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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

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Safety Net CSTs

The safety net for the redeveloped CSTs allows a candidate to choose to take either the Safety Net (old version) CST or the redeveloped CST, depending on the program administered by the institution the candidate attended. Read more about the Safety Nets for CSTs.

The Safety Net CSTs and redeveloped CSTs are administered exclusively as computer-based tests. Select your test from the following charts to learn more.

Redeveloped CSTs Operational prior to October 2016

Candidates may take either the Safety Net (old version) CST or the redeveloped CST until June 30, 2017

Safety Net (old version) CSTsRedeveloped CSTs
Safety Net Multi-Subject (902)* Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–
Grade 2) (211/212/245)

Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1–Grade 6) (221/222/245)
Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5–Grade 9) (231/232/245)
Safety Net Agriculture (968) Agriculture (068)
Safety Net Blind and Visually Impaired (962)Blind and Visually Impaired (117)
Safety Net Business and Marketing (969)Business and Marketing (069)
Safety Net Deaf and Hard of Hearing (963)Deaf and Hard of Hearing (063)
Safety Net Educational Technology Specialist (971)Educational Technology Specialist (071)
Safety Net English Language Arts (903) English Language Arts (003)
Safety Net Family and Consumer Sciences (972)Family and Consumer Sciences (072)
Safety Net Gifted Education (964)Gifted Education (064)
Safety Net Health Education (973) Health Education (073)
Safety Net Library Media Specialist (974) Library Media Specialist (074)
Safety Net Literacy (965)Literacy (065)
Safety Net Mathematics (904) Mathematics (004)
Safety Net Physical Education (976) Physical Education (076)
Safety Net Students with Disabilities (960) Students with Disabilities (060)
Safety Net Technology Education (977)Technology Education (118)

*Safety Net Multi-Subject (902) is not a safety net for Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) (241/242/245). However, an alternative safety net was approved by the Board of Regents for Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) Part Two: Mathematics and is available through June 30, 2018 (read more).


Redeveloped CSTs Operational after October 2016

Candidates may take either the Safety Net (old version) CST or the redeveloped CST until June 30, 2019

Safety Net (old version) CSTsRedeveloped CSTs
Safety Net American Sign Language (061)American Sign Language (130)
Safety Net Cantonese (011) Cantonese (120)
Safety Net English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (022) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (116)
Safety Net French (012) French (121)
Safety Net German (013) German (122)
Safety Net Greek (014) Greek (123)
Safety Net Hebrew (015) Hebrew (124)
Safety Net Italian (016) Italian (125)
Safety Net Japanese (017) Japanese (126)
Safety Net Latin (010) Latin (119)
Safety Net Mandarin (018) Mandarin (127)
Safety Net Russian (019) Russian (128)
Safety Net Social Studies (005) Social Studies (115)
Safety Net Spanish (020) Spanish (129)

Safety Net Preparation Materials

Select your safety net test to review the preparation guide, which includes the test frameworks, and other resources to help you prepare.