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Chinese and Japanese Certification Programs

The Chinese and Japanese Department, jointly with the Department of Education, offers programs leading to the New York State Initial Adolescent Education Certificate (grades 7-12) in both Chinese and Japanese.  Students who choose to obtain the credential must major in Chinese or Japanese and complete 9.5 units in education.  Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to teach in any secondary school in New York, as well as many other states that have signed reciprocity agreements with the State of New York.