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Candidates applying for Initial Teacher Certification or SBL/SDL Certification or graduating on or after May 1st, 2014 are required to take these exams.

State Mandated Assessments
Teacher * edTPA
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
** Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
Revised Content Specialty Tests (CST)
School Building Leader School Building Leader Exam (SBL) (Including Performance Assessment)
Educating All Students Test (EAS)
School District Leader (Professional certification) School District Leader Exam (SDL)
Educating All Students Test (EAS)


You must register for the exams online at www.nystce.nesinc.com using a credit card.  Select SUC Oswego as your report school when enrolling for the exams.

*If you already hold a valid New York State Initial Teacher Certification in another area (e.g., Adolescence Education Mathematics) and you are completing a Supplementary Certification program (e.g., Literacy Education, Grades 5-12), you will not need to complete the edTPA. If you hold a teaching certificate from another state, please contact NYSED.  Specific information on edTPA is available from NYSED.

** If you already hold a valid New York State Initial Teacher Certification in another area and you are completing a Supplementary Certification program, you will not need to complete the ALST. If you hold a teaching certificate from another state, please contact NYSED

Latest Safety Net Information from NYSED

Since inception of the Safety Nets for certification exams, information and requirements from NYSED have changed several times.  Please refer to the NYSED website for the most up to date information.