Please select SUC Buffalo State (#735) as your reporting school when enrolling for these exams.
All teacher candidates are required to take a series of exams as part of their requirements to become certified to teach in New York State. The NYSTCE exam series is designed to insure that certified teachers have the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher in the New York State public schools. Teacher candidates will not become NYS certified without a passing score on all the necessary exams.
Individuals seeking an Initial New York State teaching certificate must achieve qualifying scores on the following set of assessments:
*Those applying for Speech and Language Disabilities do not need the CST or edTPA portion of these exams.
CTE students please call the Teacher Certification Office in order to determine the appropriate exams for your program and certification title.
Your department may have specific requirements for when you should take the tests.
You must register for the exams online on the NYSTCE website using a credit card.
Remember to select SUC Buffalo (#735) as your reporting school when you sign up.
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