TEACH Application Instructions

New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires candidates who are completing teacher certification programs to apply online – through the TEACH system – for their certification(s).

1. Create a personal account to LOGIN to TEACH.

  • Visit the TEACH Online Services login page.
  • Click on Self Register to create a login and password.
  • Step-by-step instructions are provided.

2. Create a TEACH account and complete application.

Create Applicant Profile:

Enter your personal information using the guide below to complete the self-reported education portion of the application.

Institution Name: St. John Fisher College

Award Title: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Master of Science

Program Title/Code: See Program Codes tables below

Major: Education

Date Degree Received: Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December

Attended From/To: Obtain this information from your transcript (does not include semesters prior to your admission to the College as a matriculated student)

Number of Credits: Obtain this information from your transcript. (It is the total number of credits on the initial program leading to your college recommendation for certification)

View Your Transcript:

  • Visit Fish 'R' Net
  • Click Enter Secure Area
  • Log in with your user ID and PIN and click Continue
  • Click Student Services
  • Click Student Records
  • Click Academic Transcript
  • Click Submit. Your transcript will display

If you no longer have access to Fish 'R' Net, you may request a transcript by visiting the Registrar’s transcript page.

Applying for Your Certificate(s):

Graduates of our programs will be using the Approved Teacher Preparation Program Pathway. TEACH will ask if you have completed an approved teacher preparation program and you will select 'YES.' It will then ask you for a program code. (See codes below.)


3. Select Certificate

  • Area of Interest: Classroom Teacher
  • Subject Area: See table below
  • Grade Level: See table below
  • Title: See table below
  • Type of Certificate: Initial/Professional

IMPORTANT!

In order to be recommended to NYSED, you must fill out the Authorization for Release of Education Records form [pdf] and return it to:

Attention: Eileen Atwell
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, Office 206
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
(585) 385-8387
Fax (585) 385-8264
eatwell@sjfc.edu


Program Codes

Bachelor's Initial Certification Programs
“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
22864 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Biology Biology Adolescence Grades
7-12
Biology 7-12
22865 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Chemical Education Chemistry Adolescence Grades
7-12
Chemistry 7-12
22866 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: English English Adolescence Grades
7-12
English Language Arts 7-12
22867 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: French French Adolescence Grades
7-12
French 7-12
22870 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Mathematics Mathematics Adolescence Grades
7-12
Mathematics 7-12
22871 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Physics Physics Adolescence Grades
7-12
Physics 7-12
22872 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Social Studies Social Studies Adolescence Grades
7-12
Social Studies 7-12
22873 - Inclusive Adolescence Education: Spanish Spanish Adolescence Grades
7-12
Spanish 7-12
34570 - Adolescence Education: Special Education Students With Disabilities Adolescence Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities – Grades 7-12- Subject Area
22767 - Childhood Education Childhood Education Childhood Grades
1-6
Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
22717 - Inclusive Childhood Education Students With Disabilities Childhood Grades
1-6
Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6

Middle School Extension

Note: Adolescence undergrads who have successfully completed EDUC 338 are eligible for a separate Grades 5-6 Middle School Extension certificate. Program codes for the extensions are the same as the codes for the subject area; e.g. Biology 5-6 Extension program code would be 22864.

General Subjects

For "Area of Interest" be sure to choose Classroom Teacher Extensions and then the subject area.

Foreign Languages

For "Area of Interest" be sure to choose Classroom Teacher Extensions - Foreign Languages and then the subject area.

