School Administration

Approved Administrative and Supervisory Preparation Program 

Initial Certification Requirements:

  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program - School Building Leader
  • Institutional Recommendation - School Building Leader
  • Additional Education - Masters Degree
  • Examination - School Building Leader - Part 1
  • Examination - School Building Leader - Part 2
  • Paid, Full-time Classroom Teaching/PPS Experience - 3 Yrs
  • Workshop - Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint Clearance
     

Professional Certification Requirements:

  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program - School District Leader
  • Institutional Recommendation - School District Leader
  • Additional Education - Masters Degree
  • Paid, Full-time Classroom Teaching/PPS Experience - 3 Yrs
  • Paid, full-time Admin experience - 3 Yrs
    • Paid, Full-time Experience - School Building Leader - 1 Yr
    • Mentored Experience - School Building Leader - 1 Yr
  • Examination - School District Leader - Part 1*
  • Examination - School District Leader - Part 2*
  • Workshop - Dignity For All Students Act
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Citizenship Status - INS Permanent Residence or U.S. Citizenship
    *Individuals requesting institutional recommendation for the SDL must submit their test scores before a recommendation will be submitted to NYSED.

Out-of-State Teacher Certification Requirement

  • Each state has different teacher certification requirements; it is recommended that students search that state’s education department web site for the most up-to-date information.
     

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)

Fingerprinting

  • To be fingerprinted you must register with the TEACH system and apply for fingerprint clearance.
  • Fingerprinting for St. Lawrence University students can be done by calling (315) 386-4504 and setting up an appointment.
  • Fingerprint clearance payment receipt and a photo ID are required.
     

Institutional Recommendation for Certification

  • Completion of St. Lawrence University's Approved Teaching Preparation Program.
  • Click here for Institutional Recommendation.