Requirement Description


Classroom teaching experience includes experience earned in a public or approved nonpublic preschool or elementary, middle, or secondary school in the subject area of the certificate. Experience that is not full time may be credited on a prorated basis.

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


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