If you are seeking a New York State certificate for teaching, you must achieve qualifying scores on a set of assessments called the NYS Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) as part of the requirements for certification.
If you will graduate from the Childhood Education 1-6 program through December 2013, you must pass the following tests:
Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAST)
Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)
Content Specialty Test (CST)
If you will graduate from the Childhood Education 1-6 program May 2014 or thereafter, you must pass these tests instead:
Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Content Specialty Test (multi-subject 1-6)
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
For further details, see the School of Education Certification Assistance page.