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Basic Skills Requirement - Teacher Education

Admission to the teacher education program at PSU requires the submission of an ACT composite score of 24. If your ACT score does not meet this minimum requirement, you may petition CARTE for the right to meet the basic skills requirement using one of the following options:

SAT minimum combined score of 1730

The CORE assessments measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics skills.

Required Component Required Score
Reading 156
Writing 162
Mathematics 150

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 19, 2015
  • November 21, 2015
  • February 13, 2016
  • April 23, 2016
  • June 25, 2016

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.

CORE Registration Information

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.

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

September 8, 2015, Tuesday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

September 28, 2015, Monday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

October 5, 2015, Monday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

October 20, 2015, Tuesday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

November 2, 2015, Monday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

November 17, 2015, Tuesday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

November 30, 2015, Monday

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

110 Hughes Hall

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Workshop Contact Information

Assessment Coordinator
Steve Brown
(620) 235-6148