Champlain Valley Educational Services (Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington Counties BOCES) provides assistance through a Regional Office for individuals residing and/or employed within the CEWW BOCES Region seeking New York State Teacher Certification. The assistance takes the form of:
The Regional Certification Office suggests that potential candidates currently matriculated in an approved college program leading to teacher certification apply through their college program office. Teacher Preparation Programs in NYS
The Regional Certification Office is authorized to evaluate an applicant’s credentials. Applicants interested in obtaining NYS certification must submit a completed application, official transcripts, and the appropriate fee. The process is quickest and easiest when completed online: Search Certification Requirements or Applying for a Certificate
The Regional Certification Office is empowered to make recommendations for provisional/initial or permanent/professional certification to SED in the following areas: elementary, secondary academic, special subjects, reading, special education, pupil personnel services, and school administrator and supervisor. Certification for school district administrator, teaching assistants, and career and technical education are handled only by the State Education Department, Office of Teaching.
In addition, candidates may directly contact the New York State Office of Teaching either by clicking on this link or by the following:
The University of the State of New York
State Education Department – Office of Teaching
Albany , New York 12234
Tel: (518) 474-3901
Mon.-Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For all certification questions, contact Ken Ziegler, Regional Certification Officer, Capital Region BOCES @ 518-862-4918