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edTPA for New York State

Candidates applying for their first certification in New York on or after May 1, 2014, or those candidates who applied for their first certification prior to May 1 and did not meet requirements for certification prior to May 1, 2014, 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.

Passing Scores for New York

Refer to the NYSED Office of Higher Education announcement "New York State edTPA Pass Scores" for information about edTPA passing requirements in New York.

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.

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

  • Agri Eng and Mechanics
  • Agri Prod, Sci and Bus
  • Airframe Maint & Repair
  • Animal Science
  • Building Maint & Remod
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Art
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Technology
  • Cosmetology/Barbering
  • Culinary Careers
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Lab Technology
  • Drafting
  • Electric/Electron Occ
  • Electric/Electron Tech
  • Electrical
  • Electro-Mech Equip Occ
  • Emergency Med Services
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Graphic Img (Prnt/Lith)
  • Ground Support Operator
  • Heat, Vent, AC & Ref
  • Hum Service & Family St Cluster
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Masonry
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Media Communications
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Lab Assisting
  • Motorcycle, Mar & Power Equipment
  • Natural Resources & Eco
  • Nurse's Assisting
  • Plant Science
  • Plumbing
  • Power Plant Maintenance & Rep
  • Practical Nursing
  • Prof Photography
  • Security Operations
  • Textile & Design Cluster
  • Vehicle Body Rep & Paint
  • Vehicle Mechanical Repair
  • Welding

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

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