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Certification and licensing

Teacher certification
Teachers must meet the certification requirements established by the New York State Education Department.


Licensing of teaching assistants
All teaching assistants must either have a New York State teaching certificate or be certified through the New York State Education Department. For more information on certification requirements, visit the NYS Education Department Office of Teaching Initiatives Web site.

In addition, all teaching assistants must complete a Child Abuse and Maltreatment course. This course can be obtained from the New York State Nurses’ Association in video form with the requisite test enclosed by calling 782-9400, Ext. 276. Watching the video and completing the test take about three hours, and the fee is reimbursable at the district contractual in-service rate, which currently is $9 an hour.

Teaching assistants (as well as all teachers) are also required by the NYS Education Department as part of Project S.A.V.E. legislation to take a two-hour course on Violence Prevention and Intervention Training. The district offers staff opportunities to take this course during the school year. Participants are paid at the applicable in-service rate for the two hours.

For more information and for the necessary forms, contact the Personnel Office at (518) 456-6200, ext. 3117.

 

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