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Complete Workshops

All students completing NYS certification programs (teacher, school counselor, school administration) at The College at Brockport must complete various workshops.  Please see the following links for more information on specific workshops:

If you have completed a specific workshop on your own or have questions, refer to the contact below for each academic department. Please note that the Autism Workshop is only required for students who are part of the Department of Education & Human Development.

Department Contact
Counselor Education Lisa Mogle
Educational Administration Karin Fuller
Education and Human Development Joanne Vogler (DASA Workshop)
Buffie Edick (CAD or Autism Workshop)
Health Education Contact your advisor
Physical Education Cathy Houston Wilson

Complete Fingerprinting

All fingerprinting required by New York State Education Department (NYSED) for certification must be scheduled with MorphoTrust. For complete directions and information on the fingerprinting process, please see NYSED Fingerprinting Process from Start to Finish. This link will provide details including fees, ORI Number needed for the process, and contact information relevant to fingerprinting.

Schedule your Fingerprinting

Pass the New York State Teacher Certification Exams

For the most updated information on NYS Teacher Certification Exams, including information on registration, preparation, and scores, please visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website.

To determine which exams you are required to take and for guidance on when to take specific exams, please see our Certification Exams page.

Certification Exams

Complete an Application for Graduation with the Office of Registration and Records

Your degree will not be posted to your transcript unless you indicate that you are intending to graduate by applying for graduation.

Recommendations for certification cannot be made to the NYS Education Department until your graduation date has been posted to your transcript. This generally occurs about four weeks after your graduation date.

Application for Graduation

Complete the Certification Recommendation Form

This form signals the Certification Office to make a recommendation to NYSED for your certification. The form should be submitted during your final semester once all of the above requirements have been met. Please do not submit multiple forms.

Certification Recommendation Form

Apply Online for your Certificate(s) on TEACH

After the Office of Certification receives your Certification Recommendation Form, it will be reviewed to determine the certificate(s) for which you are eligible to receive.

Once your degree is awarded by the College and posted to your transcript, the Certification Office will transmit the College recommendation. You will be able to view the recommendation in your TEACH Account under "College Recommendations."

As soon as all NYS requirements for the certificate(s) have been met, the certificate will issue. You will be able to view the status of your certificate in the same way that you apply for your certificate through logging in to your TEACH Account.

Paper certificates for initial certification are not mailed. For proof of your certification, print your TEACH record.

TEACH Website

Last Updated 7/1/20

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