Will I automatically be certified?

You must receive a recommendation from NYU Steinhardt to go through the certification process to take and pass required exams. Completing the master’s program does not  guarantee a recommendation for certification. To receive a recommendation, you must:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the competencies needed to be a highly effective teacher and mentor for all learners in your classroom
  • Complete your assignments as a successful co-teacher, sharing equally in classroom responsibilities with your mentor teacher
  • Successfully complete your solo teaching assignment