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Basic Skills Requirement - Teacher Education

Admission to the Teacher Education Program at Pittsburg State University requires successful completion of a Basic Skills requirement. Students who receive a 24 or higher on the ACT or a score of 1730 or greater on the SAT have fulfilled this obligation. Others will need to choose between the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and the College Base Test.

The PPST assessments measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics skills. The PPST required scores are:

Required Component Required Score
Reading 173
Writing 172
Mathematics 172

College BASE assesses knowledge and skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Required Component Required Score
Reading 235
Writing 235
Mathematics 235

C-Base Dates and Registration Information

College-Base (C-Base) Examination Dates

  • September 20, 2014
  • November 22, 2014
  • February 21, 2015
  • April 25, 2015
  • June 27, 2015

Registration for the C-Base must be completed in person at the Testing Center, 206B Whitesitt Hall. The cost is $55.00 and is payable by cash or check only. Testing Center hours may be obtained by calling 620-235-4267.

PPST Registration Information

The Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) is a computer-delivered exam.  The PPST is part of the Praxis I Series. The test can be taken at any Prometric Testing Center according to their available schedules.   Registration is completed by going to www.ets.org/praxis.

Praxis II Series

The Praxis Series tests are designed to be taken by students and individuals planning to enter the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.   The test can be taken at any Prometric Testing Center according to their available schedules.   Registration is completed by going to www.ets.org/praxis.

PLT Workshop Dates

All workshops are the same and consist of the following:  a practice test, review of responses, and a review of general test-taking strategies.

Please sign up for the workshops in advance to ensure that the appropriate amount of materials are available. A sign-up sheet is posted outside of 110C Hughes Hall.

PLT Workshop Dates

Date

Time

Location

June 24, 2014, Tuesday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 7, 2014, Monday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 8, 2014, Tuesday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 14, 2014, Monday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 17, 2014, Thursday

9:00 – 11:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 28, 2014, Monday

9:00 – 11:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 28, 2014, Monday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

July 29, 2014, Tuesday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

August 4, 2014, Monday

3:00 – 5:00

126 Hughes Hall

August 7, 2014, Thursday

9:00 – 11:00

126 Hughes Hall

Important Links


Workshop Contact Information

Assessment Coordinator
Steve Brown
(620) 235-6148