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New York State Certification
July 13, 2016

Teacher Assistants and Other School Personnel Resources

Author: Research and Educational Services

Fact Sheet 17-13: Registration and CTLE (Teaching Assistants)

The 2015 New York State budget included requirements for certain certificate holders to register with the State Education Department (SED) and complete Continuing Teacher & Leader Education hours (CTLE hours).   These new requirements went into effect July 1, 2016 and this Fact Sheet addresses some of the details of the registration process.

FAQs about Certificate Registration and CTLE Requirements

Frequently asked questions concerning certificate registration and CTLE requirements.

Fact Sheet 15-5: Social Work Licensure and School Social Worker Certification

In New York State, social workers are both licensed professionals and certified school employees. In 2005 the State Education Department made changes to certification regulations to bring them into compliance with the professional licensure of social workers. This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the requirements and scope of practice for licensure as well as the requirements for the school social worker certificate.

Fact Sheet 16-11: Certification Requirements for Teaching Assistants

This Fact Sheet focuses on certification requirements for teaching assistants post February 2004.  It also summarizes the duties of teacher aides and teaching assistants in the areas of employment, job duties, licensing and certification, including New York State laws and regulations governing each area.  Finally, it addresses the most frequently asked questions related to certification and licensure.

Fact Sheet 14-3: Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention

In June 2012, the Legislature enacted Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, which amended the Dignity Act to include a requirement that school professionals applying for a certificate or license on or after July 1, 2013 complete training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. In June 2013 the Legislature amended the effective date to December 31, 2013.

Fact Sheet 12-3: Certification Types for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

It is important for members to know which certificate(s) they possess and how to maintain these credentials in order to protect their career and livelihood. Local leaders should be aware of the variety of certificate types and the purpose and validity of each certificate. If you should have any questions about certification or these certificate types, please contact NYSUT Research & Educational Services.

Federal Policies regarding Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants

This Fact Sheet provides guidance as to the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on teacher aides and assistants. The federal regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are still be formulated and once complete, this Fact Sheet will be updated to reflect any changes to federal guidelines.