Handbook New York State On-Line Teacher

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Handbook
New York State
On-Line Teacher Certification
Process For Queens College Graduates
& Program Completers
QC Teacher Certification Office
Delany Hall – Room G-10
718-997-5547
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This Handbook is an approximation of what an individual will see when they log onto and
use the New York State TEACH On-line System.
The Handbook coupled with the Queens College Excel Spreadsheet delineating the proper
Teacher Preparation Program a graduate has completed should enable the graduate to
select and apply for the correct certification.
I hope you find this Certification Information Handbook useful
Please contact my office and let us know if it has been helpful.
Teacher Certification Office
Delany Hall, Room G-10
718-997-5547
Sincerely,
Christine Howard, Director
Teacher Certification Office
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Important Information
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The Certification issuance dates (Initial/Professional or Provisional/Permanent) are 9/01 and 2/01.
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If you are applying for Initial/Provisional certification:
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Your certificate Initial Certificate it will NOT be mailed to you. As of 02/01/10, the NY State Education
Department no longer prints Initial/Provisional certificates. If you would like a paper copy of your certificate,
you can request one online from the NY State Education Department for an additional fee. Otherwise,
please check your NY State account for confirmation of your certification.
When being recommended by a college for certification, your completed workshops/seminars will not be
listed on the State website. Please keep originals of your workshop completion certificates for your records.
Verify that the NY State Education Department has your fingerprints on file. You can check this on the
Account Information section of your TEACH account. You MUST have fingerprint clearance in order to
become certified.
If applying for Professional certification, you MUST mail the following to the NY State Education
Department:
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Proof of your work experience (Mail proof only if work is not completely full-time):
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Minimum of 3 years full-time classroom teaching.
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540 days total part-time/substitute teaching. 180 days of part-time each year. The State counts full-time teaching experience
in increments of ½ years.
Proof of your Mentored experience: First year observed/supervised as a full-time classroom teacher
Teaching Assistant and Para-professional Experience Does Not Apply towards full-time teaching experience
If applying for Permanent certification, you MUST mail the following to the NY State Education
Department:
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Proof of your work experience (Mail proof only if work is not completely full-time):
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Minimum of 2 years full-time pupil personnel experience. Or 360 days of part-time/substitute work experience.
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Place the website highlighted in yellow in your browser and you will get the first screen of the TEACH Website you see below
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert
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Read the instructions on the screen. Select Continue to proceed.
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Read the instructions on the screen. Select Continue to proceed.
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STOP if you have a TEACH account already – call The New York State Teach Department
of Education - 518-486-6041 to straighten out or re-establish your TEACH Account
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DO NOT self-register if you already have a TEACH
account. If this is your first time creating an account,
click “Self-Register NOW”
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Fill in all of the personal information requested. Make a note of the username and password that
you create. Once all information has been entered, click “Create Account”.
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Review the information you have entered. If you need to change
any information refer to slide #19. Click Continue to proceed
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This is a legal document. Confirm that the you
are entering accurate information. Select “OK”
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You have begun to create an account.
Click the “Click here” link to continue.
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You will be taken to the screen below.
Select “TEACH Online Services”
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Enter your Social Security Number, then select Submit.
THIS MUST BE ACCURATE.
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Fill in the following information. Be sure to enter an e-mail address that you
check regularly. Check the box to allow the Office of Teaching to e-mail you.
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<- Be sure to answer this question. You can work with Initial certification as a noncitizen or permanent resident but must become either a citizen or permanent resident
when you are applying for Professional Certification.
<- Be sure to enter an e-mail address that you check regularly. Check the box to
allow the Office of Teaching to e-mail you.
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This is the TEACH home menu screen. Select
“Update/Add Education, Employment and Personal
Information”
Links of Special Interest
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Select the “Edit Personal Info” button
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Any changes to you personal information can me made
here. Select “Submit” when you are finished
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<- Be sure to update your e-mail address to one that you check
regularly. Check the box to allow the Office of Teaching to email you.
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Select the “Edit Educational Info” button
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Complete the below fields using the first four columns of the excel spreadsheet
PLEASE NOTE: You cannot remove incorrect educational information. If an error is
made, select edit to change it. After you complete filling in the information select add
then done
<- Example
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Review the educational information that you have entered.
It will appear in the yellow box at the bottom of the screen.
Select “Done” when complete
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Review Education
After reviewing and editing education information if you need, click on next
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Select the “Edit Employment” button. Only follow this
step if you are applying for Professional or Permanent
Certification at this time. Otherwise, skip to slide #30
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Update employment information up to current date. Be
sure to enter a description of the work experience.
Select Add.
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Example of work experience
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Review entered experience. Add additional employment
locations if applicable. Select Add first and then Done.
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Review all of the below information. If
accurate, select “next”
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You will now be returned to the home menu screen. Select
“Apply for Certificate” to apply for your certification
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Review the steps that you will be taking to
complete the application. Select Next
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Review your account information. Edit any
incorrect information. Select Next
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Select your Certificate Type and Title. NOTE: Refer to the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th
columns of the excel spread sheet you have been given for you specific entry
information
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Example: English 7-12 Initial Certification
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Refer to the excel spreadsheet for your program
code. Enter it below and select Submit.
<- Example
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The name of your program should be listed below. If it is not, be
sure that you entered the correct program code. Fill in the circle
and then select Next
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You should see the certificate that you are applying for now
listed under “Certificates in this application”. This screen can also
be used to apply for additional certifications. Select Next
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Fill in the circle “ I want my application
to be reviewed….” Select Next
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Answer the following questions
accurately.
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When complete, Select “sign affidavit”
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Confirm application information by selecting
& clicking the “Sign Application” Button
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Carefully read the following screen outlining
your requirements. PRINT for your records
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Payment: Fill in the square to make “Payment by
the Credit Card” option. Then select Submit
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Enter your credit card information. Select “Process Payment”. Make
sure that the computer you are using is connected to a printer
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Select “Print Receipt” then click here to
return home which is the menu screen
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To review all information, or to check the status of your
application, select “Account Information”
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Highlight all of the options in the box
by dragging the cursor, then click “GO”
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Below is a report of all of your current
account information.
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To view your Application Status Select
the “View Evaluation History Link”.
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If your application has been evaluated, you will have
the below options. Select the most recent evaluation
by date
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A list of all requirements met and
unmet will be listed.
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If you have any further
Questions or concerns,
please contact our office
Teacher Certification Office
Delany Hall Room G-10
Tel: (718) 997-5547
Fax: (718) 997-5467
Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:45 pm
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