Identification of Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Candidates who apply for certification on or after January 1, 1991 are required to complete a minimum of two contact hours of course work or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This requirement can be met by satisfactory completion of H&PE 350 or by completing a state-approved training workshop.

Current information is available at: http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/ReqDescription.do?metaValueId=419&catGrpId=null&crcId=22&WIN_TYPE=null

School Violence Intervention and Prevention

Candidates who apply for certification on or after February 2, 2001 are required to complete a minimum of two contact hours of course work or training in the warning signs related to violence, and policies related to safe climates, and effective classroom management.

Current information is available at: http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/ReqDescription.do?metaValueId=418&catGrpId=null&crcId=22&WIN_TYPE=null

Fingerprinting and Criminal Background

All candidates for initial certification and all new school employees must be cleared through FBI fingerprinting and criminal background check. The costs for the fingerprinting and the background check are incurred by the candidate.

As of August 3, 2015, all fingerprinting must go through the approved Statewide Vendor Managed System.  You can review NYSED/OSPRA policy changes regarding fingerprinting at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/.  The approved vendor for this process is a company called Morpho Trust.  For more information about the process you can go to the following website: http://www.identogo.com/ProductsServices/LiveScanFingerprinting.aspx.

 

Previously when using the Livescan process a candidate had to first go to TEACH online in order to complete the application for fingerprinting and then locate a vendor to have prints scanned.  Under the new process with Morpho Trust, you will create an application and schedule your appointment all through either the website or phone.

 

Company:

Website:

Phone:

ORI Code:

Morpho Trust

www.indentogo.com

(877) 472-6915

TEACH

Time of Payment:

Form of Payment:

Current Fee:

Fingerprint fee at time of scheduling

Credit Card

$99.70

Fingerprint fee at time of appointment

Cash or Check (payable to Morpho Trust USA)

$99.70

Explanation of Fee

DCJS Fee

$75.00

FBI Fee

$14.75

Morpho Trust Fee (subject to change)

$9.95

Total Cost

$99.70

 

  • To find available locations  http://www.l1enrollment.com/locations/?st=ny
  • To schedule an appointment you can follow the link on the above site or use the following url: http://www.identogo.com/BookanAppointment.aspx   or call (877) 472-6915.
  • In order to have your fingerprints taken and processed correctly, you need to provide an ORI Number.  The ORI Number for NYSED is TEACH.
  • At the time of fingerprinting Morpho Trust will take a photograph of you.
  • You must provide at least two forms of identification. At least one form of ID must include a photo.

 

Acceptable forms of ID would include:

With Photo:

Without Photo:

US Passport (unexpired or expired)

Voter Registration Card

Permanent Resident Card

US Military Card or Draft Record

Alien Registration Receipt Card

Military Dependent’s ID Card

Unexpired Foreign Passport

Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

Driver’s License Photo ID (US State or Territory)

Native American Tribal Document

US Student ID Card with photo (HS or College)

Canadian Driver’s License

Unexpired Employment Authorization with photo (Form I-766, I-688, or B)

US Social Security Card

Photo ID Card issued by Federal, State or Local Government

Original or certified Copy of a Birth Certificate issued by US Agency with official seal

 

Certification of Birth Abroad (Issued by US Department of State)

 

US Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)

 

School Record or Report Card (only accepted under the age of 18)

 

Clinic, doctor or hospital record (only accepted under the age of 18)

 

Candidates should still create at TEACH account at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/  Through this account, you can check the status of your fingerprint clearance/background check, apply for certification, check to see what you need to complete the certification process, and so on.  Visit the website for a complete list of services.


New York State Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

Current forms, regulations, test dates, and test frameworks are available at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/ and http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ . Information is also available through the Career Services Office in Blake A.

NY State Testing Certification Exams Information

Candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014 must take and pass the following exams:

Initial Teaching

 

edTPA

(The edTPA will be completed during student teaching)

Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
Content Specialty Tests (CST)

Candidates who don't take and pass the current CST for their field before the new test is implemented (see release schedule below) will be required to take and pass the new test.

 

To register for tests and find preparation material visit: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/
For your convenience SUNY Geneseo has a Pearson testing center on campus. It's located in the basement of Erwin Hall.

Educating All Students Test (EAS) should be completed after all education coursework has been completed. It can be taken before or during student teaching. You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.

Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) Elementary Education students should wait until after block IV to take this test. Adolescence students should wait until after block III to take this test. This test can be taken before or during student teaching. You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.

