Requirement Description

 
The Content Specialty Test is a component of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). Offered in specific subjects, the CST typically consists of multiple-choice questions and a written assignment. The CSTs in Languages other than English and Music include taped listening and/or speaking components and a written assignment. The purpose of the test is to assess knowledge and skills in the subject of the certificate sought.

For more information about the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, including online test registration, study guides, testing schedules, and more, go to www.nystce.nesinc.com.

 
Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - Grade 12) If an Initial certificate was issued prior to 09/22/2014, then this exam is not required for the issuance of the Professional certificate. All candidates applying for the Initial Students With Disabilities - Grades 7-12 certificate must complete this CST.