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Requirements for Certification and Graduation

All students graduating after April 30, 2014 are required to complete the new NYSED required examinations for certfication once the examinations are activated.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website to ensure that they are taking the appropriate examinations.  

Recommended SBL and SDL Examination Scheduling
While the examinations are given several times per year, it is highly recommended that students delay taking the New York State Educational Leader Certification Examinations until they are fully engaged in the internship experience. The Internship (CEQ 585) and accompanying Seminar (CEQ 586) will provide both practical experience and in-depth test preparation. This experience and preparation is invaluable for the successful completion of the tests. Spring/Summer interns should plan on registering for the June test and those students in the Summer/Fall internship should register for the October test.


School Building Leader (SBL) Examination
The SBL examination is required for certification purposes only; not for graduation. Students seeking the SBL certification should plan to take this test during the same administration periods mentioned below. The School Building Leader Examination will include Performance Assessment - Portfolio. »SBL Examination Preparation Videos

School District Leader (SDL) Examination
The SDL examination is required for graduation as well as certification. Students seeking the SDL certification should plan to take this test during the same administration periods mentioned below.

School District Business Leader (SDBL) Examinations
This SDBL examinations is given several times per year. It is highly recommended that students delay taking the New York State School District Business Leader Certification Examinations until they are fully engaged in the internship experience. The Internship (CEQ 565) and accompanying Seminar (CEQ 566) will provide both practical experience and in-depth test preparation. This experience and preparation is invaluable for the successful completion of the tests. Spring/Summer interns should plan on registering for the June test and those students in the Summer/Fall internship should register for the October test.

Educating All Students Test
Effective April 30, 2014, students seeking either SBL, SDL or SDBL certification must also complete the Educating All Students Test for certfication. For future reference, the TEACH website may be accessed at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/

Required Workshops
Students are also required to complete the following workshops:  Child Abuse and Project Save (School Violence).  In addition, effective December 31, 2013, all students will have to complete the 6-hour Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop which involves prevention and intervention of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. »Workshop and Registration Information

 

 

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