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.
|Test||Qualifying Scores Method 1||Qualifying Scores Method 2|
|READING 0710||172||169 minimum|
|WRITING 0720||173||170 minimum|
|MATH 0730||173||170 minimum|
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.
Students are strongly encouraged to attempt these tests by the end of the freshman year or by no later than the September testing date of the sophomore year.
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 — 0511 or 30511 paper based only
- ELEMENTARY ED: CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, & ASSESSMENT —
paper based - 0011 or 10011
computer based - 5011
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)!
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