Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Certification Information

New York State Certification Application is now available online.

Certification Toolkit

To initiate the NY State certification process, view the online application form.
The information contained in this toolkit is for Fordham University students who are enrolled in a New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved degree program in teaching, administration or pupil personnel services that qualifies the graduate for state certification.

Fordham will endorse graduates of all Graduate School of Education degree-granting programs except for the following, which are not New York State approved:
  • MSEd in Curriculum and Teaching
  • MSEd in Educational Psychology
  • MS in Human Resources
  • MS in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (REAL)
Please note that new requirements for teaching certificates went into effect in February 2004. To review specific certificate requirements for New York State certification, please refer to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website.

Fordham-Endorsed New York State Certification Process

To initiate the NY State certification process, with Fordham's endorsement the online application form.

Certification Outside New York State

If you are interested in applying for certification outside of New York State, you can access information about individual state's requirements at their respective State Licensing Agencies.

Most states will require documentation to verify the completion of your Fordham degree. If you require assistance, please contact the Certification Office at 212-636-7816.

Important Certification Contact Information

  • Fordham University
    Lowenstein 11201F
    Contact: Christine Pryor
    Phone: (212) 636-7816 Fax: (212) 636-7826
  • Student Enrollment and Financial Services
    Phone: (212) 636-6700
  • New York State Education Department (NYSED)
    Office of Teaching Initiatives
    Phone: (518) 474-3901


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