New York State Certification Requirements

Those applying for initial certification in early childhood, childhood, students with disabilities: early childhood and students with disabilities: childhood must meet the following New York State requirements:

  • complete a bachelor’s degree in approved program (child study)

  • complete a child abuse workshop

  • complete a prevention of school violence workshop

  • pass the following New York State teacher certification examinations:

    A) Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST)
    B) Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W)
    C) Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST)
    D) Students with Disabilities Content Specialty Test (CST)

  • complete a fingerprinting packet distributed by the New York State Education Department
More information is available through New York State's Office of Teaching Initiatives.
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