NYC teaching certification?

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  1. aspiringlibrarian

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    Hi everyone. I'm currently certified to teach English in the state I live in. I'm looking for jobs nearby. However, I'm a train ride away from NYC and would like to broaden my job prospects. I also just like the idea of teaching in the city.

    Do you think it would be worth it to work towards my NYC cert.? I feel like it can't hurt. But at the side time, it'll cost money (nearly 2K) and time, and there's no guarantee I'd be able to land a job there. Is finding a job in the city generally more or less difficult?

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Is a NYC cert different than a NY state license?
     
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    No, I believe they are the same.
     
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    I'm in NJ. I would need to just take one additional course to be licensed in NY. I don't think it would cost me anywhere near $2000.
     
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    I'm also in NJ. With my cert. (a CEAS in English), I'd have to take an additional test in my content area (not the Praxis), a test on pedagogy, and a test on literacy. I'd also have to take additional courses (3 I think?) on things like harassment and bullying. It's doable but costly. Maybe I'm mistaken and the NY state cert. is different from the NYC cert.?
     
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    I don't know anything about a harassment and bullying course but maybe you mean a workshop? There are several that have to be taken and they cost around $75 each. I'm not sure why you think there's a separate NYC certification (I only see NYS listed on the education site) but when you go to the state education website you fill out your information and what certification you want to apply for, send in your transcripts, and they will send you a letter stating what additional courses you need and whatever else you need to do to get the state certification.
     
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    I don't think there's a difference.
     
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    I think for subbing there's something separate but not NYS teaching certification.
     
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    I figured the NY state and NYC cert. were one and the same, but I considered that a possibility because another poster said they'd only need one additional course to obtain a NY license. And yes, I meant workshop. Oops! Thanks for the correction and for the helpful info. I guess I will send my transcripts, see exactly what I need to do, and then decide whether it's worth it to pursue the cert.

    Do you think it would ultimately be worth the extra money and time, even though I'm not guaranteed a job in the city?
     
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    Ahh, OK. Thank you.
     
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    Nothing is ever guaranteed. With another license however you will be able to cast a wider net in your job search
     
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    I would strongly suggest calling NYSUT before doing anything. They are extremely helpful and will steer you in the right direction as far as what paperwork to send in and what, if any, additional classes you will need.
     
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    First of all I would like to all the best for your job seeking. I think that the NYC teaching certificate is not become a problem to you. If you want to know more about NYC and NY state certificate you can search with dissertation writing service
     
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    Or not...
     
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    It would be very, very rare to get a NYC certification. You would only need the NY state certification. NYC schools will start hiring by early June when they get their budgets for next year.
     

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