LINC

Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

“A source for teachers... A promise for students”

The Long Island Network of Teacher Centers provides the 40 Teacher Centers that serve Long Island with regional support and collaborative opportunities. Teacher Centers provide Professional Learning Opportunities that have been created by teachers. LINC is an approved CTLE sponsor (#23090).

Resources and Support for Online learning


  • NYS Teacher Centers are dedicated to helping teachers during this time of crisis. Centers from across the state are providing FREE online professional learning opportunities to assist teachers with continuing to improve their teaching practice and develop new strategies to teach their students from a distance. All Centers are still fully functioning and identifying additional ways to best support our educators as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Please click HERE for a listing of these FREE online opportunities with registration information for each.


Students with Disabilities Certification Extension Courses

In June 2018, the NYS Regents approved a new certification extension pathway for educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of special education teachers in NYS. Teacher Centers are now approved to offer 45 hour programs, in three-15 hour courses, for teachers to obtain Special Education Certification Extensions in PK-K, 7-8, and 10-12 grade bands. Courses are being offered statewide through various formats that are accessible to any Special Education teacher.

For a complete listing of courses that are currently being offered, please click here. Some courses involve costs.
To see if you are eligible to apply, please read the NYSUT
FACT sheet.