18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Prior to a student’s final semester at Medaille College, a meeting is held for students who are expected to complete program requirements and apply for a teaching certificate. The meeting outlines the procedure for applying for both New York State and Province of Ontario teaching certificates. For additional help or answers to certification questions, contact Crystal Elias at Crystal.A.Elias@medaille.edu.
All student teachers applying for the New York State Teaching Certificate are required to be fingerprinted. More
Details concerning the process can be found at the New York State Teacher Certification web site.
In order to be recommended by Medaille College for a NYS Teaching Certificate, each student must complete and submit the recommendation form for their specific certification area(s). Please review the NYS Recommendation Form Instructions before completing the NYS Recommendation Form for your specific program.
Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Application/Instructions
Information on registering with and applying to the Ontario College of Teachers
Prospective New York State teachers must pass designated tests as a requirement for receiving state certification. The explicit purpose of these tests is to help identify for certification those candidates who have demonstrated the appropriate level of knowledge and skills that are important for performing the responsibilities of an educator in New York State public schools.
Students applying for NYS certification BEFORE 4/30/2014 are required to pass the following exams (with a minimum score of 220):
You may choose to take the exams in either a paper based format or a computer based format. Paper based examinations are typically offered eight Saturdays in Buffalo and/or surrounding areas throughout the year. Computer based examinations are offered at a higher price, but allow for greater flexibility in testing dates and location. For exam schedules, registration, locations and fees, visit the NYSTCE website, www.nystce.nesinc.com.
Any student who has not passed all of the above listed exams and obtained their certificate by 4/30/2014, will be required to take the new exams as listed below.
Students applying for NYS certification AFTER 4/30/2014 are required to pass the following exams:
You may choose to take the exams in either a paper based format or a computer based format. Paper based examinations are typically offered eight Saturdays in Buffalo and/or surrounding areas throughtout the year. Computer based examinations are offered at a higher price, but allow for greater flexibility in testing dates and locations. For exam schedules, registration, locations and fees, visit the NYSTCE website, www.nystce.nesinc.com.
Effective September 1, 2013, the following NYSTCE tests will be offered as computer based tests ONLY. They will no longer be offered as a paper-based tests:
There are numerous options to help you prepare for the NYSTCE® exams, including study guides in PDF format on the NYSTCE® website. Other options include:
Form small study groups
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