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NYSED has established passing scores for each of the redeveloped Content Specialty Tests (CST's)

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Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)

The CSTs (except those for languages other than English) consist of multiple-choice questions and a written assignment. The CSTs for languages other than English include recorded listening and/or speaking components and writing components. The American Sign Language CST includes video-recorded signing components. CSTs measure knowledge and skills in the content area of the candidate's field of certification. Refer to "Test Selection" for information about specific CST that you are required to take and pass.

Lehman College Office of Continuing Education offers PREP workshops for theCST– Content Specialty Test (Multi Subjects)

Multi-Subject CSTs:

Please note: Candidates may register to take all three parts at the same time or may register to take each part separately. There is a discount in price if all three parts are taken together at one administration.

For more information about test fees visit the NYSTCE website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY17_testfees.asp

Please feel free to contact the Certification Office at 718 960-8423, if you have any questions.

NYSTCE Updates on CST Preparation Guides:

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp for the Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) listed below:

First Administration Date - September 22, 2014

Test Field Link to Preparation Guide
English Language Arts http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=003
Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=211
Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade 6) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=221
Multi-Subject Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5 - Grade 9) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=231
Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - Grade 12) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=241

Candidates taking one of the CSTs listed above on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification. Registration for the revised CSTs is anticipated to begin on August 21, 2014. The administration of these more rigorous examinations will begin on September 22, 2014. Candidates should register and prepare for the revised CST examinations with these dates in mind, as the prior versions of these CST’s will no longer be available.

Please note: When the revised Multi-Subject tests are implemented, candidates will need to pass each of the three sections of the assessment, (the Math, the English Language Arts and general knowledge sections will be scored separately) to meet the certification requirements.

Candidates who are working towards the Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certification will be required to take the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 – Grade 12) examination once it is becomes available on September 22, 2014. These candidates are not eligible to use the current Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST) (002) for this certification.

MS - CST Prep Workshops

FREE CST-Multi-Subject Test Preparation Workshops For Lehman College School of Education students and alumni ONLY!

For more information contact Michael Shapiro and let him know you are a Lehman Education student:

email: michael.shapiro@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 960-7861
Lehman College Office Hours (Carman Hall, B54) are generally on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-6 all year long.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Michael Shapiro coordinates the Leap To Teacher program at Lehman College. He has provided New York State teacher certification exam preparation workshops at Lehman, other CUNY sites, the NYC DoE and elsewhere for many years. If you have any questions, concerns or issues with any aspect of your preparation, please contact Dr. Shapiro.

Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)

The CSTs (except those for languages other than English) consist of multiple-choice questions and a written assignment. The CSTs for languages other than English include recorded listening and/or speaking components and writing components. The American Sign Language CST includes video-recorded signing components. CSTs measure knowledge and skills in the content area of the candidate's field of certification. Refer to "Test Selection" for information about specific CST that you are required to take and pass.

Lehman College Office of Continuing Education offers PREP workshops for theCST– Content Specialty Test (Multi Subjects)

Implementation of the Revised Multi-Subject Tests

Registration for the revised Multi-Subject Tests opened on August 28, 2014 and will be administered for the first time September 22, 2014. The following are the revised version of the multi-subject tests:

  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) (Field 211/212/245)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grades 1-6) (Field 221/222/245)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5-9) (Field 231/232/245),
  • Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12) (Field 241/242/245)

Please note: Candidates may register to take all three parts at the same time or may register to take each part separately. However, it is less expensive to register for all three parts at the same time.

Multi-Subject CSTs:

  • Part One $75
  • Part Two $75
  • Part Three $49

Total if all three parts are taken together at one administration $179

For more information about test fees visit the NYSTCE website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY17_testfees.asp

Revised version of the Multi-Subject Tests

Each revised version of the Multi-Subject Tests contains three parts:

  • Part One: Literacy and English Language Arts
  • Part Two: Mathematics
  • Part Three: Arts and Sciences

Please note: Part Three of the test is the same for all Multi-Subject Tests. A candidate applying for multiple Multi-Subject certificates only needs to take and pass Part Three once. Candidate will need to take and pass part one and two only.

In addition, if any attempt to pass a part of the exam is unsuccessful, candidates must wait 60 days before retaking Parts One and/or Two of the revised Multi Subject Tests. Candidates must wait 30 days before retaking Part Three of the revised Multi Subject Tests. Although candidates must wait the required time period before they can retake the test, candidates may re-register immediately.

Candidates must successfully pass all three parts of a revised Multi-Subject Test in order to receive a passing score for certification. In the event that a candidate fails to obtain a passing score on one or more parts of the test, the candidate must re-register and retake the part(s) she/he did not pass.

Please visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY17_testdates.asp?pagetype=CBT for available test dates.

Preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are also available on the NYSTCE website at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp.

Please feel free to contact the Certification Office at 718 960-8423, if you have any questions.

