New York State Certification Examinations

Examinations (NYSTCE).

Candidates will be required to pass the following exams for initial certification:

  • the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA),
  • the Educating All Students Test (EAS), and
  • the Content Specialty Test (CST) for each certificate area sought.

Pace University integrates information about, and preparation for, these examinations throughout each of our programs, and has a variety of resources available on the School of Education Web site's Certification Information and Resources pages. Students seeking certification in other states are required to pass examinations specified by that state. Information is also available on each state's education department Web site.