Certification in New York State
In New York State, classroom teachers, teaching assistants and some other school support staff are required to hold a valid state certificate. The State Education Department issues certificates in four major categories: classroom teaching titles, administrative and supervisory titles, pupil personnel service titles (i.e. school counselor, psychologist, social worker), and teaching assistant titles.
This site provides general information about certification in NY, responses to the most frequently asked questions that NYSUT receives, and links to available resources on becoming certified in New York State.