Career and Technology Teacher Education

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250 Jay Street
Pearl Bldg 510 (P-510)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5373

NYS Transitional C Certificate in Teacher Education

The Transitional C Certificate program is offered for career changers and others who hold an appropriate graduate academic or professional degree and wish to begin teaching prior to being certified as a classroom teacher. The program is open only to candidates who have a written commitment from a hiring school district, which must provide mentoring to the candidate during the first two years of teaching. Candidates must enroll in the intensive program leading to the professional certificate in technology education.

In order to receive the professional certificate, candidates must complete three years of teaching and up to 20 semester hours of coursework in the technology education pedagogical core after receiving the Transitional C certificate. They must pass the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations to qualify for the professional certificate.

In addition, candidates must have 30 credits of technology education content, some of which may have been completed in their baccalaureate or professional degree. The candidate's transcript will be reviewed by the faculty to determine if this requirement has been met.