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edTPA for New York State

Candidates applying for their first certification in New York, with the exception of the Endorsement pathway, are required to take and pass edTPA.


For more information about edTPA in New York State, visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) website link opens in a new window or visit NYSED's edTPA-Central News and Updates link opens in a new window.

Assessment Areas for New York

edTPA is offered in the following assessment areas for New York. Select the assessment that corresponds to your certification area. Candidates should confirm assessment selection with their faculty advisor or NYSED before registering.

Certification AreaedTPA Handbook
AgricultureAgricultural Education
Blind and Visually ImpairedSpecial Education
Business and MarketingBusiness
Childhood Education—Grades 1–6Elementary Education
Deaf and Hard of HearingSpecial Education
Early Childhood Education—Birth–Grade 2Early Childhood
Educational Technology SpecialistAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.
English Language Arts—Grades 5–9Middle Childhood English-Language Arts
English Language Arts—Grades 7–12Secondary English-Language Arts
English to Speakers of Other LanguagesEnglish as an Additional Language
Family & Consumer ScienceFamily and Consumer Sciences
Generalist in Middle Childhood Education—Grades 5–9Elementary Education
Health EducationHealth Education
Library Media SpecialistLibrary Specialist
Literacy Birth–Grade 6Literacy Specialist*
Literacy Grades 5–12Literacy Specialist
Mathematics Grades 5–9Middle Childhood Mathematics
Mathematics Grades 7–12Secondary Mathematics
Physical EducationPhysical Education
Biology—Grades 5–9
Chemistry—Grades 5–9
Earth Science—Grades 5–9
Physics—Grades 5–9
Middle Childhood Science
Biology—Grades 7–12
Chemistry—Grades 7–12
Physics—Grades 7–12
Earth Science—Grades 7–12
Secondary Science
Social Studies—Grades 5–9Middle Childhood History/Social Studies
Social Studies—Grades 7–12Secondary History/Social Studies
Speech & Language DisabilitiesAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.
Students with Disabilities Birth–Grade 2Special Education
Students with Disabilities Grades 1–6Special Education
Students with Disabilities Adolescent Grades 7–12Special Education
American Sign Language Grades 5–9
American Sign Language Grades 7–12
Cantonese Grades 5–9, Cantonese Grades 7–12
French Grades 5–9, French Grades 7–12
German Grades 5–9, German Grades 7–12
Greek Grades 5–9, Greek Grades 7–12
Hebrew Grades 5–9, Hebrew Grades 7–12
Hindi Grades 7–12
Italian Grades 5–9, Italian Grades 7–12
Japanese Grades 5–9, Japanese Grades 7–12
Mandarin Grades 5–9, Mandarin Grades 7–12
Polish Grades 7–12
Russian Grades 5–9, Russian Grades 7–12
Spanish Grades 5–9, Spanish Grades 7–12
Urdu Grades 5–9, Urdu Grades 7–12
World Language
Latin Grades 5–9, Latin Grades 7–12Classical Languages
Technology EducationTechnology and Engineering Education
K–12 Performing Arts
Visual ArtsVisual Arts

*The Elementary Literacy handbook was listed as the appropriate handbook for the Literacy B–Grade 6 until July 14, 2014. If you completed this handbook based on the information provided prior to July 14, 2014, this exam will be acceptable, only for those candidates, for the Literacy B–Grade 6 certification.

Out-of-state candidates may utilize a passing score on corresponding Washington versions of edTPA handbooks accepted in New York to satisfy the edTPA completion requirement necessary for New York teacher certification. To determine the pass/fail status, the NY passing score will be applied to the total edTPA score excluding the WA Student Voice rubrics.

Note that NYSED accepts the Elementary Education handbook, which includes both literacy and mathematics components. The individual Elementary Literacy and Elementary Mathematics handbooks are not accepted by NYSED nor will the Washington versions of those two handbooks be accepted for certification.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS—These candidates will not take an edTPA.

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

Passing Scores for New York

Please refer to the New York State edTPA Pass Scores for information about edTPA passing requirements in New York effective through 12/31/2017.

The following passing scores are effective January 1, 2018, and are posted on the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives website link opens in a new window.

Effective Dates edTPA Passing Scores
13 Rubrics
(60 Possible Points)
Classical Languages and World Language
15 Rubrics
(75 Possible Points)
18 Rubrics
(90 Possible Points)
Elementary Education
1/1/2022 and on344048

NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives link opens in a new window

For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review AACTE's state participation information. link opens in a new window