Applying for Certification

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“Candidates who are seeking certain certificates and extensions that require exam(s) may be eligible for the Emergency COVID-19 certificate, allowing them to work in New York State public schools or districts for two years while taking and passing the required exam(s) for the certificate or extension sought.” 

(as stated by the New York State Department of Education 9/14/21)

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SUNY Oneonta Diploma Application

Step 1:

You should file a Diploma Application the semester prior to your intended graduation.  Applications may be picked up at the Registrar's Office (Netzer 130).  The fee is $5.00, payment may be made by check or money order made payable to O.A.S. S.A. Diploma Account or Dragon Dollars.

When you submit your Diploma Application one semester prior to expected graduation you will receive a graduation pre-check by the beginning of the next semester.  For example, if you expect to graduate in May and you file your Diploma Application before the end of the fall semester, you will receive a notification of any unfulfilled requirements in time to make any necessary adjustments to your spring schedule.  

When you fill out the Diploma Application, please complete only the white areas.  Your name should be printed exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.  Diplomas are mailed out 6-8 weeks after graduation, so please use an appropriate address for that time frame.  If you have any questions, please call Degree Services at 436-3215 or e-mail Degree Services at graduation@oneonta.edu

Information on the commencement ceremony is available online.

Step 2: Recommendation for Certification:

In order for the College to recommend you for certification, you must print and complete the information release form.  Please return the completed and signed release form to the Registrar (Netzer 130) prior to graduation.

Step 3: Select appropriate program code 

See the upper right-hand portion of this page to locate the drop down boxes containing the program codes.

Step 4. Create an Account* in TEACH and/or Log into Account

*Please do not create an account if you have already done so. Creating a second account will prove problematic in your efforts to become certified. If you have completed the fingerprinting process then you most likely have created an account and should, therefore, attempt to Log into your Account.

Step 5. Apply Online for Initial NYS Teaching Certification

  1. Go to www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach
  2. Login to TEACH with your username and password (or create one)
  3. Click on “TEACH Online Services”
  4. Click on “Apply for Certificate”
  5. The steps to complete the application process are:
    1. Verify/update profile
    2. Select Certificate(s): Input Appropriate Program Code for your Degree
    3. Answer Questions and Sign Affidavit
    4. Confirm and Sign Application
    5. Make payment

Applying for Graduate Program/ Post Baccalaureate/Advanced Certificate

  1. Graduate Diploma Application
    1. You should file a Graduate Diploma Application the semester prior to your intended graduation. Applications may be picked up at the Registrar's Office (Netzer 130) or use the link above.  The fee is $5.00, payment may be made by check or money order made payable to O.A.S. S.A. Diploma Account or Dragon Dollars.
    2. When you submit your application one semester prior to expected graduation, you will receive a graduation pre-check by the beginning of the next semester.  For example, if you expect to graduate in May and you file your Diploma Application before the end of the fall semester, you will receive a notification of any unfulfilled requirements in time to make any necessary adjustments to your spring schedule. 
    3. When you fill out the Diploma Application, please complete only the white areas.  Your name should be printed exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.  Diplomas are mailed out 6-8 weeks after graduation, so please use an appropriate address for that time frame.  If you have any questions, please call Degree Services at 436-3215 or e-mail Degree Services at graduation@oneonta.edu
  2. Post Baccalaureate/Advanced Certificate Application
    1. You should file a Post Baccalaureate/Advanced Certificate Application the semester prior to completion of the Post Baccalaureate/Advanced certificate.  Applications may be picked up at the Registrar's Office (Netzer 130) or use the link above.  The fee is $5.00, payment may be made by check or money order made payable to O.A.S. S.A. Diploma Account or Dragon Dollars.
    2. View information on the Commencement Ceremony.
  3. Recommendation for Certification:
    1. In order for the College to recommend you for certification, you must print and complete the information release form.  Please return the completed and signed release form to the Registrar (Netzer 130) prior to graduation or completion.
  4. Select appropriate program code: See the upper right-hand portion of this page to locate the drop down boxes containing the program codes.
  5. Create an Account* in TEACH and/or Log into Account
    1. *Please do not create an account if you have already done so. Creating a second account will prove problematic in your efforts to become certified. If you have completed the fingerprinting process then you most likely have created an account and should, therefore, attempt to Log into your Account.
  6. Apply Online for Initial or Professional NYS Teaching Certification
    1. Go to www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach
    2. Login to TEACH with your username and password (or create one)
    3. Click on “TEACH Online Services”
    4. Click on “Apply for Certificate”
    5. The steps to complete the application process are:
      1. Verify/update profile
      2. Select Certificate(s): Input Appropriate Program Code for your Degree
      3. Answer Questions and Sign Affidavit
      4. Confirm and Sign Application
      5. Make payment

 

Program Codes

Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood or Childhood Education:

Early Childhood Education (B-2) - 23020
Childhood Education (1-6) - 23019
*Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B-6) - 23021

*You must complete the Select Certificate(s) area twice.
Once for Early Childhood Education and once for Childhood Education. The fee will be $100 ($50 for each) and you will receive two (2) certificates.

Bachelor of Science degree in Adolescence Education:

Adolescence Education: *Biology - 23022
Adolescence Education: *Chemistry - 28200
Adolescence Education: *Earth Science - 23023
Adolescence Education: English - 23024
Adolescence Education: French - 23025
Adolescence Education: Mathematics - 23026
Adolescence Education: *Physics - 27073
Adolescence Education: Social Studies - 23027
Adolescence Education: Spanish - 23028
Family and Consumer Science Education - 23029

*Students graduating with this major may also apply for the
General Science 7-12 Extension.

Master of Science in Education:

Literacy Education (B-6) - 24558
Literacy Education (5-12) - 24557
School Counselor (K-12) - 03791
Special Education: 7-12 Generalist - 32847
Special Education: Childhood Education (1-6) - 32848
Special Education: Early Childhood Education (B-2) - 32849
Educational Technology Specialist (K-12) - 32495

Master of Science in Teaching:

Foreign Language Education - 32838
Certificate of Advanced Study: Bilingual Education: CR-ITI - 38185
Bilingual Education Ext. Pre K-12 All Grades - 37393
School Counselor - 79236

Special Education: Childhood Education (1-6) – 38423

Special Education: Early Childhood Education (B-2) – 38552

Special Education: Generalist (7-12) -38701

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:

Adolescence Education: Spanish - 28691
Adolescence Education: Physics - 28688
Adolescence Education: Math - 28689
Adolescence Education: French - 28690
Adolescence Education: Earth Science - 28687
Adolescence Education: Chemistry - 28686
Adolescence Education: Biology - 28685
Adolescence Education: Family and Consumer Sciences - 28692

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