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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 HandbookPassing Score
AgricultureAgricultural Education38
Blind and Visually ImpairedSpecial Education38
Business and MarketingBusiness38
Childhood Education—Grades 1–6Elementary Education 46
Deaf and Hard of HearingSpecial Education38
Early Childhood Education—Birth–Grade 2Early Childhood38
Educational Technology SpecialistAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.n/a
English Language Arts—Grades 5–9Middle Childhood English-Language Arts38
English Language Arts—Grades 7–12Secondary English-Language Arts38
English to Speakers of Other LanguagesEnglish as an Additional Language38
Family & Consumer ScienceFamily and Consumer Sciences38
Generalist in Middle Childhood Education—Grades 5–9Elementary Education46
Health EducationHealth Education38
Library Media SpecialistLibrary Specialist38
Literacy Birth–Grade 6Literacy Specialist*38
Literacy Grades 5–12Literacy Specialist 38
Mathematics Grades 5–9Middle Childhood Mathematics38
Mathematics Grades 7–12Secondary Mathematics38
Physical EducationPhysical Education38
Biology—Grades 5–9
Chemistry—Grades 5–9
Earth Science—Grades 5–9
Physics—Grades 5–9
Middle Childhood Science38
Biology—Grades 7–12
Chemistry—Grades 7–12
Physics—Grades 7–12
Earth Science—Grades 7–12
Secondary Science38
Social Studies—Grades 5–9Middle Childhood History/Social Studies38
Social Studies—Grades 7–12Secondary History/Social Studies38
Speech & Language DisabilitiesAt this time, there is no edTPA available for this field.n/a
Students with Disabilities Birth–Grade 2Special Education38
Students with Disabilities Grades 1–6Special Education38
Students with Disabilities Adolescent Grades 7–12Special Education38
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 Language32
Latin Grades 5–9, Latin Grades 7–12Classical Languages32
Technology EducationTechnology and Engineering Education38
K–12 Performing Arts38
Visual ArtsVisual Arts38

*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.

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

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.

Field Score Release Date
September 2013 to December 31, 2017 January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 January 1, 2022
Elementary Education 49 46 47 48
World Languages, Classical Languages 35 32 33 34
All Other 41 38 39 40

New York State Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP)

The New York State Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) is for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA but score within two points of the passing score and can demonstrate that they are prepared to become a teacher of record. For more information on the eligibility requirements and the MMRP application process, please visit the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives link opens in a new window website.

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