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State Educator Certification Advisement

Any inquiries regarding NY State certification should be submitted to

Certification advisement is conducted via email until further notice. Please include your full name, CUNYfirst ID# or last 4 SS#, and a phone number you can be reached at. 

We are set up to serve all Lehman School of Education students, current and alumni, by providing guidance on the New York state certification requirements. This information involves your specific program area, education background and the type of certificate you will be seeking after official graduation. This requires our office to research all this information before providing the proper guidance in our replies.

Please be patient as we serve a large community. All emails are answered in the order received and as soon as possible. If you receive an auto-reply, this means your email has been logged. Again, your patience and understanding are appreciated, thank you. 

Vanessa Jones, Certification Officer
Shahaan Azeem, Certification Coordinator

Stay up to date with all state educator certification through the New York State Education Dept.- Office of Teaching Initiatives website at:  Look under  "News" on the main page for any announcements.




Open Walk In Hours (No appointment necessary)

Carman Hall Room B-33, Deans Office
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
2:30pm – 5:30pm

Email all inquiries to: