School of Education

Teacher & Leadership Certification

Contact Information & Advisement Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions

About New York State Teacher and School Building Leader Exams
MS-CST Prep Workshop Materials

Student Certification Checklist (Only for candidates graduating on or before January 31, 2014)

Student Certification Checklist
(Only for candidates graduating after April 30, 2014)

The teacher certification office provides guidance to candidates who are completing or have completed a Lehman College Teacher Preparation Program that is designed to lead towards New York State certification. Upon official completion of their specific educator program and meeting Lehman College’s certification requirements, the candidate would be eligible for a college recommendation using a program code which is supplied by our office. Before students complete their Teacher Preparation Program at Lehman, they must create their own New York State TEACH Online Services account and submit an application & fee payment online for their certificates using the program code. New York State certification is the primary credential needed to teach anywhere in New York State including New York City.

Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention Training Spring 2014

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies has scheduled a DASA training for Sunday, June 7 9:30am to 4:00pm. Registration is now open! Call 718-960-8512 or visit Carman Hall, Room 128 to register in person. Information flyer about DASA training and other teacher preparation workshops [PDF]

New Certification Requirement for Coursework or Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention

Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.* This training is available only from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department. http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/dasa-applicant.html

Upon completion of the workshop, the provider will give you a Certification of Completion.

  • Send a copy of the Certificate of Completion to the Office of Teaching Initiatives, 89 Washington Avenue RM 5N, Albany, NY 12334. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Some providers of the workshop transmit the Certificate of Completion to the Office of Teaching Initiatives electronically.
  • In the case of persons completing State registered programs leading to Certification after October 1, 2013, no Certification of Completion will be awarded because the training is a required component of the programs. No additional training is required. All program completers prior to October 1, 2013 must complete this training before a certificate will be issued.

Please note that some providers will be offering training that exceeds the six-hour minimum. Also, fees vary from provider to provider.

Approved Providers List: Please check the NYSED website at www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert or http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/dasa-applicant.html for updates.

Teacher Certification Contact Information & Advisement Schedule for Spring 2014

Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2:30pm - 6:30pm

For specific appointments for certification advisement contact Vanessa Rojas, Certification Assistant at (718) 960-8423.
Any documents can be dropped off Monday - Friday between
9 - 5pm.

Certification Contacts:

Ruth Jordan, Certification Officer
Lehman College
The City University of New York
Office of the Dean, School of Education
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468
E-mail address: teacher.certification@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone number:  718 960-8423
Fax: 718 960-7855  
Office: Carman Hall, Room B-33

Vanessa Rojas, Certification Assistant
Lehman College
The City University of New York
Office of the Dean, School of Education
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468
E-mail address: teacher.certification@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone number:  718 960-8423
Fax: 718 960-7855
Office:
Carman Hall, Room B-33


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