Certification Exams

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The most updated information on NYS Teacher Certification Exams can be found at the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website.  This website provides complete information on registering, preparing, finding a testing center, and score reporting policies for all NYS Teacher Certification Exams.

Certification Exams by Brockport Program

To view which NYS Exams are required for your specific program, please refer to the chart: NYS Exam Requirements by Program

When to Take the Exams

While there is no specific sequence that must be followed when taking the NYS Exams, the following guidance is offered specifically for Education and Human Development students.

If you are in an Adolescence Inclusive Generalist program:

Certification Exam Best Prepared to Take Exam
EAS: Educating All Students After taking EDI 413, 414, 419, and 430
CST- MST:  Content Specialty Test- Multi-Subject Test (7-12) After completing 6 credits in English, History, Science, Mathematics and required Foreign Language and Fine Arts Courses.  It is recommended that you take Math courses up to the level of Pre-Calculus since Pre-Calculus is included in the Multi-Subject Test.
CST: Content Specialty Test After completing all courses within the discipline major.
CST-SWD: Content Specialty Test Students with Disabilities After completing EDI 413, 414, and 419
EdTPA: Education Teacher Performance Assessment During student teaching

 

If you are in a Childhood Inclusive Education program:

Certification Exam Best Prepared to Take Exam
EAS: Educating All Students After taking EDI 413, 414, 419, and 430
CST- MST:  Content Specialty Test- Multi-Subject Test (1-6) After completing EDI 407, all cognates, and major courses
CST-SWD: Content Specialty Test Students with Disabilities After completing EDI 413, 414, and 419
EdTPA: Education Teacher Performance Assessment During student teaching
BEA: Bilingual Education Assessment If preparing for additional certificates in: Bilingual After completion of Spanish courses in Spanish major and EDI 421, FCE 420, and FCE 473

 

Safety Nets

If you have not received a passing score on one or more of the NYS Certification Exams, a Safety Net may be able to assist you.  For specific information on the availability and utilization of Safety Nets, please see the testing guidance offered by the NYS Office of Teaching Initiatives.

Information specific to the edTPA may be found at:

edTPA Retake and Safety Net Guidance

 

Last Updated 11/9/18

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