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Skidmore College
Education Studies

Certification

EDS degree

Upon successful completion of required coursework and field placements, Education Studies majors can be recommended for initial teaching certification (Childhood, Grades 1-6) in New York State. Graduates may choose to apply for certification by completing additional requirements including three tests: Educating All Students (EAS), Content Specialty Test (CST), and the edTPA portfolio assessment. Information about applying for certification and these tests can be found on these links. NYS has recently released new study materials for students preparing to take the CST. These are available here.

The Education Studies Department at Skidmore had 14 completers in 2019, 6 in 2020 and 10 in 2021. Of these three cohorts, 19 students elected to take edTPA portfolio assessment, which is one of the New York State Certification exams. 18 students earned passing scores on the edTPA portfolio assessment.

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