Requirements for Entrance to Major
Qualifying scores on the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are required for entrance into the EEDAL major.
Qualifying scores on the PRAXIS PPST I Reading, Writing, and Math tests must be in the Penn State system - appearing on your degree audit - by the end of the fall semester prior to your spring entrance to major semester.
Requirements for Instructional I Certification
For the Instructional I Certificate, the Pennsylvania Department of Education currently requires qualifying scores on the following PPST II tests:
FUNDAMENTAL SUBJECTS: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE can be taken anytime; can be taken same day as PPST I ; must be taken by the beginning of the graduation semester to prevent delay in Instructional I Certificate
ELEMENTARY ED: CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, & ASSESSMENT can be taken toward the end of the DI Block semester; must be taken by the start of the graduation semester to prevent delay in Instructional I Certificate
NOTE: Make sure you have these scores reported to Penn State. If your scores do not appear on your degree audit, a copy of your ETS score sheet must be attached to your certification application submitted during your graduation semester. KEEP YOUR ETS SCORE SHEET(S)!
2012-2013 Praxis Paper Test Dates
Test Dates in Altoona
Important: PRAXIS Scores are accepted by the PDE for a period of only 5 years from the dates of administration. If you postpone applying for certification, it may be necessary to retake some tests