Academic Support Services
License Exam Preparation
LIU Brooklyn's School of Education offers workshops for its majors that are designed to help them prepare for the following New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE):
Educating All Students (EAS)
This workshop addresses strategies that can be used to respond to the learning needs of the three populations of students focused on in the exam: diverse student populations, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. Multiple-choice questions are reviewed and a format that students can use to write the constructed response tasks is provided.
Teachers of Childhood and Teachers of Early Childhood Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST): Part One Constructed Response
This workshop provides information to help analyze the exhibits test takers will have to evaluate to write the constructed response for Part One (Literacy and English Language Arts) of the Teachers of Childhood and Teachers of Early Childhood Multi-Subject CST. A format that students can use to write the constructed response is provided.
Workshops are offered at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters each academic year. The schedule of workshops is usually posted in the School of Education and is also emailed to our students through the TAL list-serve.
All students may avail themselves of the services of the LIU Brooklyn Writing Center. In addition, the School of Education has a small number of writing tutors who are especially prepared to assist TAL and CSP students with assignments in these disciplines. Students are usually referred to the School of Education Tutoring Program by faculty members. For tutoring help with math, students can contact LIU’s Academic Reinforcement Center (ARC) at 718-488-1040.
Textual Strategies for Educators
A non-credit course, TAL 088: Textual Strategies for Educators, is also available to help graduate students develop reading and writing skills at the graduate level. TAL graduate students who do not achieve a Level 3 on the TAL Assessment are required to enroll in this course during their first semester of study.
For more information about NYSTCE Preparation, Tutoring, or the Textual Strategies course, contact:
Director of Academic Support Services