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Teacher Candidate Learning Center (TCLC)

The Teacher Candidate Learning Center (TCLC) at SUNY Potsdam supports Pre- Service Teachers as they prepare to take the New York State exams that lead to teacher certification. 

It is never too early to start getting familiar with these certification exams. Whatever your certification area, whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, and whether you have started taking the exams or just started taking classes, the NYSTCE Preparation Program at SUNY Potsdam can help you prepare.

SUNY Potsdam students will find guidance not just on what to study and how to study, but on how to approach each exam.

Activities and services include workshops, discussion groups, webinars, and a Moodle course devoted to the NYSTCE. The Moodle course, Preparing for the NYSTCE Exam, offers links to NYSED webpages, as well as study guides and support material. (To be added to Moodle, send an email request to

For those candidates who want to develop their writing skills, the TCLC coordinates a writing improvement program.

For further information about preparing for the NYSTCE, please contact Eudora Watson, Writing Specialist & TCLC Coordinator for the School Of Education and Professional Studies,

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