New York MAT in Secondary English Exam Requirements

New York MAT in Secondary English Exam Requirements


New York Secondary English License:  English Language Arts 7-12


Graduates of a WGU English 5-12 teacher preparation program will be eligible for English Language Arts 7-12 teacher certification in New York, which will allow them to teach in any single subject secondary English classroom in that grade range.


Content Area Requirements

In order to obtain a New York teaching license after graduating from a master of arts in teaching program at WGU, New York requires an acceptable undergraduate degree in the core content area or at least 30 semester hours of college-level coursework 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.


Secondary English Exams and Requirements:


Exam Requirement Note
New York Content Exam English Language Arts CST (003) For policies and deadlines see State Certification Exam Requirements, General Policies and Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.
WGU Program Requirement

Praxis 5038 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 


Praxis 5039 English Language Arts: Content and Analysis

Required to be passed to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.
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





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