Each student pursuing teacher certification must complete the authorization form below, so we are permitted to 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.
It may take up to 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 the office to learn about transcript and letter services we can provide to assist.
Our office is ready to help you with your recommendation or your Cortland program code. If you have graduated previously, and need assistance with your program code please review our TEACH Code support information where you can obtain your code(s). For additional alumni information, please consult the Career Services FAQ prior to completing the form below.
Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of DASA coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. SUNY Cortland must have proof of workshop completion for all students seeking a recommendation. If you graduated before Spring 2014, you will be required to provide proof of workshop completion prior to being recommended. You are required to contact the office to receive the recommendation.