Overview of New York Certification Requirements

How to Qualify for Licensure

For initial certification in New York, all candidates must:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree.
  • Complete an approved teacher educator program.
  • Meet specified degree, coursework, assessment and experience requirements in the selected pathway chosen. For more information, access New York State's Certification from Start to Finish.
  • Submit the appropriate application forms and fees.

Important Information

In New York, you must take the Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) in the area of Speech-Language Pathology.

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