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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 22. 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 1120 for tests taken after March 1, 2016; 1730 for tests taken prior to March 1, 2016

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

Required Component Required Score
Reading 156
Writing 162
Mathematics 142

College BASE (C-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

C-Base Examination Dates:

  • September 17, 2016
  • November 12, 2016
  • February 4, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • June 3, 2017

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

Praxis Subject Assessments

The Praxis Subject Assessments 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

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. On the date of the workshop, report to 110 Hughes Hall for workshop location.

PLT Workshop Dates - Spring 2017


Monday, May 22

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 1

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, June 5

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 13

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, June 19

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 6

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, July 10

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, July 31

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, August 14

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Workshop Contact Information

Assessment Coordinator
Steve Brown
(620) 235-6148