School of Education

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations - Title II

Teacher Education programs at SUNY New Paltz exceed New York State Education Department Requirements for certification. Our goal is to produce excellent educators who engage in ongoing inquiry and intellectual work and are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, democratic citizenship, quality and high achievement in a context that affirms human diversity. One measure of our success in achieving this goal is the performance of our students on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination. We are proud of our high pass rate, which are significant in light of the number of teachers we graduate. We are continuously engaged in efforts to improve our programs in order to improve teaching and learning for all children. Although most of our graduates remain in New York for their careers, graduates of SUNY New Paltz are teaching across the globe. Knowing this reinforces our commitments to excellence, diversity and continuous improvement of our work in educating teachers for the future.

Annual Institution Report - Preliminary

Program Year: 2011-2012
Institution: 755 - SUC New Paltz

Total Number of Eligible Program Completers: 667

Test Field/Category # Tested # Passed Pass Rate  
Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W) 418 415 99%  
Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) 404 401 99%  

- ATS-W = NYSTCE Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (elementary or secondary version)

- LAST = NYSTCE Liberal Arts and Sciences Test