WELCOME! I have worked at Ithaca College since 2001 and in the Department of Education since 2005. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs for students desiring NY State teacher certification, and courses that are open to all students. Although my responsibilities are varied, a large part of my time is dedicated to helping all Ithaca College Teacher Education students to become certified to teach in New York State. Education programs at Ithaca College are housed in the School of Music, School of Humanities and Sciences and in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
I am the Teacher Certification Officer for Ithaca College and assist students with any issues and/or requirements having to do with teacher certification. I regularly offer one-on-one support, provide written instructions and do presentations across campus in an effort to help students to more clearly understand the Teacher Certification process. Instructions for applying for teacher certification can be found in the Office of Teaching and Certification website at http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/education/cert/ I also maintain data on all student teacher placements, facilitate all mentor-teacher payments and serve as the chief liaison with New York State Education Department on all teacher education matters, including submitting the formal college recommendation for teacher certification for all graduates. For further information on NY State Teacher Certification and to find out the requirements for teaching in New York, refer to the following link: www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert
The Department of Education continues to grow and evolve. I feel fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of dedicated professionals. If at any time questions should arise about education, teacher certification or the Department of Education, please don’t hesitate to contact me or stop by.