NY Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

New York Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Note: While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible. State requirements change frequently. It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.


Elementary Education Certification Available: Childhood Education Grades 1-6

Graduates of a WGU elementary education teacher preparation program will be eligible for Childhood Education Grades 1-6 teacher certification in New York, which will allow them to teach in any multiple subject classroom in that grade range. 

Elementary Education Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
Elementary Content Exam NYSTCE Multi-Subject: Teachers of Childhood Grade 1–Grade 6 (221/222/245) For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.
  Previous Content Exam Requirement:  NYSTCE Multi-Subject (002) Accepted if passed prior to 09/22/14.
Elementary Pedagogy Exam

Educating All Students Test (EAS)

Required to be passed before requesting a Letter of Recommendation for Licensure from the WGU Licensure Office.


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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