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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