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NYSED: Announced preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE) website at for the Content Specialty Tests (CST) listed below.

Anticipated Open Registration Date – August 21, 2014
First Administration Date – September 22, 2014

Test Field
Health Education
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Library Media Specialist
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Physical Education
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- Candidates taking one of the CSTs listed above on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification. Registration for the revised CSTs is anticipated to begin on August 21, 2014.
- The first administration of these more rigorous examinations will begin on September 22, 2014.
- Candidates should register and prepare for the revised CST examinations with these dates in mind, as the prior versions of these CST’s will no longer be available.