growing demand for literacy specialists, with a Literacy Education, M.Ed. from Roberts Wesleyan College.
Special Education, M.Ed. - Interested in a Masters in Special Education? Build on your existing certification to become a highly qualified teacher of students with disabilities, with a Special Education M.Ed. from Roberts Wesleyan College.
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