Certification

edTPA Handbooks Required for New York State Certification

The following table lists the edTPA handbooks that are required for the certification areas in New York State. Individuals must pass the edTPA in the subject area of the certification sought.

Certification Areas

edTPA Handbook

Agriculture

Agricultural Education

Blind and Visually Impaired

Special Education

Business and Marketing

Business

Career and Technical Education

These candidates are not required to take the edTPA.

Childhood Education - Grades 1-6

Elementary Education: Literacy with Mathematics Task 4
OR
Elementary Education: Mathematics with Literacy Task 4
OR
Elementary Education (available through October 2018)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Special Education

Early Childhood Education - Birth-Grade 2

Early Childhood

Educational Technology Specialist

These candidates are not required to take the edTPA.

English Language Arts - Grades 5-9

Middle Childhood English-Language Arts

English Language Arts - Grades 7-12

Secondary English-Language Arts

English to Speakers of Other Languages

English as an Additional Language

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Generalist in Middle Childhood Education - Grades 5-9

Elementary Education: Literacy with Mathematics Task 4
OR
Elementary Education: Mathematics with Literacy Task 4
OR
Elementary Education (available through October 2018)

Health Education

Health Education

Library Media Specialist

Library Specialist

Literacy - Birth-Grade 6

Literacy Specialist*

Literacy - Grades 5-12

Literacy Specialist

Mathematics - Grades 5-9

Middle Childhood Mathematics

Mathematics - Grades 7-12

Secondary Mathematics

Physical Education

Physical Education

Biology - Grades 5-9
Chemistry - Grades 5-9
Earth Science - Grades 5-9 Physics - Grades 5-9

Middle Childhood Science

Biology - Grades 7-12
Chemistry - Grades 7-12
Physics - Grades 7-12
Earth Science - Grades 7-12

Secondary Science

Social Studies - Grades 5-9

Middle Childhood History/Social Studies

Social Studies - Grades 7-12

Secondary History/Social Studies

Speech & Language Disabilities

These candidates are not required to take the edTPA.

Students with Disabilities - Birth-Grade 2

Special Education

Students with Disabilities - Grades 1-6

Special Education

Students with Disabilities - Grades 7-12

Special Education

American Sign Language Grades 5-9, American Sign Language Grades 7-12
Cantonese Grades 5-9, Cantonese Grades 7-12
French Grades 5-9, French Grades 7-12
German Grades 5-9, German Grades 7-12
Greek Grades 5-9, Greek Grades 7-12
Hebrew Grades 5-9, Hebrew Grades 7-12
Hindi Grades 7-12
Italian Grades 5-9, Italian Grades 7-12
Japanese Grades 5-9, Japanese Grades 7-12
Mandarin Grades 5-9, Mandarin Grades 7-12
Polish Grades 7-12
Russian Grades 5-9, Russian Grades 7-12
Spanish Grades 5-9, Spanish Grades 7-12
Urdu Grades 5-9, Urdu Grades 7-12

World Language

Latin Grades 5-9, Latin Grades 7-12

Classical Languages

Technology Education

Technology and Engineering Education

Music
Theatre
Dance

K–12 Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

*  The Elementary Literacy handbook was listed as the appropriate handbook for Literacy - Birth-Grade 6 until July 14, 2014. If you completed this handbook based on the information provided prior to July 14, 2014, then this exam is acceptable for the Literacy - Birth-Grade 6 certificate.

Last Updated: December 3, 2018