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School of Education Student Modules

All registered School of Education students have access to a Blackboard Organization titled, "School of Education Student Modules." Visit your Bb account and view the resources available to you.

  • Educating All Students (EAS) Study Guide
  • The EAS Module offers you content knowledge, support and sample questions for all competency areas.
  • Each module might be embedded in your coursework and/or is available for your own study and preparation as a highly effective educator.
  • Lehman Alumni can access the modules in a CUNY-wide Bb organization using attached login directions (PDF).
  • The Texas Education Agency has designed a practice exam as prep for their state educator certification.  Although the format and platform are different, it is a computer-baed test that seems to share a lot of similar content with the EAS, and it is free! If you would like additional content review, you might want to check out the ETS practice exam on pedagogy and professional responsibilities.


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:

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.



The BEA exams are offered in many languages that candidates can choose from. The BEA exams consist of multiple-choice questions and constructed-response assignments. They include recorded listening and speaking components in English and include listening, speaking, reading, and writing components in the target language. The BEA exams are required of certified candidates seeking a bilingual education extension to a base certificate. Refer to "Test Selection" for information about specific BEA exams scroll down on the NYSTCE page.