Certification and licensure


Teacher, administrator and school counselor certification

New York State certification is required for students who anticipate working in public schools in a teaching, school counseling, building or district leadership position.

Getting started

Workshops

The Warner School of Education provides workshops for students registered in NYS programs requiring workshop completion: Child Abuse Identification and Reporting, Safe Schools Against Violence, and Dignity for All Students Act.

View all workshop schedules and details

Certification

Next steps to certification for programs that lead to New York State certification:

TEACH

Confirmation

Degree conferral letter for applicants for programs leading to New York State certification or licensure:
Students who have completed all program requirements and who need documentation before the degree/certificate becomes official can request a confirmation letter by completing the degree/certificate confirmation letter request. The Registrar will send it to the email address provided, unless otherwise indicated.

Teaching outside of New York State

Warner School of Education-approved certification programs are aligned with New York State teacher, administrator, school counselor certification requirements. To find out whether New York State has an interstate certification agreement with another state, check the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

Questions?

Book a virtual meeting with Certification Officer



Mental health licensure

Students completing a program in community mental health are eligible to receive a limited permit to practice under supervision at a clinical site acceptable to the New York State Office of Professions.

Students enrolled in community mental health programs will need to complete the Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop.

Mental health counselors who complete our licensure program can apply for New York State mental health licensure.

To view licensure information outside of New York State, visit the National Board for Certified Counselors.



Behavior analyst licensure

Students enrolled in Applied Behavior Analysis programs intending to obtain state licensure will need to complete the Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop.

Behavior analysts who complete our licensure program can apply for New York State behavior analyst licensure.

To view licensure information outside of New York State, visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.



Disclosure

The University of Rochester Warner School of Education and Human Development provides the above information in accordance with the federal regulation ยง668.50(b)(7) Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) education requirements.