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 1730
The CORE assessments measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
College BASE assesses knowledge and skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
College-Base (C-Base) Examination Dates:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assessment Coordinator Steve Brown (620) 235-6148