NYS Certification Exams

To achieve teaching certification in New York State, Education majors are required to successfully complete four New York State teacher certification examinations:  the language- or content-specific Content Specialty Test (CST), the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), the Educating All Students Test (EAS), and the edTPA.  Preparation guides for each of these first three certification examinations can be found at the NYSTCE websiteThe guides spell out the objectives for each section of the test and provide sample content.  Candidates will find their subject-specific edTPA Assessment Handbook in the Portfolio section of their Tk20 account.  In addition, they should consult the edTPA Forum for information and resources.

Note:  The revised Content Specialty Tests for Languages Other than English will be rolled out in Fall 2016.