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Thank you for visiting Pace’s certification page. As the University's certification officer, I'm here to help current students, alumni, and prospective students navigate the certification process in NY. I can answer your questions about classroom teacher certification, as well as certification requirements and processes for Speech and Language Disabilities, and School Counseling.

Come visit my Open Advising hours for Certification on Zoom every Monday from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. With a Waiting Room set up, each appointment is private, and on a first come, first served basis.

Zoom Meeting Room Access Password: certify

Linda Guyette, Certification Officer, (914) 773-3536


The edTPA and its safety net, ATS-W, have both been eliminated as certification requirements! Neither test is required for certification on or after 4/27/22.

Learn about the New York State Education Department certification requirements.

Details about the exams you will need to pass in order to teach.

Certificate extensions are a great way to expand your teaching opportunities.


Answers to most commonly asked questions.