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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
160Biology (for testing 11/11/2019 and after)
117Blind and Visually Impaired
069Business and Marketing (for testing through Summer 2022)
168Business and Marketing (for testing starting Summer 2022 and after)
120Cantonese
161Chemistry (for testing 11/11/2019 and after)
070Dance (for testing through 11/8/2020)
164Dance (for testing 11/9/2020 and after)
063Deaf and Hard of Hearing
162Earth Science (for testing 11/11/2019 and 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)
241/244/245Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12)
075Music (for testing through 11/8/2020)
165Music (for testing 11/9/2020 and after)
076Physical Education
163Physics (for testing 11/11/2019 and after)
128Russian
115Social Studies
129Spanish
060Students with Disabilities
118Technology Education
078Theatre (for testing through 11/8/2020)
166Theater (for testing 11/9/2020 and after)
079Visual Arts (for testing through 11/8/2020)
167Visual Arts (for testing 11/9/2020 and after)

Safety Net Tests

Test CodeSafety Net Test
006 Safety Net Biology (for testing from 11/11/2019 through 11/10/2020)
007 Safety Net Chemistry (for testing from 11/11/2019 through 11/10/2020)
008 Safety Net Earth Science (for testing from 11/11/2019 through 11/10/2020)
971 Safety Net Educational Technology Specialist
009 Safety Net Physics (for testing from 11/11/2019 through 11/10/2020)

Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)