Penn State Altoona's Childhood and Early Adolescent Education degree program is offered through the college's Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences. For more information about the division, visit the Division Web site
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
For more information:
Dr. Leigh A. Haefner
Associate Professor of Science Education
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences
Office: 225 Hawthorn Building