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NYC DOE Additional Certification Programs Pre-Application

We are no longer reviewing applications for Fall 2021. 

The NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) is offering the following programs for eligible aspiring and current NYC DOE teachers to work towards earning an additional certification in Bilingual Education, English to Speakers of Other Languages, or Students with Disabilities (SwD) Grades 7-12 Generalist. These programs have significantly discounted tuition compared to local college/university certification programs.

Click "Next" to complete this pre-application form, and be considered for future cohorts of the programs below. Qualified applicants will be connected with programs based on eligibility and preferences during an open application period. 

Programs for Fall 2021
*Note - the links below will display the individual flyers for each program. However, this central application will apply to all programs. 

  • NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (NYC STEP)
  • Subsidized Bilingual Extension Program (SBEP)
  • Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE)
  • Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI)


Thank you,
The Office of Teacher Recruitment & Quality