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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

Safety Net CSTs

The safety net for the redeveloped CSTs operational after 2016 allows a candidate to choose to take either the Safety Net (old version) CST or the redeveloped CST until June 30, 2019. This does not include the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) Part Two: Mathematics.

Effective July 1, 2018, candidates who are required to take the Educational Technology Specialist CST will again have the option of taking either the Safety Net (old version) CST or the redeveloped CST until June 30, 2019. 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 chart to learn more.

Safety Net (old version) CSTsRedeveloped CSTs
Safety Net American Sign Language (061)American Sign Language (130)
Safety Net Cantonese (011) Cantonese (120)
Safety Net Educational Technology Specialist (971) Educational Technology Specialist (071)
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.