NYSTCE / edTPA VOUCHERS
The New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education (NYSED-OTI) has issued SUNY Buffalo State a limited number of e-vouchers (electronic vouchers) to be distributed to students to help defray the cost of the registration fees for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE). There are two different voucher types: one for the NYSTCE other than the edTPA and the other specifically for the edTPA. Please check your Buffalo State email account for the application and information. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Teacher Certification Office for details.
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).
THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION OFFICE HAS MOVED
Please note that the Teacher Certification Office has moved from Caudell 101 to Chase 222 as of June 2, 2014. Please visit us and send all correspondence to this new location.
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). See Seminars for more information.
The Teacher Certification Office offers Fingerprinting Services for Education Majors. Fingerprint packets are no longer available in the Teacher Certification Office. Students wishing to be fingerprinted must submit a fingerprint application on TEACH and wait for NYSED to mail fingerprint cards to them. See Fingerprinting for more information.