Teacher Certification Resources

Fingerprint Clearance

NYSED Fingerprint Info Sheet (updated January 2019)

Questions about teacher certification?

General questions about teacher certification are answered on the Teacher Certification page. 


Additional questions may be directed to Career Services.

Looking for letters of recommendation?

Notice to credential file holders:

The Credential File service at SUNY Cortland will be closing permanently effective January 1, 2020 due to the increase in web-based options for credentials management and a significant decline in student/alumni usage.

Action is REQUIRED to migrate existing files.

Information and FAQ available at the Credential File Office.  

Research Schools & Find Contact Information

Career Services has a subscription to the American School Directory.  Stop by or call the office to find out the login credentials so you can search and find comprehensive information about all schools in the United States.

Teacher Certification Updates

Individual Evaluation Pathways reinstated September 4, 2018 for the following teaching titles:

Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education (Generalist), English Language Arts and Literacy.

For more information about this change, view NYSED info or contact Career Services. Additional information on NY teacher certification.