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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.

As of March 14, 2017, candidates for teacher certification will no longer be required to take and pass the ALST for certification. Read more link opens in a new window.

If you have already taken the test, it will be scored. Information about when your scores will be available and how to interpret your scores will remain on this website for 3 months after the last test date. See "Scores."

Test CodeTest
202Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
201Educating All Students (EAS)
090Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS–W)
091Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS–W)

Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills

Test CodeTest
095Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS)

Communication and Quantitative Skills

Test CodeTest
080Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (CQST)

School Leadership Assessments

Test CodeTest
107/108Revised (Sept. 2013) School Building Leader
103/104School District Leader
105/106School District Business Leader

Content Specialty Tests

Test CodeTest
068Agriculture
130American Sign Language
006Biology
117Blind and Visually Impaired
069Business and Marketing
120Cantonese
007Chemistry
070Dance
063Deaf and Hard of Hearing
008Earth Science
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)
075Music
076Physical Education
009Physics
128Russian
115Social Studies
129Spanish
060Students with Disabilities
118Technology Education
078Theatre
079Visual Arts

Safety Net Tests

Test CodeSafety Net Test
968Safety Net Agriculture
061Safety Net American Sign Language
962 Safety Net Blind and Visually Impaired
969Safety Net Business and Marketing
011Safety Net Cantonese
963Safety Net Deaf and Hard of Hearing
971 Safety Net Educational Technology Specialist
903Safety Net English Language Arts
022Safety Net English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
972Safety Net Family and Consumer Sciences
012Safety Net French
013Safety Net German
964Safety Net Gifted Education
014Safety Net Greek
973Safety Net Health Education
015Safety Net Hebrew
016Safety Net Italian
017Safety Net Japanese
010Safety Net Latin
974Safety Net Library Media Specialist
965Safety Net Literacy
018Safety Net Mandarin
904Safety Net Mathematics
902Safety Net Multi-Subject
976Safety Net Physical Education
019Safety Net Russian
005Safety Net Social Studies
020Safety Net Spanish
960Safety Net Students with Disabilities
977 Safety Net Technology Education

Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)

Test CodeTest
045BEA—Albanian
030BEA—Arabic
043BEA—Bengali
027BEA—Cantonese
038BEA—Farsi
031BEA—French
056BEA—German
042BEA—Greek
026BEA—Haitian Creole
040BEA—Hebrew
035BEA—Hindi
059BEA—Igbo
036BEA—Italian
044BEA—Japanese
032BEA—Korean
053BEA—Malayalam
028BEA—Mandarin
037BEA—Polish
033BEA—Portuguese
046BEA—Punjabi
057BEA—Romanian
029BEA—Russian
058BEA—Serbo-Croatian
024BEA—Spanish
082BEA—Swedish
051BEA—Tagalog
081BEA—Tamil
083BEA—Turkish
034BEA—Urdu
049BEA—Vietnamese
041BEA—Yiddish
Other BEA not listed