Extensions are available to initially certified teachers who are unable to fulfill the requirements for the professional certificate within a five (5) year period. Visit the State Education Department’s web site at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/timeext.html for additional information regarding time extensions and the conditions that allow for them.
Individuals who require an extension must apply for the extension using the TEACH online system. The application should be made within seven (7) months of the expiration date of the certificate.
Reissuance of an Initial Certificate
An expired initial certificate can be reissued for a period of five years if the certificate holder has completed all the requirements for the professional certificate EXCEPT the three years teaching experience requirement. Applicants seeking a reissuance of an Initial certificate will be required to:re-take and pass the applicable NYSTCE content specialty test(s); and successfully complete 75 hours of acceptable professional development or 50 hours of acceptable CTLE hours, within one (1) year prior to submission of the application or within one year after submission of the application for the reissuance of the initial certificate.
The initial certificate can only be reissued once and would not be eligible for an additional extension of time. Check the NYSED Web page: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/reissue.html for related information.