What You Need to Know About the NYSTCE

Whichever subject you intend to teach, you’ll find that passing the NYSTCE test will require you to make use of two sets of skills: recalling the knowledge that you possess; and answering exam questions quickly and accurately.

Both of these test taking skills are vitally important. A good NYSTCE practice test can help you develop these skills.

The following mini NYSTCE study guide provides a test practice strategy thousands have used to pass.

What is the NYSTCE?

The NYSTCE is a series of tests that you will need to take as you progress towards your goal of becoming a teacher.

These tests include examinations of your knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, and teaching and communication skills, as well as content specialty tests that ensure that you have the required knowledge in your particular chosen subject.

It’s important then to make sure that you are familiar with the content requirements of your particular NYSTCE exam subject area. But it’s no less important to pay attention to your exam strategy. Time management and the process of elimination will be important elements in getting the score you need to pass the NYSTCE and become a teacher.

Two Types of Questions, Two Types of Challenges

NYSTCE questions may come in two forms: Multiple-choice questions ask you to choose the best answer from five options. In these questions, it is important to remember that the best answer isn’t necessarily the only correct answer. You may find that two answers look correct; one answer will be more correct\ than the other. (This also means that when two answers look the same, you’ve got a 50/50 chance of guessing the right one.)

Essay questions ask you to produce short compositions. A pre-planned structure is the key to maxing these questions. As usual, excellent NYSTCE test preparation is a must