Can I teach in a NYC Early Childhood Center (NYCEEC) while working towards my certification? NYC Department of Education July 13, 2020 21:56 Updated Follow Yes, aspiring teachers who meet the minimum requirements of a study plan candidate can apply. Please review pathways to the early childhood classroom here. Related articles What certification is needed to teach Early Childhood? What are the New York State requirements for the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate? If I am certified to teach grades 1 – 6, what are my next steps for earning a B – 2 supplemental certificate? What will my salary be as a full-time teacher? What are the basic requirements for teacher certification?