Teacher Certification Exam Support


CUNYMedia, the University’s YouTube channel, contains videos on important topics in Teacher Education, including preparing for the certification exams. Video presentations from our Webinar Series appear under the Teacher Education playlist.

CUNY Has developed SUPPORT RESOURCES for you!

CUNY has developed a variety of resources to support teacher candidates on their path to certification. View the resources below to learn more about computer-based testing, getting certified as a teacher in New York, and strategies for successfully completing the new certification exams. We’ve also created a roadmap to help you get started: 5 Steps to Prep!


CUNY offers free webinars for teacher candidates. Live webinars will be offered this fall. The archive below features both slide decks and video presentations with sound.

Getting Certified in NYS
Video | Slides

EAS: Strategies for Success
Video | Slides

NYS Certification Exams 101
Video | Slides

edTPA Tips and Tricks
Video | Slides

Multi-Subject CST
Video | Slides

Exam and Job Resources on BLACKBOARD

CUNY Students can access additional preparation resources for the certification exams, graduate school, and job searches by joining the CUNY Teacher Education organization in Blackboard. The online preparation materials for certification include key vocabulary, test-taking strategies, and six-week study plans. Job postings and hiring guides are also available, as are GRE study materials and information on fee vouchers.

Step-by-step instructions explain how to join the group. Access written directions or view the video above.

Exam Preparation Courses

Lehman College: Continuing Education

Computer-Based Testing

Many of the New York State Teacher Certification Exams are now solely offered as computer-based tests.

Before you register for the exams, you will want to find a testing location and learn more about the computer-based testing platform.