New York State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The 75 semester hours must be at the graduate level. 1. Human Communication Processes and Sciences: 12 semester hours, including but not limited to course content in: -anatomy and physiology of hearing and balance; -hearing and speech science; and -auditory development. 2. Professional Practice Areas in Audiology: 36 semester hours, including but not limited to course contact in adult and pediatric coursework in: -diagnostics in hearing and balance; -amplification, hearing assistive technology, and dispensing practices; -aural rehabilitation; -electrophysiology; -cochlear implants; -cerumen management; -tinnitus; -instrumentation; -auditory and vestibular pathology and treatment; and -hearing conservation. 3. Plus an additional 27 semester hours in the above content areas or related areas in: -professional areas in speech-language pathology; -ethics; -infection control; -research methodology; -counseling; -genetics; -neuroscience; -mathematics/statistics; -multicultural issues; -psycho-social impact of hearing loss; and -business practices.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Doctoral degree program in audiology, including a minimum of 1,820 clock hours of graduate clinical experience under supervision. 2. Master�s degree program in audiology, including a minimum of 400 clock hours of practicum under supervision provided that no more than half of the total clock hours of practicum may be advanced standing credit granted for audiology study at the baccalaureate level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your licensure area, 600 (170 after 01/01/2013).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Deaf and Hard of Hearing
State Department New York Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If not completing a NY registered program: 1. Minimum 2.50 Undergraduate GPA 2. *General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Artistic Expression *College Coursework - Communication *College Coursework - Information Retrieval *College Coursework - Humanities *College Coursework - Language other than English (including American Sign Language) *College Coursework - Written Analysis and Expression *College Coursework - Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences *College Coursework - Scientific Processes *College Coursework - Mathematical Processes *Content Core - Liberal Arts & Sciences - 30 S.H. *Pedagogical Core - 21 S.H. *College Coursework - Human Development and Learning *College Coursework - Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills Methods - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment *College Coursework - Foundations of Education *Additional Pedagogy - Deaf and Hard of Hearing - 12 S.H. *College Coursework - Foundations of Special Education *College Coursework - Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction & Mng Environs Students - Deaf and Hard of Hearing *College Coursework - Using and Teaching ASL and other communication strategies in the deaf culture *Workshop - Child Abuse Identification *Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? If not completing a NY registered program: Student Teaching - Deaf and Hard of Hearing - 40 Days
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If not completing a NY registered program: 1. New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST) 2. New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W) 3. Content Specialty Test (CST) - Deaf And Hard of Hearing
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary One route to certify in NY is to complete an approved, registered alternative" teacher preparation program, also offered through an institution of higher education but with characteristics that distinguish it from "traditional" programs. *Transitional B: First-level teaching certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative teacher Certification program. The Transitional B is tied to the school placement. *Transitional C: Certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative graduate teacher Certification program at the graduate level."

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
State Department New York Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If not completing a NY state registered program: 1. Minimum 2.50 Undergraduate GPA 2. *General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Artistic Expression *College Coursework - Communication *College Coursework - Information Retrieval *College Coursework - Humanities *College Coursework - Language other than English (including American Sign Language) *College Coursework - Written Analysis and Expression *Content Core - Liberal Arts & Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Scientific Processes - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Mathematical Processes - 6 S.H. *Pedagogical Core - 21 S.H. *College Coursework at Student Developmental Level - Early Childhood - Birth - Grade 2 - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Human Development and Learning *College Coursework - Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills Methods - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment *College Coursework - Foundations of Education *Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention; Child Abuse Identification
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? If not completing a NY state registered program: Student Teaching - Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) - 40 Days
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If not completing a NY state registered program: *New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST) *New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W) *Content Specialty Test (CST) - Multi-Subject Cannot find the score on the website.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary One route to certify in NY is to complete an approved, registered "alternative" teacher preparation program, also offered through an institution of higher education but with characteristics that distinguish it from "traditional" programs. *Transitional B: First-level teaching certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative teacher Certification program. The Transitional B is tied to the school placement. *Transitional C: Certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative graduate teacher Certification program at the graduate level.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Students With Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2)
