Alternative Certification: “Transitional B” Program Route (NY)

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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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State Information
State: New York
Contact Name: Office of Teaching Initiatives
Contact Phone: (518) 474-3901
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Last updated on: December 15, 2020
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