Current Students-FAQ

How do I update my CCNY contact information?
To make sure you’re not missing any emails or official correspondence, update your contact information every semester.  Make sure to check whatever email account you list here, or at least have your mail forwarded.

How do I find out what classes I need to take?
Take a look here. Download a program planning sheet here:
Undergraduates (BA): Program Planning/Grad Check Worksheet
Graduates (MA)Initial Certification Planning Sheet
Graduates (MA): Professional Certification Planning Sheet 

When is registration?
Click here for registration information. Get in early to get the best classes.

How do I register for classes?
Click here to find step-by-step directions to register.  It’s fun and easy!

How do I check my transcript?
You can view an unofficial transcript by logging into the CUNY Portal and clicking on eSIMS.  For an official transcript, click here.

How do I know if I’ve met all my undergraduate requirements? What if I need to make up Liberal Arts Requirements (like in math or science)?
You can either take a course at the undergraduate level or you can sign up for a CLEP exam.  If you take the exam, make sure you have a copy of your test results sent to your own address.  Once you receive these, bring a copy to the Art Education office.

How do I arrange a field placement?
Go to the Office of Field Experience in NAC 6/207.  They can help for school placements.  For community centers and museums, click here (coming soon). To download the Handbook on Field Experiences, click here.

How and when do I register to take the ALST, the EAST, the CST, and the EdTPA?
For information on test dates and test prep workshops, click here. To register for any of the state certification exams, visit the official website at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com.
- The ALST is required for admission.
- The EAST should be taken after completing courses on Inclusive Education and Curriculum and Assessment in Art Education.
- The CST-Visual Arts should be taken after you have studied Art History and general studio art techniques.
- The EdTPA is a portfolio exam that you take only while student teaching.

How do I set up my student teaching?
Go to the Office of Field Experience in NAC 6/207.  You must apply the semester before you are ready to student teach.  You’ll fill out an application including a short essay and interview.  To download the Handbook on Student Teaching, click here.

How do I make sure my certification goes through?
It’s always best to check in directly with the Certification Officer, Kurt Brown if you have questions.  To be certified, you MUST complete a TEACH application.

How do I get a job?
Research schools, community organizations, and non-profits to make your dream list.  Start reaching out to people in these places for informational interviews to learn more about the required qualifications for jobs.  Subscribe to this blog for regular job updates.