Exam Preparation Resources

CUNY Has developed SUPPORT RESOURCES for you!

CUNY has developed a variety of resources to support students on their path to certification. [1] View the resources below to learn more about computer-based testing, getting certified 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! <pdf>

Certification Exams Overview

Information on the new NYS Teacher Certification Exams.


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 <pdf>

ALST: Strategies for Success Video >> Slides <pdf>

EAS: Strategies for Success Video >> Slides <pdf>

NYS Certification Exams 101 Video >> Slides <pdf>

edTPA Tips and Tricks Video >> Slides <pdf>


Queens College: Professional & Continuing Studies

Medgar Evers College: Adult and Continuing Education

Lehman College: Continuing Education

College of Staten Island: Continuing Education


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 .

Exam and Job Resources on BLACKBOARD

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

Step-by-step instructions explain how to join the group. Download written directions <pdf> or view the video below.



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.


[1] All resources developed with permission from the New York State Education Department. <pdf>