NYSTCE RE-TAKE VOUCHERS
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has very recently informed us that SUNY Buffalo State has been allocated funding from the Certification Assessment Assistance Fund (CAAF). The CAAF provides funding for certification exam vouchers to cover the cost of retaking previously failed certification exams for candidates who meet certain criteria. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
If you were selected to receive an edTPA or NYSTCE Voucher, please note that you will need to pick up your e-voucher in the Teacher Certification Office in Chase Hall, Room 222 by December 19, 2014. E-vouchers not claimed by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 will be reassigned to another applicant. You will be required to sign a statement regarding your eligibility for and appropriate use of the e-voucher. If you are currently student teaching in New York City, please call the Teacher Certification Office to make other arrangements to accept the voucher.
edTPA SAFETY NET
If you have submitted your edTPA and receive a failing score, CLICK HERE for information. If you are choosing to use the "edTPA Safety Net" approved by the Board of Regents and wish to request a voucher code for the ATS-W, please send an email with your name as it appears on your TEACH Account, the last 5 digits of your Social Security Number, date of birth, and your current email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement requesting the voucher.
Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate students: If you have completed your seminars/workshops and they are not documented in Degree Works, please provide copies of the seminar certificates of completion to the Continuing Professional Studies Office (Cleveland 210).
Students who complete seminars/workshops outside of Buffalo State (transfer students, online, etc.) must bring certificates of completion to the Continuing Professional Studies office (Cleveland 210).
Candidates applying for and completing all requirements for NYS teacher certification on or after 5/1/2014 will be required to complete new exams: edTPA, EAS, ALST, and the appropriate CST exam(s). See NYSTCE Exams for more information.
All students completing a program or applying for a teaching certificate on or after January 1, 2014 are required to complete Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). CLICK HERE for more information about this requirement.