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If you are a junior or senior in a graduate/master’s classroom teacher program and receive a job offer to teach the same subject as your graduate degree, you can work with an internship certificate while you are still taking classes and earn a full teacher’s salary and benefits. An internship certificate (PDF) is specifically designed for graduate students who have not yet held New York State certification in the same subject area of the certificate held.
If you have not received a job offer, and are or will be eligible for the title, you can search for a job on your own and/or use the New Teacher Finder while the application is opened (usually December to August). You can e-mail the certification officer and ask for an “on track” letter for the application.
If you are eligible for internship certification, you should plan to finish your certification tests and other requirements for initial certification before you finish your graduate program. Your master’s program completion date will be the end date for your internship certification. The internship certificate is valid for a maximum of two years from its effective date, or when you finish your master’s program, whichever happens first. When you complete or leave the college program, the certificate is no longer valid, regardless of the expiration date listed in TEACH.