Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - New York


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
State information on reciprocity http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/teachrecother.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? New York is NOT a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. The Office of Teaching Initiatives provides a comprehensive list of “acceptable types of certificates” from other states but notes that “final authority regarding acceptability of any specific certificate remains with the New York State Education Department.” Source
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must complete training related to child abuse identification/reporting, school violence prevention/intervention, harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention/intervention. The state has also established a minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for college transcripts. Candidates not meeting the minimum GPA requirements are not eligible for licensure. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates. Out-of-state candidates who have at least three years of “effective” teaching experience within the past five years, a bachelor’s degree and who earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are not required to pass New York’s certification exams. Candidates who completed a “substantially equivalent” out-of-state teacher education program and who received an initial out-of-state license but who do not meet experience requirements must pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test, the Educating All Students test and a Content Skills Test prior to teaching, but can teach under a one-year nonrenewable conditional initial certificate while completing the edTPA performance assessment (if it is required for the certificate area sought). 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates who have at least three years of “effective” teaching experience in the certification title sought within the past five years, a bachelor’s degree and who earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher are not required to pass New York’s certification exams. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass the exams. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Out-of-state candidates must provide evidence at least three years of “effective” teaching experience in the certification title sought within the past five years in order to be exempted from licensure examination requirements. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass the exams. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. New York has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Candidates who hold advanced out-of-state and who meet licensure requirements are granted an Initial License. 8 NY ADC 80-5.8
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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