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How to Get Certified



*If you have not registered with TEACH Online Services, follow the instructions on how to register first.



STEP 1: Verify/Update Profile

Verify/Update Profile will ask for your Education and Employment information. Enter all the information from a baccalaureate to present. Hunter College is an Approved New York Teacher Certification Programs.

  • Award Title: “Bachelor of Arts”
    Program Code:”25629 - ENGLISH 7-12”
    Major: “Education”
  • Enter all full-time, paid teaching experience (in both public and private schools).


STEP 2: Select Certificate(s)

Select your Certificate Title

  • Select your Area of Interest: Classroom Teacher
  • Select your Subject Area: English
  • Select the Grade Level: Grades 7-12
  • Select the Title: English Language Arts 7-12
  • Select your Certificate Type: Initial

You must [Add] each certificate you want to apply for.

On the next page, enter the Program Code “25629”, then [Submit] and select the radio button and select [Next].


STEP 3: Sign Affidavit

Answer all *questions and click on [Sign Affidavit]. By signing this affidavit, you are confirming that the information you have provided is true and contains no misrepresentations.


STEP 4: Confirm and Sign Application

Make sure that you have completed the correct application and click on [Sign Application].


STEP 5: Make Payment

It is highly advised to pay by credit card. Credit card transactions are easier to track.

The next page will show “Application Transaction Summary”. This will help you keep track of what you need to do in order to obtain your certificate.

Before your certificate is issued, you will need to obtain Hunter College recommendation. YOU MUST INFORM US VIA EMAIL THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. Send an email to with the Subject: Online application complete and include in your message your:

  • First and Last Name as registered with Hunter;
  • Last 4 digits of your Student ID number; and
  • Certificate-English Language Arts 7-12.



If you have applied for a certificate but have not yet graduated, the status of your certificate application will be “Not Ready for Review”. Once your graduation is posted, have met all the requirements and have institutional recommendation, your status will change to “Ready for Review” and NYSED will then review your application.

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