NY Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

New York Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements


Early Childhood Education Certification Available: Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2

Early Childhood Education Exams and Requirements:
Content Exam for New York Certification: NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood
(Birth–Grade 2) (211/212/245)
Pedagogy Exam for New York Certification: Educating All Students Test (EAS)

WGU ECE Program Requirement (for students who matriculated on March 1, 2012 or later. See the WGU Program Requirement for the Early Childhood Education program)

You have four options to satisfy the WGU Program Requirement.  You may pass any ONE of these four exams:


  1. Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  2. Praxis 5018, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  3. Praxis 5014, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  4. Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects


Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in New York

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

New York Teaching Performance Assessment
Applying for your New York Teaching License



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