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New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)


Resources for Candidates

Program Updates

Please refer to edTPA Central Link opens in a new window. on the New York State Education Department website for news and updates.

edTPA Safety Net and Multiple Measures Review Process

Safety Net

The edTPA safety net allows a candidate who applies for and meets all certification requirements for the Library Media Specialist initial certificate except he/she took and did not receive a passing score on the Library Specialist edTPA handbook on or before June 30, 2019, to either:

  • use a passing score on an ATS–W taken on, or before, April 30, 2014 (before the new certification examination requirements became effective), or
  • use a passing score on an ATS–W taken on, or before, June 30, 2019, and after receipt of a failing numeric score on the Library Specialist edTPA or an "Incomplete" (I) with a numeric score on one or more task totals.

Multiple Measures Review Process

The New York State Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) is for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA, but score within two points of the passing score opens in a new window and can demonstrate that they are prepared to become a teacher of record. A panel will decide if the teacher candidates who apply for the MMRP should receive a waiver for the edTPA requirement for teacher certification.

To be eligible for a waiver of the edTPA requirement through the MMRP, teacher candidates must:

  • have an edTPA total score that is one or two points below the passing score effective January 1, 2018, and the status of the exam is "failing" in TEACH;
  • have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 in their program area or its equivalent, as determined by the Commissioner; and
  • have already received satisfactory passing scores on all other certification examinations (or available safety nets) required for the teaching certificate sought and, for those not enrolled or formerly enrolled in a New York State teacher preparation program, also have met all other requirements for certification (e.g., coursework, workshops).

Please see the NYSED edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process opens in a new window web page for more information.

For additional information on the policy and requirements for the edTPA safety net, please refer to the New York State Education Department link opens in a new window website or submit questions to Website Link opens in a new window.

Go to to review program policies, register for edTPA, submit a portfolio for scoring, check submission and score reporting dates, and locate additional information for candidates.

Understanding Your edTPA Score Profile Link opens in a new window.

Information on interpreting your edTPA Score Profile.

Customer Support Link opens in a new window.

Contact Pearson for information on assistance with registration and the Pearson system.

Assessments for New York Candidates Link opens in a new window.

Read this information to help determine which edTPA assessment to register for depending on the certification area you are working toward.

Unaffiliated Candidates Link opens in a new window.

Find support and guidance if you are not affiliated with an educator preparation program and edTPA is a requirement for certification in the state in which you intend to teach.

edTPA Handbooks

Once you've registered, you will access your handbooks from within the electronic portfolio management system that you use for building your edTPA portfolio.