Certification Disclosure

All Touro GSE programs registered with the state of New York and approved as leading to state licensure for educators meet the New York State Education Department requirements for certification and licensure in the state. Students in supervised field experience must meet New York State (NYS) requirements. Touro is authorized pursuant to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to enroll students in supervised field experiences in the SARA states and territories. SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the education requirements for licensure or certification in those states in which students are doing learning placements.

If you are interested in having a placement or gaining licensure or certification in a state other than New York, please contact the office of certification (GSEOOC@touro.edu). To become certified to teach in a state other than New York, you must pass the required exams and apply for certification in that state.

Program completers interested in teaching in New Jersey or Connecticut should complete a program verification form and submit it to the office of certification. Additional information regarding certification reciprocity within the 50 United States is available via the Education Commission of States License Reciprocity.

Touro GSE has not yet made a determination with respect to the educational and professional licensure and certification requirements for the following states and territories:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands


For all questions and concerns related to Touro GSE certification programs not addressed in these pages, please contact:

The Office of Certification
New York, New York 10003
Phone: (212) 463-0400 ext. 55675
Fax: (212) 462-4889