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Teaching in NY
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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. Teaching assistant experience is not applicable to this requirement.
- Teachers working as substitutes in numerous districts may wish to have each district verify the experience by providing a short letter on district letterhead.
University of the State of New York - New York State Education Department
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