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New York State Certification Exams

Learn about exams, schedules, registration and other testing information please visit New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) 

NYSED Exam Safety Net Information webpage

Lehman College School of Education Graduate & Advanced Certificate Degree Programs with State Teacher Exams:

New York State Teacher Exams are subject to change as new revised versions are released. For the most updated information, check the New York Teacher Certification Exams Website.

**Specific CST exams are identified that have Safety Net exam versions available until June 30, 2019. Candidates have an option to take either the newer revised version OR the safety net version of their required CST by the June 30, 2019 deadline.

These specific exams are currently being revised and Pearson has estimated time frames of when they will become effective between the Fall 2018- Summer 2019. Their exam number will be subject to change. Visit New York Teacher Certification Examinations website for the most updated information.

MSED, MAT, MA Degree Programs & *NY State Teacher Exams
Early Childhood Education: Birth-Grade 2

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood Grades Birth-2: part I #211, part II #212, part III #245;

edTPA: Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension:

Birth-Grade 2

Same as above add BEA exam

Childhood Education:

Grades 1-6

EAS#201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood Grades 1st-6: part I #221, part II #222, part III #245;

edTPA: Elementary

Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension: Grades 1-6 Same as above add BEA exam
English Education: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: English Language Arts #003;

edTPA: Secondary English Language Arts

Special Education in Early Childhood: Birth-Grade 2

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood Birth-2: part I #211, part II #212, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities# 060;

edTPA: Special Education

Special Education in Early Childhood with Bilingual Extension:

Birth-Grade 2

Same as above add BEA exam
Special Education in Childhood: Grades 1-6

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood 1st-6: part I #221, part II #222, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities #060;

edTPA: Special Education

Special Education in Childhood with Bilingual Extension: Grades 1-6 Same as above add BEA exam
Special Education in Adolescent: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers Grades 7-12: part I #241, ~part II #242, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities #060;

edTPA: Special Education

Spanish Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201,

CST: Spanish #129 [or **Safety Net #020]

edTPA: World Language

Social Studies Education:

Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Social Studies #115 [or **Safety Net #005];

edTPA: Secondary History/ Social Studies

Mathematics Education:

Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Mathematics #004;

edTPA: Secondary Mathematics

Mathematics Education: Grades 5-9 Same as above except: edTPA: Middle Childhood Mathematics
TESOL: Grades K-12

EAS #201;

CST: ESOL-English to Speakers of Other Languages #116[or **Safety Net #022]; edTPA: English As An Additional Language

Science Education (Physics, Earth Sci/Geo, Biology, Chemistry): Grades 7-12

EAS #201; depending on concentration

CST: ~Physics #009 or ~Biology #006 or ~Earth Science #008 or ~Chemistry #007;

edTPA: Secondary Science

Art Teacher: All Grades

EAS #201;

CST: Visual Arts #079;

edTPA: Visual Arts

Health Teacher: All Grades

EAS #201;

CST: Health Education #073;

edTPA: Health Education

Music Teacher: All Grades

EAS #201;

CST: Music #075;

edTPA: K-12 Performing Arts

Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities EAS #201
Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities with Bilingual Extension EAS #201 & BEA exam
Counselor Education None required
Reading Teacher (Literacy): Birth-6 CST: Literacy #065 (Candidates should already hold valid initial or professional certification)

Reading Teacher (Literacy):

Grades 5-12

Same as above

Literacy Teacher: Birth -6 & Special Ed. 1-6

CST: Literacy #065;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood 1st-6: part I #221, part II #222, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities #060 (Candidates should already hold valid initial or professional certification)

Education Administration as School Building Leader

EAS #201;

CST: School Building Leader: part I #107 & part II #108 (Candidates should already hold valid initial or professional certification)

Advanced Certificate Degree Programs & NY State Teacher Exams


Bilingual Extension: Birth - 12

Bilingual Extension Pupil Personnel Services

Education Administration as School District Leader

BEA ((Candidates should already hold valid provisional or permanent certification)

CST: School District Leader: part I #103 & part II #104 (Leads to professional certification only)

English Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: English Language Arts #003;

edTPA: Secondary English Language Arts

Gifted Education Extension CST: Gifted Education #064 (Candidates should already hold valid initial or professional certification)
Mathematics Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Mathematics #004;

edTPA: Secondary Mathematics

Science Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201; depending on concentration

CST: ~Physics #009 or ~Biology #006 or ~Earth Science #008 or ~Chemistry #007;

edTPA: Secondary Science

Social Studies Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Social Studies #115 [or **Safety Net#005];

edTPA: Secondary History/ Social Studies

Special Education Teacher: Birth-2

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood Birth-2: part I #211, part II #212, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities# 060;

EdTPA: Special Education

Special Education Teacher: Grades 1-6

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood 1st-6: part I #221, part II #222, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities #060;

EdTPA: Special Education

Special Education Teacher: Grades 7-12

EAS #201;

CST: Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers Grades 7-12: part I #241, ~part II #242, part III #245;

CST: Students with Disabilities #060;

EdTPA: Special Education

Teaching Languages Other Than English, Grades 7-12

EAS #201; CST: (in language of concentration);

EdTPA: World Language

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

EAS #201;

CST: ESOL-English to Speakers of Other Languages #116[or ** Safety Net#022]; EdTPA: English As An Additional Language


Lehman College Certification Exam Preparation Modules

  • For currently enrolled Lehman College: School of Education students/candidates
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About Computer Based Tests

All New York State Teacher Certification exams are now computer based tests. To learn more about computer based tests and to relieve any test anxiety, visit our computer based test taking module in the Exam Preparation Modules described above.