New York State also offers an alternative preparation model aimed at second career professionals. Alternative programs are offered by colleges with local school partners and feature an accelerated introductory component, followed by paid employment, with extensive mentoring, coursework and other supports from the college and school district. This pathway is suitable for the candidates with subject matter expertise evidenced by a bachelor’s degree. For information about transitional programs for applicants holding an undergraduate degree in the subject of the certification, contact one of the institutions Offering Alternative Teacher Preparation (Transitional B) Programs.
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