NYSTCE Updates on CST Preparation Guides:

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp for the Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) listed below:

Anticipated Open Registration Date - August 21, 2014

First Administration Date - September 22, 2014

 

Test Field Link to Preparation Guide
English Language Arts http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=003
Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=211
Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade 6) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=221
Multi-Subject Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5 - Grade 9) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=231
Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - Grade 12) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=241

 

Candidates taking one of the CSTs listed above on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification. Registration for the revised CSTs is anticipated to begin on August 21, 2014. The administration of these more rigorous examinations will begin on September 22, 2014. Candidates should register and prepare for the revised CST examinations with these dates in mind, as the prior versions of these CST’s will no longer be available.

Please note: When the revised Multi-Subject tests are implemented, candidates will need to pass each of the three sections of the assessment, (the Math, the English Language Arts and general knowledge sections will be scored separately) to meet the certification requirements.

Candidates who are working towards the Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certification will be required to take the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 – Grade 12) examination once it is becomes available on September 22, 2014. These candidates are not eligible to use the current Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST) (002) for this certification.

MS - CST Prep Workshops

FREE CST-Multi-Subject Test Preparation Workshops For Lehman College School of Education students and alumni ONLY!

For more information contact Michael Shapiro and let him know you are a Lehman Education student:

email: michael.shapiro@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 960-7861
Lehman College Office Hours (Carman Hall, B54) are generally on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-6 all year long.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Michael Shapiro coordinates the Leap To Teacher program at Lehman College. He has provided New York State teacher certification exam preparation workshops at Lehman, other CUNY sites, the NYC DoE and elsewhere for many years. If you have any questions, concerns or issues with any aspect of your preparation, please contact Dr. Shapiro.

  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) (Field 211/212/245)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grades 1-6) (Field 221/222/245)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5-9) (Field 231/232/245),
  • Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12) (Field 241/242/245)

Please note: Candidates may register to take all three parts at the same time or may register to take each part separately. However, it is less expensive to register for all three parts at the same time.

Multi-Subject CSTs:

  • Part One $75
  • Part Two $75
  • Part Three $49

Total if all three parts are taken together at one administration $179

For more information about test fees visit the NYSTCE website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY17_testfees.asp

Revised version of the Multi-Subject Tests

Each revised version of the Multi-Subject Tests contains three parts:

  • Part One: Literacy and English Language Arts
  • Part Two: Mathematics
  • Part Three: Arts and Sciences

Please note: Part Three of the test is the same for all Multi-Subject Tests. A candidate applying for multiple Multi-Subject certificates only needs to take and pass Part Three once. Candidate will need to take and pass part one and two only.

In addition, if any attempt to pass a part of the exam is unsuccessful, candidates must wait 60 days before retaking Parts One and/or Two of the revised Multi Subject Tests. Candidates must wait 30 days before retaking Part Three of the revised Multi Subject Tests. Although candidates must wait the required time period before they can retake the test, candidates may re-register immediately.

Candidates must successfully pass all three parts of a revised Multi-Subject Test in order to receive a passing score for certification. In the event that a candidate fails to obtain a passing score on one or more parts of the test, the candidate must re-register and retake the part(s) she/he did not pass.

Please visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website for available test dates.

Preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are also available on the NYSTCE website at:

Please feel free to contact the Certification Office at 718 960-8423, if you have any questions.

NYSTCE Updates on CST Preparation Guides:

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to announce that the preparation guides, along with updated test frameworks and other useful information for test preparation, are now available on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination website at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_prepare_opener.asp for the Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) listed below:

Anticipated Open Registration Date - August 21, 2014

First Administration Date - September 22, 2014

 

Test Field Link to Preparation Guide
English Language Arts http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=003
Multi-Subject Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=211
Multi-Subject Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade 6) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=221
Multi-Subject Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5 - Grade 9) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=231
Multi-Subject Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - Grade 12) http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=241

 

Candidates taking one of the CSTs listed above on or after September 22, 2014, must take the revised CST examination for certification. Registration for the revised CSTs is anticipated to begin on August 21, 2014. The administration of these more rigorous examinations will begin on September 22, 2014. Candidates should register and prepare for the revised CST examinations with these dates in mind, as the prior versions of these CST’s will no longer be available.

Please note: When the revised Multi-Subject tests are implemented, candidates will need to pass each of the three sections of the assessment, (the Math, the English Language Arts and general knowledge sections will be scored separately) to meet the certification requirements.

Candidates who are working towards the Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certification will be required to take the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 – Grade 12) examination once it is becomes available on September 22, 2014. These candidates are not eligible to use the current Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST) (002) for this certification.

MS - CST Prep Workshops

FREE CST-Multi-Subject Test Preparation Workshops For Lehman College School of Education students and alumni ONLY!

For more information contact Michael Shapiro and let him know you are a Lehman Education student:

email: michael.shapiro@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 960-7861
Lehman College Office Hours (Carman Hall, B54) are generally on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-6 all year long.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Michael Shapiro coordinates the Leap To Teacher program at Lehman College. He has provided New York State teacher certification exam preparation workshops at Lehman, other CUNY sites, the NYC DoE and elsewhere for many years. If you have any questions, concerns or issues with any aspect of your preparation, please contact Dr. Shapiro.