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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
006Biology (became a Safety Net test 11/11/2019)
160Biology for testing 11/11/19 & after
117Blind and Visually Impaired
069Business and Marketing
120Cantonese
007Chemistry (became a Safety Net test 11/11/2019)
161Chemistry for testing 11/11/19 & after
070Dance for testing through Summer 2020
164Dance for testing Fall 2020 & after
063Deaf and Hard of Hearing
008Earth Science (became a Safety Net test 11/11/2019)
162Earth Science for testing 11/11/19 & 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 Summer 2020
165Music for testing Fall 2020 & after
076Physical Education
009Physics (became a Safety Net test 11/11/2019)
163Physics for testing 11/11/19 & after
128Russian
115Social Studies
129Spanish
060Students with Disabilities
118Technology Education
078Theatre for testing through Summer 2020
166Theater for testing Fall 2020 & after
079Visual Arts for testing through Summer 2020
167Visual Arts for testing Fall 2020 & after

Safety Net Tests

Test CodeSafety Net Test
006 Safety Net Biology (for testing from 11/11/19 to 11/11/20)
007 Safety Net Chemistry (for testing from 11/11/19 to 11/11/20)
008 Safety Net Earth Science (for testing from 11/11/19 to 11/11/20)
971 Safety Net Educational Technology Specialist
009 Safety Net Physics (for testing from 11/11/19 to 11/11/20)

Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs)