Each student pursuing teacher certification must complete the authorization form, so we may provide required data to the New York State Education Department. After you have been awarded your degree in a registered program, and completed all recommendation requirements, the SUNY Cortland Registrar's Office will recommend you to the New York State Education Department for the teaching certificate.
Please note that it may take 60 days from the official date of graduation to finalize a recommendation. If you need assistance in the interim period when applying for employment or graduate school, please contact our office to learn about transcript and letter services we can provide to assist.
A downloadable PDF form is also available.