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Important Certification Examination Reminders for Candidates Applying for Trans B or C Certificates

A candidate who applies for a Transitional B or C certificate on or before April 30, 2014 and who meets all the requirements for a Transitional B or C certificate on or before April 30, 2014 is required to take the LAST and the CST in the area of the certificate, where such CST is required for the certificate title on or before April 30, 2014. Successful completion of the CST in the area of the certificate shall not be required for the Transitional B certificate authorizing the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, students with disabilities, students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, students who are blind or visually impaired, or students with speech and language disabilities, or for an extension of having achieved a satisfactory level of performance on a CST prescribed by the Commissioner.

A candidate who applies for a Transitional B or C certificate on or after May 1, 2014 or a candidate who applies for a Transitional B or C certificate on or before April 30, 2014 but does not meet all the requirements for a Transitional B or C certificate on April 30, 2014 is required to pass the ALST, EAS, and the CST in the area of the certificate, where such CST is required for the certificate title. Successful completion of the CST in the area of the certificate shall not be required for the Transitional B certificate authorizing the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, students with disabilities, students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, students who are blind or visually impaired, or students with speech and language disabilities, or for an extension of a Transitional B certificate in bilingual education. Instead, the candidate shall submit evidence of having achieved a satisfactory level of performance on a CST prescribed by the Commissioner or a teaching certificate in the classroom teaching service.
 
Timeline for Transitional B or C Candidates Applying for Certification

Candidates for certification via the Transitional B or C (“alternative”) pathways would be subject to the following requirements. A candidate who applies for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014, and who has completed all other requirements for an initial certificate or who has completed all requirements for an initial certificate except completion of their registered Transitional B program, on or before April 30, 2014, is required to take the ATS-W and any other examination required for the provisional or initial certificate, as applicable, and/or a bilingual education extension of such certificate, as applicable, on or before April 30, 2014 or a satisfactory level of performance on the edTPA and any other examination required for the provisional or initial certificate, as applicable, and/or a bilingual education extension of such certificate, as applicable.

A candidate who applies for an initial certificate on or after May 1, 2014 or who applies for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014 but does not meet all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before April 30, 2014 shall submit evidence of having achieved a satisfactory level of performance on the edTPA and any other examination required for the provisional or initial certificate, as applicable, and/or a bilingual education extension of such certificate, as applicable.
Last Updated: April 9, 2013