It’s Official!

A+ Virtual Learning is an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Register for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education!

Contact Us

A+ Virtual Learning School House

Who Needs CTLE?

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) is a requirement for all holders of professional classroom teaching, educational leadership, or Level III teaching assistant certificates in New York State Certificate holders must complete 100 hours of CTLE training within a five-year period to maintain the validity of their certificate. The CTLE requirement is the same for all educators, regardless of the number of certificates held that are subject to CTLE.

Professional virtual educators - A plus Virtual learning

The benefits of CTLE include:

  • Professional Growth and Development: CTLE provides educators with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and teaching practices. By participating in relevant workshops, courses, and conferences, teachers and educational leaders can stay up-to-date with the latest research, instructional strategies, and best practices.
  • Certificate Renewal: Completing CTLE hours is a requirement for maintaining the validity of teaching certificates in New York State. By fulfilling this requirement, educators ensure that their credentials remain current and valid.
  • Career Advancement: Engaging in CTLE activities can contribute to career advancement. It demonstrates a commitment to professional development and continuous learning, which can be beneficial when seeking promotions or leadership positions within schools or districts.
  • Improved Student Outcomes: Educators who participate in high-quality CTLE experiences often transfer their new knowledge and skills directly into the classroom. As a result, student learning outcomes may improve, leading to better academic performance and overall success.
  • Networking and Collaboration: CTLE events provide opportunities for educators to network with colleagues, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. Building professional relationships can lead to valuable partnerships and a supportive community of practice.
  • Specialization and Expertise: CTLE allows educators to specialize in specific areas of interest. Whether it’s technology integration, literacy instruction, or special education, teachers and leaders can deepen their expertise through targeted CTLE activities.

Remember that CTLE is not only a requirement but also an investment in professional growth and the overall quality of education. By actively participating in CTLE opportunities, educators contribute to their own development and the success of their students.

A+ Virtual Learning School House

Reporting CTLE to NYSED

To report your CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) hours in New York State, follow these steps:

  • Log Your Hours: The New York State Education Department provides an online system called the TEACH system where educators can log their CTLE hours and monitor their progress toward meeting the required number of hours1. You can access the TEACH system to record your completed CTLE activities.
  • Email Confirmation: To receive credit for your CTLE hours, email the following information to EMSCASSESSINFO@nysed.gov:
    1. Your name as it appears on your NY teaching certification
    2. Your email address
    3. School name and location
    4. Name and type of training
    5. Date of completion
    6. A copy of your training completion certificate
  • Recordkeeping: Remember to maintain records of your CTLE hours for a period of eight years. This includes the five-year registration cycle plus three additional years. Districts and other approved CTLE sponsors are also required to keep records of the CTLE activities they offer3.

By following these steps, you’ll ensure that your CTLE hours are properly recorded and contribute to your professional growth and development!

Register for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education!

Contact Us