Content Specialty Test (CST) should be taken after the “content” has been completed. For adolescence candidates that would be when the major coursework is complete. Elementary education candidates should take the multi-subjects test(s) after the general education coursework and related requirements have been completed. The students with disabilities content test OR the early childhood content test should be taken after block V.

The CST can be taken before, during or after student teaching.

You can NOT be absent from student teaching to take a certification test.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp for the Content Specialty Tests (CST) listed below (in Group 1). Candidates taking one of the CST’s listed (in Group 1) below on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification.

 

 

 

CST Group 1:

Anticipated Open Registration Date – August 21, 2014

First Administration Date – September 22, 2014

 

Literacy

Preparation Materials: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=065

 

Mathematics

Preparation Materials: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=004

 

English Language Arts

Preparation Materials: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=003

 

Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood* (Birth- 2)

Preparation Materials: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=211

 

Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood* (Grades 1-6)*

Preparation Materials: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=221

 

CST's for Childhood with Special Education Certification Candidates:
Students with Disabilities
Multisubject: Teacher's of Childhood Part One (221)
Multisubject: Teacher's of Childhood Part Two (222)
Multisubject: Part Three: Arts and Sciences (245)
Candidates must pass all parts.


CST's for Early Childhood with Childhood Certification Candidates:
Multisubject: Teacher's of Childhood Part One (221)
Multisubject: Teacher's of Childhood Part Two (222)
Multisubject: Teacher's of Early Childhood Part One (211)
Multisubject: Teacher's of Early Childhood Part Two (212)
Multisubject: Part Three: Arts and Sciences (245)

Candidates must pass all parts.

 

CST’s with Release Dates Still To Be Announced

 

CST Group 2: As they are available in Fall 2014**
Students with Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

CST Group 3: As they are available in Fall 2015**
French
Spanish

CST Group 4: As they are available in Fall 2016**
Social Studies

CST Group 5: As they are available in Fall 2017**
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics

** Candidates who don't take and pass the current CST for their field before the new test is implemented will be required to take and pass the new test.

The list above only includes CST tests for certification programs at SUNY Geneseo. To access the full list please visit:

http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_annProgramUpdate.asp


For additional information about taskstream, certification, or our programs,
please see our Advising Newsletter:
http://www.geneseo.edu/education/student_resources

Because things are continually changing with this new exam format, we strongly suggest you check in with the NYSTCE website http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_annProgramUpdate.asp regularly and not solely rely on our information on this page. 

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/certexamsl2012.html


Questions?  Email edcertpolicy@mail.nysed.gov. The Department will periodically publish answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.

Certification Exam Checklist

Other New York State Education Department Websites

Applying For Certification

Click on the following link for step-by-step directions of how to apply for a certificate, as well as program codes and how to send the information to Geneseo.


Employment Information

New York Commissioner's Regulation 52.21(b)(2)(i)(e) requires that all teacher education institutions make information available to prospective and enrolled students about the labor market and job availability for the programs we offer. The following table is based on 2005 research from the American Association for Employment in Education.

Program

Demand in the Northeast
Demand Nationally
Early Childhood
Balanced Supply & Demand
Balanced Supply & Demand
Childhood w/Special Education
Some Shortage
Some Shortage
Adolescence-English
Balanced Supply & Demand
Balanced Supply & Demand
Adolescence-Math
Considerable Shortage
Considerable Shortage
Adolescence-Social Studies
Some Surplus
Some Surplus
Adolescence-Biology
Some Shortage
Some Shortage
Adolescence-Chemistry
Some Shortage
Some Shortage
Adolescence-Earth Science
Some Shortage
Some Shortage
Adolescence-Physics
Considerable Shortage
Some Shortage
Adolescence-French
Balanced Supply & Demand
Balanced Supply & Demand
Adolescence-Spanish
Some Shortage
Some Shortage
Reading & Literacy
Some Shortage
Balanced Supply & Demand
Speech Pathologist
Considerable Shortage
Some Shortage

The Follow-up Study for the past three graduating classes at SUNY Geneseo revealed the following placement data:

Post Graduation Status of Bachelors Degree Recipients by area of study:

For All Teacher Certification and Communicative Disorders and Sciences Graduates

 

 

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Number Reporting 

211

220

232

279

289

Employed Full-Time

37%

47%

41%

44%

43%

Employed Part-Time

17%

9%

12%

12%

12%

Graduate School

43%

42%

44%

41%

40%

Unemployed Available

1%

0%

2%

2%

3%

Unavailable for Work

2%

2%

1%

1%

2%