Do you have to have a masters degree to teach in elementary school in the state of ny?

Question:i heard somewhere that u have to have a masters degree in education to teach k-12 in new york. is that true. i dont think it is but i could be wrong

Answers:
Yes you do but you have 5 years after graduating to get it.
No. Can't hurt, though. But not required in any state.

Different schools have different requests, though. Some private schools may not hire you.
I'm in NY and teach high school. You don't need a masters to start just a provisional certification. You have 5 years after graduating with your undergrad degree to get your masters degree and some teaching experience. You can find info online at the NYS website which is nysed.gov.
NO it's not true...

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