Re: Reciprocity agreement teachers from KY to NY

    On 6/20/10, D. Thomas wrote:
    > NY is pretty persnickety about qualifications. If you have
    > completed a full teacher training program with student
    > teaching etc. you may qualify for an initial certification
    > and have two years to pass all of their tests.
    > Or of you have KY certification and have taught 3 years on
    > it, they may give you an initial certificate.
    > On 6/19/10, Joone wrote:
    >> Anyone have experience or knowledge in the reciprocity
    >> agreement for a teacher in KY getting certification in NY?
    >> Specifically, I will have MA in Special Ed (Alt program).

    Thanks for your response. I realize NY DOE has some particular
    rules in regards to certification. Despite my program being an
    "alternate route" it does meet the same teacher standards as in
    the traditional program in Kentucky. I will have student
    teaching and some teaching under my belt.

    While LBD teachers (in KY) can work in collaborative classrooms
    (K-12) to be a primary teacher of core academic content areas
    (reading, writing, math, etc) a must be taken to show one is
    "highly qualified" in a content area. I believe NY has same
    stipulation in regards to "highly qualified" testing.

    It looks like it will be a long process, but hopefully I will be
    able to get initial certification and complete he rest within two

    Upon completion of my MA degree I will have finished student
    teaching with a mentor/supervisor. I also will have completed
    700 hours volunteer experience working with children with
    learning disabilities.