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Test Prep

The Career Development Center offers test prep sessions to help you prepare for the NYS Certification exams. Each series covers one exam and consists of multiple sessions over several weeks. Our upcoming Test Prep offerings are below.

For more information about NYS certification exams, visit our Certification Guide


Martha Rosas
Martha Rosas is a doctoral student working towards an Ed.D. with a focus in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the International and Transcultural Studies Department at Teachers College. She has garnered over 10 years of experience in how to prepare teachers for the NYSTCE while working as the Director of Academic Support Services for the School of Education at LIU Brooklyn and, more recently, as a Senior Learning Specialist at the NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute. She has also worked as a SEEK counselor at Baruch College and a first-grade Spanish-English dual language teacher in the New York City Public School System. In each of these capacities, she has served diverse populations of students.

Ramon Garcia
Ramon Garcia has twelve years of experience as a mathematics teacher and a professional developer with a particular interest in student-centered pedagogy for adults who struggle with math. As a Senior Learning Specialist with the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Ramon's workshop series helps candidates pass the New York State Content Specialty Test (Birth - Grade 2) to gain teacher certification. Ramon has also prepared students for the following other standardized exams: GED, CEAFE, CAT-M, SHSAT, TABE, AMATYC, and TASC. Ramon has worked as a professional developer in the innovative nationally recognized CUNY Start program where he provided embedded coaching to teachers of students who arrive at college underprepared in math. Within the CUNY system he has worked at LaGuardia Community College, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College where he is currently a math instructor for adults seeking their high school equivalency diplomas. Outside of work; Ramon enjoys bicycling and spending time with his son.

Upcoming Events

Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS) Test Prep

Join us Thursday evenings starting in September for Test Prep sessions to prepare for the Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS) Exam. The Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills exam tests the skills that assistant teachers are expected to possess.

Instructor: Martha Rosas

All sessions taking place via Zoom

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Test Prep: Early Childhood CST - Part Two (Math)

Join us Saturday mornings starting in October for Test Prep sessions to prepare for the Content Specialty Test - Part Two (Math).

Instructor: Ramon Garcia

All sessions taking place via Zoom

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