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New York

Calvin alumni report little trouble with obtaining the New York license. Additional requirements may include fingerprinting and short workshops covering child abuse, violence prevention, and dignity for all students. Candidates with the Michigan certificate are given a two-year certificate in New York. In order to obtain full certification, additional state tests may be required.

Update: It appears that New York may now require the edTPA for certification. We are investigating if this will apply to Michigan-certified teachers or not. You may wish to request the Chicago semester for your internship, because this semester includes the edTPA assesssment which you may need for New York.

Disclaimer: States may change their teacher certification rules at any time. Therefore, contact the staff at the website below to obtain the most up-to-date information.

New York State Education Department

Contact the Teacher Certification Office at (616) 526-6208 or