Applying for Credits for the Gifted or Bilingual Education Additional Certification

To Apply

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

Gifted Education

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)
When you get to the prompt for "Educational Preparation for this application only," enter program code 31828.

Bilingual Education

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)
When you get to the prompt for "Educational Preparation for this application only," enter program code 31826.

  • Verify that your college recommendation has been entered on your TEACH account. The certification officer at Brooklyn College will enter your recommendation after you have completed your course work and the grades have been posted. If you do not see your recommendation, please contact us.

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.

Initial certificates are valid for five years. You will not receive a printed certificate, but you can refer to your effective dates on your account on line.