Office of Certification and Educational Support Services

Applying for an Institutional Recommendation

Applying for Hofstra Recommendation
for Certification

 Graduation Date

 Due Date for Institutional 
Recommendation Request
 for New York State Certification 


 May 31

 April 1

 August 31

 July 1

 December 31

 November 1

 January 31

 January 1

In order to apply for certification:

  • Submit Institutional Recommendation Request form to the School of Education Dean's Office 
    (Monday - Friday - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Apply for certification on TEACH (see link directions for applying for certification)
  • Apply for Graduation (on Portal, print out application on Hofstra website or go to Memorial Hall) 
    To avoid late fees, please note the separate submission deadline dates on the graduation application. The above listed dates are for the certification application only.

Frequently asked questions and important information for applicants and certificate holders using the TEACH Online system may be found at

Technical support for TEACH: TEACH HELP Line: 518-486-6041 available Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.