Candidates for initial certification in New York State are required to pass two assessments: Educating All Students (EAS) and a Content Specialty Test in the certification area (CST). A performance assessment (formerly edTPA) will be a requirement for NYS Certification again as of September 1, 2023 . Click the links below for more information on the New York State assessments.
New York State Teacher Certification Exams (EAS, CST)
Certification Exam Safety Nets
Click here for details about Safety Nets for specific licensure examinations
State Teaching Standards
NYSED's website maintains information about current New York State Teaching Standards and other regulations pertaining to educator preparation in NYS.