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Our NYSTCE Prep Courses

CertED Test Prep on the web comes to your computer on-demand, at your convenience. Study when and where you want. Review as often as you like. You'll enjoy preparing without travel hassles, without books and papers to organize, without anything to keep track of. You'll find everything set out before you, 24/7, just a few clicks away.

You’ll have access to streaming audio lectures, online interactive study and test-taking materials between now and the time you pass your exam - however long that takes. You can study while online or save/print the text with your computer.


All of our courses feature:

Security – If you've never learned online before, we think you'll be pleasantly surprised. When you sit for the exam it will feel familiar. You will recognize the same types of questions as you practiced. Unlike most people in the room, you'll feel reassured. You'll be encouraged and prepared to do your best.
Test-taking strategies – Benefit from our years of experience with the NYSTCE, with dozens of tips and techniques that have proven invaluable to our students.
Test-taking under controlled, authentic conditions – Online test-taking preparation compels you to take questions under test-like conditions without the temptation to "cheat," (which we often do with review books and sample tests).

LAST (001)

  • Read questions more quickly – Speed is all-important, and the LAST questions seem to be getting longer. We give you plenty of timed practice designed to enhance your speed and accuracy. You can gauge your pace, adjust your tempo, and get "up to speed."
  • Read passages more accurately - The big secret to passing the NYSTCE is reading comprehension. Can this be taught? We say "yes". We'll give you reading strategies to pinpoint the crux of NYSTCE questions, and get to the correct answers.
  • Use essay "scaffolds" – When it comes to essays, we often know what we want to say, but have trouble putting it all together. Deliberating over structure causes anxiety, wastes time, leads to disorganization, and loses points. You'll master the essay structure we give so that when you sit for the exam, writing will flow easily.
  • Topics covered:
    1. Dozens of new LAST-style questions, LAST explanations
    2. LAST multiple choice attack strategies
    3. LAST Test Objectives: Math, Science, History, Social Science, Arts, English
    4. The LAST Essay Structure
    5. Model Structured Response Sentences to "ace" the LAST Essay
    6. LAST Test-taking tips

ATS-W (090/091)

  • Use memory aids - You'll walk into the exam with an extensive set of key concepts at your fingertips. These are the concepts that will be tested on the exam. You'll put these concepts to use on both the essay and multiple choice parts of the NYSTCE.
  • Employ "mind-sets' - The NYSTCE is not an exam that requires you to command vast storehouses of knowledge. But on the ATS you must know the "mind-sets" of the educators who wrote the exam, so that you can correctly answer the questions. We give you those "mind-sets".
  • Use essay "scaffolds" – When it comes to essays, we often know what we want to say, but have trouble putting it all together. Deliberating over structure causes anxiety, wastes time, leads to disorganization, and loses points. You'll master the essay structure we give so that when you sit for the exam, writing will flow easily.
  • Topics covered:
    1. Dozens of new ATS-type questions, ATS-W "hot" concepts and "buzz words" with memory aids and explanations, so that you'll be primed with the current relevant thinking about: The Learner, Curriculum/Unit Planning, Lesson Delivery, Class Management, and the Professional Environment
    2. Structure of the ATS-W Essay
    3. Step-by-step guide to the ATS-W Essay Assignment
    4. Enabling Words and Phrases for the ATS-W Multiple Choice and Essay
    5. Great Curriculum Ideas, Lesson Planning and Delivery Methods for the ATS-W Essay
    6. ATS-W Test-taking tips

MST (002)

  • The first…and only! Our MST prep course is the only one commercially available today!
  • Variety of practice tests – Whether you have an hour free for some quick work, or an entire evening for a full-out practice test, we have all the practice materials you need.
  • Check your speed – Timing and pacing are critical skills to have when taking the MST. We’ll teach you what you need to know, how fast to go, and what you need to do to pass.
  • Topics covered:
    1. Introduction to the Multi-Subject Test (MST)
    2. Sources of Content for the MST
    3. Test-taking techniques for the MST
    4. English Language Arts, Reading, Math, and Science, overviews, sample questions and full practice tests.
    5. Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health and Safety, Economics overviews, sample questions, and full practice tests.
    6. Constructed Response - step-by-step instructions for scoring high on the individualized reading assessment written assignment

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