 

Master's Initial/Professional Certification Programs
“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
22891 - Special Ed: Childhood Ed/Childhood Ed Childhood Education Childhood 
Grades
1-6
Childhood Education
(Grades 1-6)
22891 - Special Ed: Childhood Ed/Childhood Ed Students With Disabilities Childhood
Grades 
1-6
Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6
22893 - Spec Ed: Adolescence/Adolescence Educ Subject Area – e.g. Social Studies, English, French Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Subject Area 7-12
22893 - Spec Ed: Adolescence/Adolescence Educ Students With Disabilities Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area
30764 - Special Education Students With Disabilities Childhood
Grades
1-6
Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6
30764 - Special Education Students With Disabilities Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area
*30764 – Special Education Students With Disabilities Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Generalist
22874 - Literacy Education Literacy Birth-Grade 6 Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)
22874 - Literacy Education Literacy Grades
5-12
Literacy (Grades 5-12)

*Candidates are eligible to be recommended for the Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist (as well as their SWD 7-12 content area) if they began their master’s degree program in fall 2011 or after, and their transcript review at the application stage is dated fall 2011 or after, and states that they have met all NYS content requirements.

Advanced Certification (Grades 1-6 or Grades 7-12) Initial/Professional

(18-credit programs for those already holding a master's degree in another subject)

“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
22895 - Special Education: Childhood Students With Disabilities Childhood
Grades
1-6
Students With Disabilities – Grades 1-6
22892 - Special Education: Adolescence Students With Disabilities Adolescent
Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area and/or Generalist*

*Advanced Certificate candidates are eligible to be recommended for the Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist (as well as their SWD content area) if they began their coursework in fall 2011 or after, and their transcript review at the application stage is dated fall 2011 or after, and states that they have met all NYS content requirements.

DISCONTINUED Master of Science in Education (MSED) Programs

(Program codes are still valid when applying for professional certification)

“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
22716 - Childhood Education Childhood Education Childhood
Grades
1-6
Childhood Education – Grades 1-6
Adolescence Education 22706 - English
22712 - French
22711 - Social Studies
22715 - Spanish
English
French
Social Studies
Spanish
Adolescent
Grades
7-12
Subject Area 7-12
Graduate Math Science Technology (GMST)

The GMST Education program is two-fold, where candidates first complete the course requirements (including student teaching) leading to initial teacher certification. When applying for initial certification on the TEACH site, the award title GMST candidates would be seeking is Advanced Certificate, which awards initial certification. Upon completion of the requirements for initial certification, candidates are eligible to complete an additional 18 credit hours to fulfill the requirements for the master's degree.

GMST Advanced Certificates

(Initial Certificates for Adolescence; Initial/Professional for General Science)

“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
31797 - Adolescence Education Subject Area - e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Subject Area 7-12
31798 - Adolescence Education - Students With Disabilities Students With Disabilities Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Students With Disabilities Grades 7-12 - Subject Area
33461 - Gen Sci 7-12 Ext General Science Adolescence
Grades
7-12
General Science 7-12 Extension

GMST Professional Certifications

“Self-Reported Education” Section“Select Certificate” Section
Program Code/Major Subject Area Grade Level Title
23131 - Mathematics/Science/Technology Education (Initial or Professional certification) Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics Childhood Education Adolescence Grades 7-12 Childhood Grades 1-6 Subject Area 7-12 Childhood Grades 1-6
30652 - Mathematics/Science/
Technology Education
Childhood Education Childhood
Grades
1-6
Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
30652 - Mathematics/Science/
Technology Education
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics Adolescence
Grades
7-12
Subject Area 7-12
33461 - Gen Sci 7-12 Ext (Initial or Professional certification) General Science Adolescence Grades 7-12 General Science 7-12 Extension

No More Paper Certificates for Initial Certifications

As of 3/2/2010, paper certificates are no longer printed for initial certifications. If you require "paper" proof of your certification, you may apply for a "duplicate" certificate on the TEACH site (once your initial certification has issued). The cost is $25.

Technical Problems with TEACH?

NYSED staff is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST at (518) 486-6041 or by emailing tcert@mail.nysed.gov.

Direct correspondence to:

Office of Teaching Initiatives
89 Washington Ave. 5N EB
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3901
Fax: (585) 473-0271