How do I become a teacher in NYS?
I am a certified K-12 art teacher with a background in ESL. I can teach in VA and FL. However, transferring my degree to NY seems difficult with the edTPA. I am not currently in charge of a class in my field but only a substitute TA. I will soon be a substitute teacher. #education #teacher #teaching
Thanks for your question. While I don't teach in New York, I have taught many years in Pennsylvania.
Each state has there own requirements as to what the qualifications their teachers must have. You are seeing that now because you where issued and certificate in VA/FL. To get a teaching certificate in New York you are going to have to contact their education department (State agency) and tell them that you currently have your Art Teaching Certificate in VA/FL and then ask what other courses does New York offer that would allow you to become certified there. most likely you will need to take one to five credits for them to issue a certificate to also teach in New York.
That's why the first thing you need to do is to call the state education office and ask what you have to do to get the certificate from New York. Or you could ask for a temporary certificate on the premise that you are taking the required courses they want you to have to become a teacher in New York. Good luck! This is a very rewarding career. Good luck!!
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You can also try TeachNYC.net for help with this OR if you are now living in NYC, it might be helpful to simply visit the NYCDOE office in Brooklyn at 65 Court Street. There you would get more specific, direct guidance.
Look for their section that handles teacher education and/or certification; I'm sure there's a lot of information that can answer your questions. The links they offer to post-secondary education will also help you find where you can take courses, and what the tuition costs will be.
The NYSED can also guide you to schools that are hiring.