Requirements for Graduation and Teacher Certification (BS Students)

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Title Activity Recommended Date to Complete
NYSTCE Pass all NYS exams. Elem. Ed. exams: LAST; ATS-W; CST—Multi-Subjects
Adol. Ed. with Special Ed. exams.: LAST, ATS-W, CST—content area, CST—Students with Disabilities. See New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
LAST- 3rd year
ATSW-4th year (after Methods)
CST-4th year, 1st semester
Fingerprinting Requirement for NYS certification (BS Education candidates). Fingerprinting appt. available at the Buffalo Campus, 77 Humboldt, or local Police Station. Fee varies.
See Guidelines for Certification or multi-media tutorial
Junior year
Fingerprinting Application Complete an online fingerprinting application with the NYS TEACH System.
Approx $94 fee.
Junior year
NY Teaching Application Create a teaching application with the NYS TEACH System. This is your TEACH account. Approx $50 fee.
Application guidelines are available: Guidelines for Certification or the multi-media tutorial. Choose initial certification. Choose Childhood Education. Program Codes:
  • Childhood Education (1-6) —23736
  • Pre-K Elementary (Birth-2)—33011); Pre-K Elementary must apply for both Pre-K Elementary and Childhood Education (1-6) certification
  • Adolescent Education with Special Education (7-12): Biology (33435), English (31594), Math (31595), Social Studies (31596)
3rd year
Credential File It is highly recommended that all education students establish a credential file with the Office of Career Planning. See more information on credential files (what they are, how/when to set up, etc.) PDF End of junior or start of senior year
Coursework All required coursework has been completed. Last semester of attendance
Transcripts All official undergraduate transcripts have been received by the Registrar's Office Last semester of attendance
Holds No college holds on any account Last semester of attendance
Graduation Fee Apply online for graduation—contact the Registrar’s Office. (You must apply to graduate to receive your diploma and be certified to teach—whether or not you attend the ceremony.)
Pay graduation fee (approx. $50) to Business Office
Last semester of attendance
Recommendation Form Submit a Medaille College Recommendation Form for a New York State Teaching Certificate PDF to the OSTC.
[Must include student ID number and SSI/SSN on form.]
Last semester of attendance
I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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