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Professional Programs

SUNY Plattsburgh offers several programs that meet educational requirements for professional license or certification.

New York state prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York state. SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these state requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. Other states may have different requirements.

Completion of the following academic programs at SUNY Plattsburgh is sufficient to meet educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification in New York state; additional requirements may be needed to complete eligibility. Due to the fact that each state has different requirements for licensure or certification, a determination has not been made regarding whether or not the SUNY Plattsburgh program curriculum meets requirements of other states. Questions about requirements for states other than New York should be directed to the appropriate state governing agency. Contact information for state agencies related to Counseling, Nursing and Teacher Education is available in the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory. Program-specific licensure and certification contact information for the New York State Education Department is available below:

SUNY Plattsburgh Program New York State Licensure/Certification Title New York State Licensure/Certification Contact
Data Analytics and Accounting, B.S./M.S. Certified Public Accountant http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/
Cytotechnology, B.S. Cytotechnologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/
Earth Science, B.S. Geologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/geo/
Environmental Geoscience, B.S. Geologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/geo/

Geology, B.A.
Geology, B.S.

Geologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/geo/
Medical Technology, B.S. Clinical Laboratory Technologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/
Mental Health Counseling, M.S. Mental Health Counselor http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/
Nursing, B.S. Registered Professional Nurse http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/
School Building Leader, Adv. Cert. School Building Leader http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
School District Leader, CAS School District Leader http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
School Psychology, M.A./C.A.S School Psychologist http://www.nysed.gov/
Speech Language Pathology, M.S. Speech-Language Pathologist http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/

Teacher Education
Childhood Education (Grades 1–6), B.S.
Adolescent Education
(grades 7–12), M.S.T. and B.A./M.S.T.
Childhood, Education (Grades 1–6), M.S.T
Special Education (all levels), M.S.Ed.

Teacher (various certificate areas) http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/
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