Teacher Education

Approved Classroom Teaching Preparation Program Pathway

Initial Certification Requirements

  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program
  • Institutional Recommendation
  • NYS Teacher Certification Exam (LAST)
  • NYS Teacher Certification Exam (ATS-W)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • DASA Workshop
  • Fingerprint Clearance
     

Professional Certification Requirements

  • Completion of a NYS Registered Program
  • Institutional Recommendation
  • NYS Teacher Certification Exam (LAST)
  • NYS Teacher Certification Exam (ATS-W)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • DASA Workshop
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Three years Paid, Full-Time Experience
  • One-year Mentored Experience
  • Citizenship Status
     

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.