• Great Neck Public Schools


    Teacher Certification

    School Reopening 2020-2021


  • Pursuant to Education Law 3001, individuals employed to teach in New York State public schools must possess a valid certificate for their teaching assignment. Substitute teachers with a valid teaching certificate can work in any capacity, for any number of days. For the 2020-21 school year, if a substitute teacher is employed for more than 90 days by a school district, the substitute must be employed in an area for which they are certified.
    The District may assign a certified teacher to teach a subject not covered by their certificate (incidental teaching) for periods not to exceed ten classroom hours during the 2020-21 school year, when no certified or qualified teacher is available after extensive and documented recruitment.