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Teacher Candidacy & Basic Skill Testing

Admission to Teacher Candidacy (During the semester you will complete 48 credits)

√ Achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA and maintain until you graduate

√ Obtain "C" or better in:

    • 3 hours of English Composition,
    • 3 hours of English Literature
    • 6 hours of Mathematics

√ Pass the Basic Skills Tests (reading, writing, and math)


How to apply on TaskStream

Basic Skills Testing Options (PAPA, CORE, SAT, and ACT: test codes and passing scores)  

Educational Testing Services (ETS) 

Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (Pearson)  

Composite Score Calculator

Need help passing your Basic Skills Testing?

Please stop by the Pre-Service Test Center, Beekey 129