Requirement Description

 

Classroom teaching experience includes experience earned in a public, approved nonpublic preschool or elementary, middle, or secondary school in the subject area of the certificate.

Year of experience for permanent or professional certification means the following:

  • a minimum of 180 days of full-time, continuous school experience in the subject or area of certification completed within a 12-month period
  • a minimum of 180 days of full-time continuous school experience in the subject or area of certification completed in periods of no less than 90 days each within a 12-month period
  • a minimum of 360 days of part-time continuous school experience consisting of an average of 2.5 days per week in the subject or area of certification and completed in periods of no less than 90 days each within a 12-year period or
  • a minimum of 360 days of part-time school experience, which shall include at least 45 days of part-time continuous school experience within a 12-year period in the subject area of the certificate sought, consisting of at least of one class period each day with a consistent group of students during such time period.

Year of occupational or work experience means a minimum of 10 months in a calendar year of full-time satisfactory employment in an appropriate occupational field.

For more information on the experience requirement go to:Experience Requirements.

Note:

All experience must be directly verified by the employer using the form: Verification of Paid Experience for Permanent Pupil Personnel Service (PPS) and Professional Classroom Teaching Certificates

 
- For teachers who earned their Initial Speech and Language Disabilities certificate based on their professional license in Speech Language Pathology, the 3 years experience must be as a teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped or 3 years of equivalent experience acceptable to the Department providing Speech Language Pathology services to children, such as in a preschool program as defined in Commissioner's regulations, section 200.1