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New York State Certification Examinations

New York State requires that candidates for all teaching certificates successfully complete New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). Candidates will be required to pass the following exams for initial certification:

  • the Educating All Students Test (EAS),
  • the Content Specialty Test(s) (CST) for each certificate area(s) sought.

Pace University integrates information about, and preparation for, these examinations throughout each of our programs. Students seeking certification in other states are required to pass examinations specified by that state. For information on certificate requirements in another state, students should contact the teacher certification bureau for that state.