Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education(SAVE), required that applicants for teaching and administrative and public services personnel certification and perspective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) must undergo fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all students teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are place in educational settings that are required for their degree programs. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to the program. Fingerprinting can be completed through appointments arranged by the Office of Educational Support Services. International students in teacher education programs, should contact the office for special instructions. (516) 463-5747
Fingerprinting is held in the
Office of Educational Support Services
School of Education,
Room 129 Hagedorn Hall
All students are required to be cleared for fingerprints for all field placements and New York State Certification. Fingerprint clearance from other states will NOT be accepted by the New York State Education Department.
If you have been previously fingerprinted by the City of New York (DOE), you can fill out an OSPRA 104 from which will forward a copy of your prints from the DOE to the New York State Education Department. For more information visit http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/ospra/nycprovisions.html