Elementary Education Teacher Certification Exams


Please visit your TEACH account regularly for important information and links.

These tests are new and information and preparation advice is evolving. Please peruse the internet for links in addition to the ones cited below. The New York State Department of Education NYSED website was the source of most of the information below.

  1. Content Specialty Test(s) (CST) – take during junior year

    ECCE B6 Majors: take both multi-subject tests, CHED 1-6 Majors: take only Grades 1-6

             Multi-subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2)
             Mulit-subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grades 1-6)

    Each version of the Multi-Subject Tests contains three parts:

             Part One: Literacy and English Language Arts
             Part Two: Mathematics
             Part Three: Arts and Sciences

    Please note: Candidates may register to take all three parts at the same time or may register to take each part separately. However, it is less expensive to register for all three parts at the same. Also, Part Three of the test is the same for all Multi-Subject Tests. A candidate applying for more than one Multi-Subject Certificate only need to take and pass Part Three once. All parts must be passed.

  2. Educating All Students (EAS) – Complete after EPSY 229 and methods

    The Educating All Students test consists of selected-response items and constructed-response items. Each constructed-response item will share scenario-based stimulus material with several selected-response items. The EAS test measures the professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to teach all students effectively in New York Public Schools.
    Visit this site to familiarize yourself NYSESLAT and data referenced on the EAS exam: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nyseslat/

  3. edTPA – Completed during Student Teaching. Video Component.

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