The Teacher Certification Office provides participating districts with access to certification specialists qualified to evaluate transcripts toward meeting certification requirements for teaching, teaching assistant, and coaching certification when a paid application for certification has been filed on the TEACH online application system. The specialists analyze transcripts and other documentation to determine eligibility for certification, provide candidates with information on how to meet any remaining requirements and, when possible, approve a candidate for certification.
In addition, the specialists assist districts with questions regarding the employment options for uncertified and/or substitute teachers, mentoring, and professional development. They may also serve as an intermediary between the districts and the Office of Teaching Initiatives in Albany. They can provide assistance to applicants as well as district personnel with the online application process and understanding the complexities of the TEACH certification system and database. Upon request, they are available to present information in person to groups of teachers and/or other groups of educators.
Teacher Certification Office
Genesee Valley BOCES
80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Regional Certification Officer
(585) 658 or 344-7932
Email the Officer
Links to Helpful Certification Information
New York State Office of Teaching Initiatives
Email is the best option if you wish to contact New York state. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and the last four of your social in your email.
Email email@example.com for assistance in logging in to your account or other technical issues.
TEACH Online Application System and Certification Database
Office of Teaching Initiatives Teacher Certification Topics A-Z index