CONTINUING TEACHER LEADER EDUCATION (CTLE)
Professional Development Requirement for Certification
If you hold a "Professional" certificate, you must complete 100 hours of professional development every 5 years.
If you hold a "Teaching Assistant III" certificate, you must complete 100 hours of professional development every 5 years.
Who must register? Anyone who holds any of the following certifications:
Permanent Classroom Teacher and Administrative Certificates
Professional Classroom Teacher and Leadership Certificates
Teaching Assistant Level III Certificates
Visit the Office of Teaching Initiatives web site (www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/) for complete information on the registration and professional development requirements, FAQs, allowable activities, etc. From the Home page, go to "Certification", then "Professional Development for Certificate Holders". You must have an active TEACH account.
The TEACH Helpline is: (518) 486-6041.
HOW TO REREGISTER WHEN YOUR 5-YEAR PERIOD ENDS
CTLE Requirement Information
The Board of Regents, at its March 2016 meeting adopted a new Subpart 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to implement Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 relating to the registration process for any holder of a classroom teaching, school leader and teaching assistant certificate that is valid for life (Permanent, Professional and Level III Teaching Assistant) and the establishment of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements for Professional and Level III Teaching Assistant certificate holders.
These new Registration and CTLE requirements do not apply to holders of Continuing Teaching Assistant certificates and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) certificates, such as School Attendance Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Dental Hygiene Teachers and School Nurse Teachers.
Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirements
Holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching service, educational leadership service and Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to successfully complete 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE during the registration period if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES. The CTLE requirement may be completed at any time during the registration period. CTLE completed during a prior registration period may not be carried over.
Permanent classroom teacher and school leader certificate holders practicing in New York State school districts or BOCES will be subject to Registration requirements, but will not be subject to CTLE.
Holders of Continuing Teaching Assistant certificates or Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) certificates, such as School Attendance Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Dental Hygiene Teachers and School Nurse Teachers, are not subject to Registration or CTLE requirements.
Acceptable Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)
- Acceptable CTLE must be taken from a sponsor approved by the Department.
- Acceptable CTLE shall be study in the content area of any certificate title held by the individual or in pedagogy, and include any required study in language acquisition addressing the needs of English language learners as described in section 80-6.3 of Commissioner’s Regulations.
- Acceptable CTLE must be conducted through activities designed to improve the teacher or leader’s pedagogical and/or leadership skills, targeted at improving student performance, including but not limited to formal CTLE activities. Such activities shall promote the professionalization of teaching and educational leadership, as applicable, and be closely aligned to district goals for student performance.