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New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE)


New Exams for Teacher and School Building Leader Certification to be Released in 2012

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NYSTCE (New York State Teacher Certification Examination):
Applicants for New York State teacher certification are required to take the NYSTCE: the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), and Content Specialty Tests (CST). Several subject areas require more than one CST.

Registration booklets for exams are available on-line. In addition, test preparation guides are available at our office, 400 Russell Hall, for Teachers College students.

Please note that exams are not given on a monthly basis. For sample test questions and further information, go to



Public School Building Leadership & Public School District Leadership
program completers must take the NYSTCE School Leadership Assesments.
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