Special education teacher certification resources
New York City schools are required to adhere to state certification requirements. If you work in special education, you know that certification requirements are complicated and frequently change.
The NYSUT Fact Sheet below begins with a succinct explanation of the history of special education certification in New York State. More importantly, it contains information that every special education teacher should know about special education certification requirements. The chart explaining what certificate is required to serve at specific levels and in specific special education programs is particularly important.
Special Education Licensing Side Letter (Probationary period for teachers working under non-special education license who also hold a Students with Disabilities Certificate)