Certification Requirements (Initial Certification)
In addition to the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, there are New York State requirements that must also be completed in order for certification to be issued. The Program provides guidance, support, and information to current students regarding these requirements, completion deadlines, study guides, and other important information.
The fees below are related to NYS Certification and are required by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Total cost should not exceed $600. All NYSED requirements are the financial responsibility of the student. General information about NYSED Teacher Certification requirements can be found on the NYSED website. Prospective students are encouraged to email us with any questions regarding certification requirements.
New York State Certification Requirements (an overview):
Fees are set by NYSED and are subject to change. Fees may vary by provider. General information about these requirements can be found on the NYSED Teacher Certification Website.
Child Abuse Identification Training ($35)
Violence Prevention Training ($35)
DASA (Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Discrimination in Schools) Training ($80)
Educating All Students (EAS) Test ($88)
Content Specialty Test (CST) in the subject area ($122)
Application for Certification ($50)
Bard Teacher Performance Assessment (no charge)