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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.

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

Multi-Subject CSTs:

  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood (Grade 1–Grade 6)
  • Multi-Subject: Teachers of Middle Childhood (Grade 5–Grade 9)
  • Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12)
  • For more details about Multi-Subject CSTs by program >>

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.

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

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:

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.