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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

Tests

What tests do I need to take? Read about which tests are required for certification in New York.

Information about each test. Get specific information about a test, including when and where you can take the test, and access preparation materials by selecting the test from the following tables.

Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills

Communication and Quantitative Skills

School Leadership Assessments

Content Specialty Tests

Test CodeTest
068Agriculture
130American Sign Language
006Biology for testing through Summer 2019
160Biology for testing Fall 2019 & after
117Blind and Visually Impaired
069Business and Marketing
120Cantonese
007Chemistry for testing through Summer 2019
161Chemistry for testing Fall 2019 & after
070Dance for testing through Summer 2020
164Dance for testing Fall 2020 & after
063Deaf and Hard of Hearing
008Earth Science for testing through Summer 2019
162Earth Science for testing Fall 2019 & after
071Educational Technology Specialist
003English Language Arts
116English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
072Family and Consumer Sciences
121French
122German
064Gifted Education
123Greek
073Health Education
124Hebrew
125Italian
126Japanese
119Latin
074Library Media Specialist
065Literacy
127Mandarin
004Mathematics
211/212/245Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2)
221/222/245Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1–Grade 6)
231/232/245Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5–Grade 9)
241/242/245Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) retiring in 2019
241/244/245Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) for testing Nov 12, 2018, & after
075Music for testing through Summer 2020
165Music for testing Fall 2020 & after
076Physical Education
009Physics for testing through Summer 2019
163Physics for testing Fall 2019 & after
128Russian
115Social Studies
129Spanish
060Students with Disabilities
118Technology Education
078Theatre for testing through Summer 2020
166Theater for testing Fall 2020 & after
079Visual Arts for testing through Summer 2020
167Visual Arts for testing Fall 2020 & after

Safety Net Tests

Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)