Teacher Certification & Graduate Information


Programs of Study


Office of Teacher Certification and Graduate Information for School of Education, Health, and Human Services at SUNY Plattsburgh

“There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.” — Charles Steinmetz

The purpose of the Office of Teacher Certification and Graduate Information for EHHS is to assist students with the application process, to advise potential M.S.T. applicants on conditions of acceptance prior to matriculation, to maintain active graduate records, to process checklists for graduation, and to work collaboratively with the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Teacher Education Unit.

This office recommends SUNY Plattsburgh graduates to the New York State Education Department for teacher certification after the completion of a Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) approved undergraduate or graduate teacher preparation program. This office verifies program completion for graduates applying for out-of-state certification and serves as a resource for a variety of topics related to teacher certification.

Additional information about teacher certification is available at https://web.plattsburgh.edu/academics/education/certification.php.

Additional Information

Graduate Catalog

Programs of Study

Candidates Who Already Hold a Teaching Certificate

Programs appropriate for students who already hold a teaching certificate:

Candidates Who Hold a Functionally Related Bachelor’s Degree and Wish to Become New York State Certified through a Graduate Program

Programs appropriate for students who hold a bachelor’s degree aligned with the current NYS Teaching Standards and wish to become New York State certified through a graduate program:

Contact Information

If you would like more information about Certification at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Kelley Pickreign
Director of Certification
Office: Sibley 302A
Phone: (518) 564-3273
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Email: [email protected]

Shelley Laurin
Secretary 1
Office: Sibley 302
Phone: (518) 564-5149
Email [email protected]