Applying for Additional Certification to Teach Gifted or Bilingual Students

To Apply

  • Log in to your TEACH account.
  • Verify and update your profile.
  • Select your certificate:

Gifted Education. Contact the Specialized Programs office for more information.

Area of interest: Other Extensions
Subject area: Gifted Education
Grade level: Pre-K–12 All Grades
Title: Gifted Education Extension
Type of certificate: Initial Extension Annotation (if this is your first certificate in this area) or Professional Extension Annotation (if you have three years of teaching experience in any age group/subject)
When you get to the prompt for "Educational Preparation for this application only," enter program code 31828.

Bilingual Education related to the Advanced Certificate program only. Click here for more information.  

Area of interest: Other Extensions
Select a subject area: Bilingual Education
Select a grade level: Pre-K–12 All Grades
Select a title: Bilingual Education Extension
Type of certificate: Initial Extension Annotation (if this is your first certificate in this area), or Professional Extension Annotation (if you have three years of teaching experience in any age group/subject)
When you get to the prompt for "Educational Preparation for this application only," enter program code 31826.


What's Next

Monitor your TEACH account, and check for any application evaluations that may be posted. Automated evaluations are posted when the computer has completed an evaluation. Manual evaluations are posted when your transcript and other documentation has been examined by an officer at the Office of Teaching Initiatives. Certificate  effective dates will be posted on your TEACH account.You can pay a $25 fee to have a printed initial certificate if you wish.  Certification can also be confirmed by going to the "Certificate Holder Lookup" link at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert