Certification Requirements for Professional Teacher Education Programs

Students who complete our professional teacher education programs are eligible to be considered for a UB recommendation for the professional certificate through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Approved Teacher Preparation Program Certificate Progression pathway.

Steps to Certification

In addition to a program recommendation, students must:

  1. Submit a teaching experience form to NYSED/TEACH of three years of teaching experience with one year of mentored experience.
  2. Apply for a professional certificate through the NYSED Approved Teacher Preparation Program Certificate Progression pathway.
Dignity for All Students Workshop Completion

If you obtained an initial certificate prior to Dec. 30, 2014, you must submit verification that the mandated Dignity for All Students workshop was completed. Questions about this requirement should be sent to ubtei@buffalo.edu.