State Department New York Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 2nd grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If not completing a NY state registered program: 1. Minimum 2.50 Undergraduate GPA 2. *General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Artistic Expression *College Coursework - Communication *College Coursework - Information Retrieval *College Coursework - Humanities *College Coursework - Language other than English (including American Sign Language) *College Coursework - Written Analysis and Expression *Content Core - Liberal Arts & Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Scientific Processes - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Mathematical Processes - 6 S.H. *Pedagogical Core - 21 S.H. *College Coursework at Student Developmental Level - Early Childhood - Birth - Grade 2 - 6 S.H. *College Coursework - Human Development and Learning *College Coursework - Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills Methods - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment *College Coursework - Foundations of Education *Additional Pedagogy - Students with Disabilities - 12 S.H. *College Coursework - Foundations of Special Education - Students with Disabilities *College Coursework - Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities *College Coursework - Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities *College Coursework - Managing the Environment for Students with Disabilities 3. Workshop - Child Abuse Identification 4. Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? If not completing a NY state registered program: Student Teaching - Students With Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2) - 40 Days
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If not completing a NY state registered program: *New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST) *New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W) *Content Specialty Test (CST) - Multi-Subject *Content Specialty Test (CST) - Students With Disabilities Cannot find the score on the website.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary One route to certify in NY is to complete an approved, registered "alternative" teacher preparation program, also offered through an institution of higher education but with characteristics that distinguish it from "traditional" programs. *Transitional B: First-level teaching certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative teacher Certification program. The Transitional B is tied to the school placement. *Transitional C: Certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative graduate teacher Certification program at the graduate level.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapists
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Besides the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) accredited and state approved programs, to be considered as a program that is substantially equivalent, the program must include at least 45 semester hours, or the equivalent, of study that contains curricular content that includes but is not limited to each of the following areas: 1. at least three (3) semester hours in the study of human development, including individual, child and family development; 2. at least twelve (12) semester hours in marriage and family therapy clinical knowledge, including but not limited to psychopathology; 3. at least six (6) semester hours in marriage and family therapy theoretical knowledge; 4. family law; 5. at least three (3) semester hours in research; 6. at least three (3) semester hours in professional ethics; and 7. include a supervised practicum in marriage and family therapy of at least 300 client contact hours. Or A master's or higher degree from a program in an allied mental health field acceptable to the Department (including but not limited to social work, psychology and mental health counseling) and additional graduate level coursework, if needed, determined by the Department to provide the substantial equivalent professional education of a licensure qualifying program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Or Completion of a program located outside the United States and its territories that: a. prepares individuals for the professional practice of Marriage and Family Therapy; and b. is recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of that jurisdiction; and can be appropriately verified; and c. is determined by the Department to be the substantial equivalent of a registered licensure qualifying or acceptable accredited master's or doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 300, can be counted toward the 1,500 client contact hours in the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy requirement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The "Examination in Marital and Family Therapy" developed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) and administered by Professional Examination Services (PES), national, cannot find the passing score.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Professional Nurse (RN)
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The curriculum for a program preparing for admission to the licensing examination for registered professional nurse shall meet the following standards: 1. The program leading to the diploma in nursing shall include a minimum of the equivalent of 30 semester hours in nursing and shall be at least two years in length. 2. The program leading to an associate degree with a major in nursing shall include a minimum of 30 semester hours or the equivalent in nursing. 3. The program leading to a baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in nursing shall include a minimum or 40 semester hours or the equivalent in nursing.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Successfully complete the NCLEX examination developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and administered by Pearson VUE, cannot find the passing score.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/ot/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The applicant need to "satisfactorily complete an approved occupational therapy curriculum in a baccalaureate or masters program, or a certificate program satisfactory to the department which is substantially equivalent to a baccalaureate degree program, in accordance with the commissioner's regulations. Programs should be New York State Registered or AOTA Accredited Occupational Therapist Program". Programs will include studies in anatomy and physiology, medical and psychosocial conditions, and human development.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Have a minimum of six months of supervised occupational therapy experience which supervision and experience shall be satisfactory to the board of occupational therapy and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc (NBCOT) OTR examination, 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Have completed at least 150 semester credit hours or its equivalent of post secondary study, including a total of at least 90 semester credit hours, or their equivalent, in the following content areas: 1. 'Basic health sciences content area' shall mean coursework which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas: *human anatomy specific to physical therapy; *human physiology specific to physical therapy; *neuroscience; *kinesiology or functional anatomy; and *pathology. 2. 