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Get Certified!: Pathways to Certification

Initial Certification

Visit NYSED's Certification Lookup Tool

The 3 pathways to consider are "Initial Certification", "Supplementary Certification", and "Internship Certification".  Fill out the search page as shown and then choose each of these certificates to see the requirements.


Choose "classroom teacher" "Library Science" "All grades" then choose the right certificate

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