Applying for NYS Initial Certification
The City College School of Education will recommend Early Childhood Education majors for New York State Initial Certification in Early Childhood (Birth – 8) upon completion of ALL of the following:
- All required courses of the Undergraduate Early Childhood Program or their equivalent with a minimum of 2.7
- Passing scores for the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), Multi-Subject Content Specialty Exam (CST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)
- 100 hours of satisfactory fieldwork and 300 hours of satisfactory supervised student teaching
Teacher Certification FAQs
Here you will find a series of questions which have been asked by other students regarding certification and the application process. Please read through these questions before contacting the City College Certification Office as your question may already be answered here.
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