NYSED: Certification Exams and Teaching Standards in NYS

Certification Exams

The New York State Education Department is in the process of developing new teacher certification exams. The new tests include a portfolio-based Teacher Performance Assessment known as edTPA, an Educating All Students Test, an Academic Literacy Skills Test and revised Content Specialty Tests. The draft frameworks and test designs for several of the tests are continually being updated. Several websites provide additional information:

New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE - general and current information)

NYSTCE: Updated information on new certification tests (including draft tests and sample questions)

NYSTCE: edTPA in New York State (resources for faculty)

New York State Office of Higher Education

edTPA general information (an AACTE website)


State Teaching Standards

NYSED's website maintains information about current New York State Teaching Standards and other regulations pertaining to educator preparation in NYS.