Yes! Undocumented students can do fieldwork and/or student teaching in charter schools, independent (private) schools, and/or some schools outside New York City. NY State Education Department has updated the process for requesting a “Teach Access Number” at NYSED (please see Question 3 for details) which enables them to open a TEACH account and pursue the fingerprinting process. Other college requirements and processes for clinical placements remain unchanged.
Fingerprinting FAQS for Undocumented Students
This FAQ features new guidance as of September 2022 from New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI).
I do not have an SSN and am not studying under an F1 International Student visa. Will I be able to obtain fingerprinting clearance to complete fieldwork or student teach?
Will I be able to do fieldwork and/or student teaching in a NYC DOE public school?
What is the first step to register for a NYSED TEACH account to start the fingerprinting process?
Once I am able to create a NYSED TEACH account, how do I get fingerprinted?
What happens to my personal information collected by Identogo?
I do not have US citizenship, legal residency, or a SSN. Can I still be certified as an educator in NY State?
I have other questions about my undocumented status. What resources are available at CUNY?