We are very excited to announce that were hosting our first ever Certification Day on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Rochester Regional Office (30 N. Union St., 1st floor conference center, Rochester, NY 14607).  This informational day is open to all members-teachers, teaching assistants, and local leaders- who have questions concerning NYS certification, such as the application process, help with meeting requirements, certificate maintenance, available resources to find answers to questions, and options to obtain additional credentials, etc.


There will be a continental breakfast at 8:30 am followed by a general session from 9-10:30 am and then you may sign up for an individual 10-minute consultation with an expert from NYSUTs Research & Education Services Department to answer your specific certification questions. There are only two openings available per each 10 minute slot which will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


Please use this link http://www.cvent.com/d/4bq8td to register to attend this day.  You may register to attend both the morning session and an individual slot or just one or the other. The program agenda is below.


Please forward this invitation to all of your members and let me know if you have any questions.

Carrie M. Andrews



Certification Day Agenda

8:30 am – 9 am – Continental breakfast

9 am – 10:30 am – Presentation: An overview of certification in NYS:

a.  Moving from initial certification to professional certification
b.  Level 1 to Level 3 TA certification
c.  Certificate registration and Continuing Teacher & Leader Education

d.  Resources available to members with certification questions

10:40 am – 3 pm – Individual appointments with an expert from NYSUT Research & Educational Services (10 minute time slot per person):  One-to-one assistance for members with specific certification questions.  We will use laptops to access SED’s TEACH system.



Materials to bring:  Correspondence from the NYS Education Department regarding pending applications; please make sure that you can access your TEACH account for individual appointments.