The NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) offers subsidized opportunities for qualified, current NYC DOE teachers to work towards an additional certification in Bilingual Education, Students with Disabilities (SwD) Grades B-2, Grades 1-6 or Grades 7-12.

These Extended Certification Programs offer supportive and school-embedded training models for DOE teachers to leverage their skills and experiences to meet the needs of students with disabilities or multilingual and English language learners in their school community. Flexible program offerings allow teachers the option to participate in two or three semester programs, starting in summer or fall 2023.  

The Basic teacher eligibility criteria for participation in any program are as follows:

  1. Teaching Certification – Possess an active Initial or Professional teaching certificate issued by NYSED (valid through August 2024).
    • You may need to complete additional coursework requirements independently, such as the Liberal Arts Core. More information will be shared upon enrollment.
  2. Education & Eligible Certifications - Completed a degree in education and possess a current NYSED certification in an eligible license area.
  3. Currently teaching - Current lead teacher in a DOE school.
  4. Provide a transcript (unofficial) for review to confirm that all required prerequisite courses have been completed.
    • For college or university-based programs, TRQ reviews teacher applications for basic eligibility, and the partnering institution determines final eligibility.
    • Candidates may not be currently enrolled in an alternative certification program (ie. NYC Teaching Fellows or NYC Teaching Collaborative) or currently enrolled in coursework with a college or university.

5.  Fluent in a language other than English (for Bilingual Extension programs only).

6. Currently teaching at a DOE school with an approved bilingual program, or one which was granted a waiver (for Bilingual Extension programs only).

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