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Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grades 7-12), Part Two: Mathematics (242) Safety Net

The new Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grades 7-12), Part Two: Mathematics (244) test external link became operational on November 12, 2018. The predecessor Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grades 7-12), Part Two: Mathematics (242) test external link and its safety net will continue to be available until June 30, 2019. The new Part Two: Mathematics (244) test does not have a safety net.

To be eligible for the Part Two: Mathematics (242) test safety net, candidates must pass Part One: Literacy and English Language Arts and Part Three: Arts and Sciences of the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grades 7-12) tests and fail the Part Two: Mathematics (242) test. Candidates who meet this eligibility requirement will be sent an email with a link to a mathematics tutorial.

Upon completion of the mathematics tutorial, candidates will receive an attestation form within five business days. On this form, candidates will provide their information in Section I and sign Section II to attest that they have completed at least one college mathematics course (3 semester hours) in which they demonstrated comparable skills to what is required by the Part Two: Mathematics (242) test and received a grade of 3.0 or higher, or the substantial equivalent, in that course.

Candidates must obtain an official transcript from their college or university and circle the course(s) that fulfill the mathematics course requirement. Candidates will then submit the following items to the Office of Teaching Initiatives at examsafetynet@nysed.gov:

  1. the signed attestation form, and;

  2. copies of their transcript(s) with the course(s) that fulfilled the mathematics course requirement circled on the transcript(s).

The email must include the candidate's first and last name, the last four digits of the social security number, the date of birth, and a request that the safety net be applied. The Office of Teaching Initiatives will then review the request.

Last Updated: November 20, 2018