New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

As part of New York State teaching certification requirements, students will be required to pass the following exams.  For more detailed information and resources around each of these exams, please click on each link below:

The new exams have begun to available since September 2013. Students should not take the LAST exam or the ATS‑W; those tests will NOT count toward certification.

For more information on each exam, please click on the relevant link above. For more information on the new teacher certification exams from the New York State Education Department, please visit the NYSTCE website at


Computer-Based Examinations

Many of the new New York State Teaching Certification exams are computer-based. The following references and resources may help you prepare for successfully completing these exams in this format.