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 Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) and the College Base Test.
The CORE assessments measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics skills. The CORE required scores are:
College BASE assesses knowledge and skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
College-Base (C-Base) Examination Dates:
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.
The Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) is a computer-delivered exam. The CORE 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.
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.
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.
March 2, 2015, Monday
4:00 - 6:00
110 Hughes Hall
March 9, 2015, Monday
3:00 - 5:00
March 30, 2015, Monday
4:00 - 6:00
April 13, 2015, Monday
April 27, 2015, Monday
May 4, 2015, Monday
Assessment Coordinator Steve Brown (620) 235-6148