Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

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STATE Alabama

Alaska Arizona

Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

Disclaimer:

This guide references what certificates are accepted when applying for a Conditional Initial Certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity.

In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York State requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements OR three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under the certificate.

To verify that your certificate is currently accepted by New York State, please visit

Use of this guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability is given to the New York State Education Department.

LEVEL

TITLE

VALIDITY PERIOD

SERVICE

ACCEPTABLE

COMMENTS

Professional Educator 2 Certificate

Professional Educator 2 Certificate

5 Years

Teacher

Yes

5 Years

Support Services

Yes

2 Regular Certificate, Type A

5 Years, renewable

Teacher

At least 18 Semester hours

Yes

in subject area required.

1 Standard Elementary (K-8)

6 Years

Teacher

Yes

1 Standard Secondary (7-12)

6 Years

Teacher

Yes

Standard Special Education (K-

1 12)

6 Years

Teacher

Yes

1 Provisional Elementary (K-8)

2 Years

Teacher

Yes

1 Provisional Secondary (7-12) 1 Guidance Counselor 1 Psychologist 1 Provisional Vocational 2 Basic Vocational

2 Years

Teacher

Yes

6 Years

Support Services

Yes

6 Years

Support Services

Yes

2 Years

Vocational

Yes

6 Years

Vocational

Yes

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STATE Arkansas

California

Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

Disclaimer:

This guide references what certificates are accepted when applying for a Conditional Initial Certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity.

In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York State requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements OR three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under the certificate.

To verify that your certificate is currently accepted by New York State, please visit

Use of this guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability is given to the New York State Education Department.

LEVEL

TITLE

1 Initial licensure 2 Standard

VALIDITY PERIOD

1-3 years during induction 5 Years

SERVICE

Teacher Teacher

ACCEPTABLE

No Yes

COMMENTS

1 Preliminary Multiple Subjects 1 Year Non-renewable

1 Preliminary Multiple Subjects

2 Years

1 Preliminary Multiple Subjects

5 Years

1 Preliminary Single Subject

1 Year Non-renewable

1 Preliminary Single Subject

2 Years

1 Preliminary Single Subject

5 Years

Professional Clear Multiple

2 Subjects

5 Years (see note)

Professional Clear Single

2 Subject

5 Years (see note)

Teacher

Teacher

Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher

Teacher

Teacher

2 Standard

Life

Teacher

No

No

Yes No No Yes

Yes

Yes

Major(s) Only. Subjects

under Minor(s) can not be

Yes

accepted.

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STATE Colorado

Connecticut

Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

Disclaimer:

This guide references what certificates are accepted when applying for a Conditional Initial Certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity.

In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York State requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements OR three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under the certificate.

To verify that your certificate is currently accepted by New York State, please visit

Use of this guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability is given to the New York State Education Department.

LEVEL

TITLE

Type VI: Temporary Teacher 1 Authorization 2 Initial Teacher License

2 Provisional Teacher License 3 Professional Teacher

1 Interim Initial Educator

1 Interim Provisional Educator

1 Temporary 90-day Certificate 1 Interim Initial Educator

1 Interim Provisional Educator 1 Interim Provisional 2 Initial Educator 2 Initial Educator 2 Provisional Educator 2 Provisional Educator 3 Professional Educator 3 Professional Educator

VALIDITY PERIOD

2 Years 3 Years

3 Years 5 Years

1 Year

1 Year

90 days 1 Year

1 Year 1 Year 3 Years 3 Years 8 Years 8 Years 5 Years 5 Years

SERVICE

Teacher Teacher

Teacher Teacher

Teacher

Teacher

Teacher Vocational

Vocational Vocational

Teacher Vocational

Teacher Vocational

Teacher Vocational

ACCEPTABLE

No Yes

Yes Yes

No

No

No No

No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

COMMENTS

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STATE Delaware

Department of Defense

Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

Disclaimer:

This guide references what certificates are accepted when applying for a Conditional Initial Certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity.

In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York State requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements OR three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under the certificate.

To verify that your certificate is currently accepted by New York State, please visit

Use of this guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability is given to the New York State Education Department.

LEVEL

TITLE

1 Limited Standard

1 Initial License 2 Standard 2 Continuing License 3 Professional License 3 Advanced License

VALIDITY PERIOD

2 Years in Delaware only

SERVICE Teacher

3 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years Linked to NBPTS cert

Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher

ACCEPTABLE

No

Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes

COMMENTS

*Only if completed an approved program in

Delaware

Any Teaching Certificate

Life

If applicant completed an

approved program, they will

be eligible for Reciprocity

Any

No

(not for conditional)

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Acceptable Certificates from States other than New York

Disclaimer:

This guide references what certificates are accepted when applying for a Conditional Initial Certificate in the State of New York through Interstate Reciprocity.

In addition to possessing a valid certificate from another state, New York State requires the completion of an approved teacher education program that is comparable to New York State requirements OR three years of satisfactory teaching experience within the previous seven years under the certificate.

To verify that your certificate is currently accepted by New York State, please visit

Use of this guide is for reference only. Final authority regarding acceptability is given to the New York State Education Department.

STATE District of Columbia

LEVEL

TITLE

1 Provisional License 1 Provisional License 1 Provisional License 2 Standard License 2 Standard License 2 Standard License 3 Professional Certificate 3 Professional Certificate 3 Professional Certificate

VALIDITY PERIOD

3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years

SERVICE

Teacher Support Services

Vocational Teacher

Support Services Vocational Teacher

Support Services Vocational

ACCEPTABLE

No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

COMMENTS

Florida

1 Temporary Certificate

1 Temporary Certificate Temporary Educator's

1 Certificate

2 Professional 2 Professional

2 Years non-renewable

Teacher

2 Years non-renewable Support Services

3 Years non-renewable

Teacher

5 Years 5 Years

Teacher Support Services

No No No

Yes* Yes

*Only if completed an approved program in

Florida

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