Consortium District Websites
Western Suffolk BOCES
(The BOCES Occupational Education and Adult Education programs and other program information are on this website.)
New York State United Teachers
NYSUT, the state's largest union, represents some 600,000 classroom teachers and other school employees; faculty and other professionals at the state's community colleges, State University of New York and City University of New York, and other education and health professionals. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.
The Teaching Channel
The Teaching Channel believes that what makes teachers inspiring is how they became experts -- the hours and years they've dedicated to improving their craft to benefit their students. Their mission is to capture their technique on video so that all teachers -- new or seasoned -- have a place to find inspiration. They provide tools to take a few notes, trade ideas, and even build your own personal workspace. And because teaching is not one-size-fits-all, they have tailored their technology so you can find what works best for you.
Provides teachers K- 12 with thousands of free lesson plans and interactive tools for students. These lessons and interactive tools are all aligned to the New York state standards, which makes rigorous lesson planning and differentiated instruction quick and easy!
Certification Questions and Assistance:
For information about obtaining NYS teacher certification, you can email Pat Mastrodominico or call her at (631) 549-4900, ext. 257.
NYSUT also has a website for general information on teacher or teaching assistant certification. Click on PreK-12 educators. For more in-depth information, call the NYSUT Help Line toll free at (800) 342- 9810 (Option 4).