All candidates for teaching certification in early childhood (Birth–Grade 2), elementary (Grades 1-6), secondary (Grades 7-12), and special subjects (all grades) teachers are required to pass the New York State Teachers Certification Examinations (NYSTCE’s) administered by Pearson Inc., on behalf of the New York State Education Department. Listed below are Hofstra University’s passing rates for combined undergraduate and graduate initial preparation programs.

N.Y. State Teacher Cert. Exams (NYSTCE’s) Test Field/Category # Tested # Passed Pass Rate

Program Completers 2017-18

208

195

94%

Program Completers 2016-17

224

211

94%

Program Completers 2015-16

183

164

90%

Program Completers 2014-15

268

245

91%

Program Completers 2013-14

262

239

91%

Program Completers 2012-13

309

297

96%

Program Completers 2011-12

391

378

97%

Program Completers 2010-11

516

502

97%

Program Completers 2009-10

499

484

97%

Program Completers 2008-09

497

477

96%

All candidates for the School Leadership Assessments are listed below.

School Building Leader Parts 1 &  2 # Tested # Passed Pass Rate

2014-2015

5

-

-

2013-2014

14

14

100%

2012-2013

9

9

100%

2011 - 2012

10

7

70%

2010 - 2011

7

7

100%

2009 – 2010

7

6

86%

School District Leader Parts 1 & 2

# Tested

# Passed

Pass Rate

2014-2015

9

8

89%

2013-2014

14

13

93%

2012-2013

8

8

100%

2011 - 2012

13

12

92%

2010 - 2011

8

8

100%

2009 - 2010

9

8

89%

School District Business Leader Parts 1 & 2

# Tested

# Passed

Pass Rate

2014-2015

-

-

-

2013-2014

4

-

-

2012-2013

1

-

-

2011 - 2012

2

-

-

2010 - 2011

4

-

-

2009 - 2010

2

-

-

Pass Rate not calculated if fewer than five takers.