'Medical sciences content area' shall mean coursework in clinical medicine pertinent to physical therapy which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas: *neurology; *orthopedics; *pediatrics; *geriatrics; *cardiopulmonary; *pharmacology; and *general medical/surgical metabolic conditions. 3. 'Clinical sciences: examination and evaluation content area' shall mean coursework in examination and evaluation which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas: *integumentary system; *musculoskeletal system; *neuromuscular system; *cardiopulmonary system; and *metabolic problems. 4. 'Clinical sciences: interventions content area' shall mean coursework in interventions which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas: *integumentary interventions; *musculoskeletal interventions; *neuromuscular interventions; *cardiopulmonary interventions; *airway clearance techniques; *debridement and wound care; *electrotherapeutic modalities; *functional training in community and work, job, school, or play reintegration, including instrumental activities of daily living, work hardening, and work conditioning; *functional training in self-care and home management, including activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living; *manual therapy techniques; *patient-related instruction; *physical agents and mechanical modalities; *prescription, application, and, as appropriate, fabrication of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, supportive, and prosthetic devices and equipment; and *therapeutic exercise, including aerobic conditioning. 5. 'Related professional content area' shall mean coursework which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas: *professional behaviors; *administration; *community health; *research and clinical decision making; *educational techniques; *medical terminology; *communication related to client/patient care; *legal and ethical aspects of physical therapy practice; *psychosocial aspects in physical therapy practice; *emergency procedures; *cultural competency; and *consultation, screening and delegation.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Such clinical practice experiences shall consist of no less than 800 total hours of clinical education supervised by a physical therapist that include at least 560 hours of full-time clinical internships. For purposes of this subparagraph full-time shall mean no less than 35 hours per week.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The National Physical Therapy Examination, 600, or an examination determined by the Department to be comparable in content.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Program shall consist of at least three years of full-time study, or the part-time equivalent thereof, including at least 30 semester hours of coursework obtained at the doctoral degree-granting institution. The program must be a doctoral program in psychology, including seminars, tutorials, or other graduate level coursework representing two years of full-time study or the equivalent and include: 1. Coursework in scientific and professional ethics and standards of practice, and issues of cultural and ethnic diversity; 2. At least three semester hours or five graduate quarter hours in each of the following seven substantive content areas: biological basis of behavior; cognitive-affective basis of behavior; social basis of behavior; individual difference; psychometrics; history and systems of psychology; and research design, methodology, and statistics, and
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? One year of supervised practicum, internship, field experience, or applied research, defined as 1750 clock hours per year.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), national, 75

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist
State Department New York Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If the program is not a NY state registered program: 1. 60 graduate credits in psychology in needed. 2. All applicants for certification must complete two clock hours of coursework or training in the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse and maltreatment, as required by Sections 3003(4) and 3004 of the Education Law. This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. 3. All applicants for a certificate on or after February 2, 2001, must complete two clock hours of coursework or training in school violence prevention and intervention, as required by section 3004 of the Education Law. Training in school violence prevention and intervention is available through registered teacher education programs at New York State colleges and universities, eight Coordinated School Health Network Centers (via certain BOCES), and other service providers approved by the State Education Department.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A 1-year school psychology internship (at least 600 hours in school setting). This requirement refers to a structured, college-supervised practical experience for a student enrolled in a graduate program. For pupil personnel service titles, these skills are practiced under the direct supervision of the certified pupil personnel service provider who has official responsibility for the students. If the internship carries college credit, such credit will apply toward graduate study requirements. The internship must be in a K-12 school setting under the supervision of a regionally accredited college or university having an approved program of preparation for the certificate in question.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Two years of full-time study (at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent). No more than half of the total hours for the program may be advanced standing credit granted for social work study at the baccalaureate level. The graduate program must include curricular content in the following areas: 1. social work values and ethics; 2. diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations; 3. human behavior in the social environment; 4. social welfare policy and service delivery systems; 5. foundation and advanced social work practice; 6. social work practice evaluation and research; 7. a field practicum in social work integrated with the prescribed curricular content; and 7. clinical coursework of at least 12 semester hours that prepares the individual to practice as an LCSW. The courses must include content that emphasizes the person-in-environment perspective and knowledge and skills in the following areas: 1. diagnosis and assessment in clinical social work practice; 2. clinical social work treatment; and 3. clinical social work practice with general and special populations.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. At least 900 clock hours of field practicum in social work 2. At least 12 semester hours of clinical coursework that prepares the individual to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Successful completion of the "Clinical" examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) or an examination determined by the Department to be comparable in content. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.

