- Complete a minimum of 36 graduate credits of study in an approved Special Education concentration.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the 36-credit concentration.
- Candidates who apply for certification on or after May 1, 2014 will be required to take the Academic Literacy Skills Test, edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessments), Educating All Students Test, and Revised Content Specialty Test in lieu of Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), Assessments of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), and Content Special Test (CST). Candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014, but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014, will also be required to pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), Educating All Students test (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and Content Specialty Test (CST).Visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations website for most updated information about the new tests at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_annProgramUpdate.asp.
Last modified: 3/11/2014