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The Tests

Who Takes the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE)?

All candidates looking for New York State initial certification must take:

  • ALST-Academic Literacy Skills Test
  • EAS-Educating All Students
  • CST - Content Speciality Test (in every subject in which you are seeking certification)

You can get more information about the tests and register at or call the office of Graduate Advising 914-323-5366.

If you are applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014, NEW exams (except for Content Specialty Test, where you can take the current version in case the new revised CST is not ready yet) AND e-portfolio are required.

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