The application period for the 2020 - 2021 NYSTCE other than edTPA / ATS-W voucher cycle has ended. Applications are no longer being accepted. If you have been notified that you are a recipient of an e-voucher and have questions, please contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
edTPA / ATS-W E-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 fee for the edTPA / ATS-W. To be eligible to apply for an edTPA / ATS-W E-Voucher, candidates must have been enrolled in an educator preparation program seeking their first NYS Initial Certificate during the 2020 - 2021 academic year, will graduate by or before August 2021 and have successfully completed all other certification requirements (EAS, CST, fingerprinting, Release Authorization form, TEACH application). If you think you are eligible to apply for an edTPA / ATS-W E-Voucher, or if you have questions about the eligibility requirements, please email the Teacher Certification Office at email@example.com.
Please visit COVID-19 Updates for information regarding seminar and certification exam updates for May 2020 program completers.
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SBL Assessment Part 1 and 2 Update
The School Building Leader (SBL) assessment (Part 1 and Part 2) is currently under revision. The revised version is scheduled for release in Fall 2020 (currently referred to as the Revised May 2019 version).
Per NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI), candidates can take any combination of the SBL (Revised May 2013) Part 1 and Part 2 exams and SBL (Revised May 2019) Part 1 and Part 2 exams. Any SBL exam prior to the 2013 version is not acceptable.
STATEMENT OF CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY (SOCE)
The Statement of Continued Eligibility (SOCE) for SWD teachers is not obtained through an approved teacher preparation program and is therefore not processed in the College Certification Office. NYSED has not provided College Certification Offices with guidance relating to the SOCE, beyond what is currently posted on TEACH. For questions regarding SOCE, the Limited Extension Annotation and the application process you will want to contact your school district, a BOCES Regional Certification Office, or NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI).
Please visit NYSED and the SOCE Information page to review the SOCE requirements on TEACH.
NYSTCE SAFETY NETS UPDATED EFFECTIVE DATES AND INFORMATION
Please visit NYSED for the most up-to-date safety net information.
If you have met all requirements for certification, except the use of one or more of the safety nets, and the certificate has not been issued, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , with your first and last name, the last four digits of your social security number, and date of birth, requesting that the safety net(s) be applied.
edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process
Please visit NYSED and the edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process page for the most up-to-date edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process information.
Visit NYSED for application instructions and information.
VERIFICATION OF PAID EXPERIENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Please visit NYSED for information on new requirements for verifying paid experience for professional certification. Download the Verification of Paid Experience Form. Please access NYSED and NYSED forms using Google Chrome or Firefox.