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If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help. Our online teaching certification programs will prepare you to effectively educate others.
Before becoming a licensed teacher in New York, you must meet all of New York’s teacher certification requirements (for those who are seeking certification via interstate reciprocity), including:
In order to obtain a New York teaching license after graduating from a post-baccalaureate or master of arts in teaching program at WGU, New York requires an acceptable undergraduate degree in the core content area or at least 30 semester hours of college-level coursework in the core content area. WGU will evaluate your transcript(s) prior to enrollment, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will make the authoritative and final determination about your eligibility for any type of certification. The NYSED may, at its discretion, require graduates of any program to complete additional coursework to become eligible for certification.
Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.
For the most current information about becoming a licensed teacher in New York, please check the New York State Teacher Licensure student handbook article.
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