Certification

Content Specialty Tests (CSTs), Educating All Students test (EAS), and edTPA safety nets


Content Specialty Tests (CSTs)

  • Redeveloped CSTs Operational prior to October 2016:
    The CST Safety net allows candidates to take either the predecessor CST or the revised CST until June 30, 2017. For the Educational Technology Specialist CST, candidates may take either the predecessor CST or the revised CST until September June 30, 2019.
  • Redeveloped CSTs operational after October 2016:
    The CST safety net allows candidates to take either the predecessor CST or the revised CST until June 30, 2019.
  • Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12):
    The Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7-12) safety net is extended until such time that the revised Part Two (mathematics) becomes operational.

For additional information regarding the CST safety nets, go to Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) Safety Net .

Educating All Students test (EAS)

edTPA

  • The safety net for the edTPA is extended until June 30, 2018. For additional information go to edTPA Safety Net . ¬†For the Library Specialist edTPA, the safety net is extended until September 30, 2019.

ALST

  • At its March 13, 2017 meeting, the Board of Regents eliminated the requirement for candidates to take and pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), or use the safety net, in order to obtain an Initial classroom teaching certificate. March 2017 Regents Item pdf document (172KB).

  • If the ALST examination is the last requirement for your certificate to be issued, send an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov , and include the candidate's:
    • first and last name;
    • last four digits of the social security number;
    • and date birth.

      We will then review the candidate's application.


Safety Net is the Last Requirement

  • If a candidate has met all requirements for certification, except the use of one or more of the safety nets, and the certificate has not been issued:

    Send an email to examsafetynet@nysed.gov , requesting that the safety net(s) be applied to the candidate's application, and include the candidate's:
    • first and last name;
    • last four digits of the social security number;
    • and date birth.

      We will then review the candidate's application.

For specific information regarding each safety net, see:

Regents Items:

Last Updated: June 18, 2018