NY Middle Grades Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements

New York Middle Grades Mathematics Certification and Exam Requirements


Middle Grades Mathematics Certification Available: Middle Childhood Mathematics, Grades 5-9


Graduates of a WGU mathematics 5-9 teacher preparation program will be eligible for Middle Childhood Mathematics 5-9 teacher certification in New York, which will allow them to teach in any single subject middle grades mathematics classroom.


Content Area Requirements (Post-Bacc. and Master of Arts in Teaching Only)

In order to obtain a New York teaching license after graduating from a post-baccalaureate* or master of arts in teaching program at WGU, New York requires an acceptable undergraduate degree in the core content area. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will make the authoritative and final determination about your eligibility for any type of certification. The NYSED may, at its discretion, require graduates of any program to complete additional coursework to become eligible for certification. For more information on these requirements, refer to the Search Certification Requirements page of the NY State Education Department website.

Middle Grades Mathematics Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
New York Content Exam NYSTCE Mathematics CST (004) For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.
WGU Program Requirement Praxis 5169, Middle School Mathematics You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure. 
New York 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




*As of 8/1/2017, WGU is no longer enrolling students in the PBMA9, PBMA12, PBSC9, MATSC9, PBSS12, or MATSS12 programs. For more information, please contact your program mentor or enrollment counselor. 





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