FAQs

What do I need to know about professional licensure?

The Teacher Residency is a teacher preparation program which takes place across numerous states and includes online course work.  Our students, called teacher residents, participate in a year-long, supervised field experience both within and outside of New York State (NYS). NYU is authorized pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to enroll students in supervised field experiences in the SARA states and territories. For further details regarding NYU’s SARA membership, please visit the NYU State Authorization website.  

The Teacher Residency conducts school-based field preparation activity in the following states and has made the following determination with respect to professional licensure (teacher licensure, certification, or credentialing) in those specific states. We have also included states that are within commutable distances from our partnering district/charter schools for your information.

SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure meet licensure requirements in those states in which students are doing learning placements, which we call your residency.

All states may require course descriptions in their determination of satisfactorily meeting state requirements or may require additional courses.

As a student in the program, you will receive guidance about the process for applying for certification/licensure in the states where we have district/charter partnerships once you are enrolled in the program.

Overview of professional licensure by state

California
State License Contact Info: California Commission on Teaching Credentialing
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Requires NYS or another state’s certificate, California-specific exams for Preliminary Credential, Autism Authorization for Special Ed in some school districts, may require verification letter
Connecticut
State License Contact Info: Connecticut State Department of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Connecticut-specific exams, Connecticut out-of-state verification form
Delaware
State License Contact Info: Delaware Department of Education Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Delaware-specific exams, Performance Assessment, Delaware out-of-state verification form
Florida
State License Contact Info: Florida Department of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Florida-specific exams, Florida will issue Statement of Eligibility upon application review with possible additional requirements
Maryland
State License Contact Info: Maryland State Department of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Maryland-specific exams (Maryland may accept out-of-state exams)
Massachusetts
State License Contact Info: The Department of Early Education and Care
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Massachusetts-specific exams, SEI Endorsement, Massachusetts out-of-state verification form
New Jersey
State License Contact Info: State of New Jersey Department of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: NYS certificate simplifies process, New Jersey-specific exams, state-approved performance assessment (edTPA) OR pass an approved New Jersey performance assessment, New Jersey out-of-state verification form
Pennsylvania
State License Contact Info: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: Pennsylvania-specific exams, Pennsylvania may require additional course work, Pennsylvania out-of-state verification form
Vermont
State License Contact Info: State of Vermont Agency of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? No
Additional Information: Vermont does not have reciprocity with NYS educators who hold a current license or have a recommendation and, as such, will need to apply for Initial License through Transcript Review. Vermont will determine if applicant needs additional course work, Vermont-specific exams, out-of-state verification form, or letter.
Washington, DC
State License Contact Info: Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Does the Teacher Residency meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? Yes, with specifications
Additional Information: DC-specific exams (DC may accept out-of-state exams), DC out-of-state verification form
 

State regulations change frequently, and the information posted here may have changed at the time of your specific application to or enrollment in our program of study. Also, if you are interested in gaining licensure in a different state other than what is listed above, please contact your enrollment specialist to discuss further.