Licensed Master Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Master Social Worker
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Receive a masters degree, or its equivalent, in social work through completion of a satisfactory graduate program in social work which includes two years of full-time study (at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent), of graduate study. No more than half of the total semester hours for the program may be advanced standing credit granted for social work study at the baccalaureate level. The graduate program must include curricular content in the following areas: 1. social work values and ethics; 2. diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations; 3. human behavior in the social environment; 4. social welfare policy and service delivery systems; 5. foundation and advanced social work practice; 6. social work practice evaluation and research; and 7. a field practicum
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? At least 900 clock hours in social work.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Successful completion of the Masters" (formerly Intermediate) examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) or an examination determined by the Department to be comparable in content.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department New York Office of the Professions, New York State Education Department
State Department Hyperlink http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework At least 36 of the 75 semester hours must be at the graduate level. 1. Human Communication Processes and Sciences: 12 semester hours, including but not limited to course content in: -normal anatomy and physiology of speech and swallowing; -cognitive and linguistic bases of language; and -neural bases of speech, hearing, language and swallowing. 2. Professional Practice Areas in Speech-Language Pathology: 36 semester hours, including but not limited to course content in multicultural issues and in diagnostic assessment and treatment of person with disorders of: -articulation/phonology; -fluency; -voice and resonance; -receptive and expressive language; -literacy; -hearing; and -swallowing. 3. Plus an additional 27 semester hours in the above content areas or related areas in: -audiology/aural rehabilitation; -cognitive/psychosocial aspects of communication; -cleft palate/craniofacial anomolies; -augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); -research methodology; -counseling; -professional issues; -ethics; and -infection control issues related to the prevention of communication disorders.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: a minimum of 400 clock hours under supervision, including: 1. At least 375 clock hours in direct client contact; 2. At least 25 clock hours in clinical observation; 3. At least 325 clock hours at the graduate level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Must pass the Specialty Area test of the Praxis Series, Praxis II, administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in your licensure area, 600.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Blind and Visually Impaired
State Department New York Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework If not completing a NY state registered program: 1. Minimum 2.50 Undergraduate GPA 2. *General Core in Liberal Arts and Sciences - 30 S.H. *College Coursework - Artistic Expression *College Coursework - Communication *College Coursework - Information Retrieval *College Coursework - Humanities *College Coursework - Language other than English (including American Sign Language) *College Coursework - Written Analysis and Expression *College Coursework - Concepts in Historical and Social Sciences *College Coursework - Scientific Processes *College Coursework - Mathematical Processes *Content Core - Liberal Arts & Sciences - 30 S.H. *Pedagogical Core - 21 S.H. *College Coursework - Human Development and Learning *College Coursework - Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills Methods - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Teaching Literacy Skills - 3 S.H. *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment *College Coursework - Foundations of Education *Additional Pedagogy - Blind and Visually Impaired - 12 S.H. *College Coursework - Foundations of Special Education *College Coursework - Assessment, Diagnosis and Eval Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired *College Coursework - Curriculum, Instruction & Mng Environs Students - Blind and Vis Impaired *College Coursework - Reading and Teaching Braille *Workshop - Child Abuse Identification *Workshop - School Violence Intervention and Prevention *Workshop - Autism
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? If not completing a NY state registered program: Student Teaching - Blind and Visually Impaired - 40 Days
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If not completing a NY state registered program: 1. New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Liberal Arts & Science Test (LAST) 2. New York State Teacher Certification Exam - Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W) 3. Content Specialty Test (CST) - Blind And Visually Impaired
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary One route to certify in NY is to complete an approved, registered alternative" teacher preparation program, also offered through an institution of higher education but with characteristics that distinguish it from "traditional" programs. *Transitional B: First-level teaching certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative teacher Certification program. The Transitional B is tied to the school placement. *Transitional C: Certificate issued to permit the employment of an individual who is enrolled in an alternative graduate teacher Certification program at the graduate level."