PRAXIS Testing Information
Students are required to pass state mandated tests specific to their subject area in order to become certified.
Testing Information Take the Praxis Core, SAT or ACT to satisfy the State Board of Education competency examination requirement. Candidates who do not achieve a satisfactory score on Praxis Core, SAT, or ACT will
be required to participate in remediation that conforms to forthcoming guidelines.
Candidates may obtain a waiver of the basic skills testing requirement using scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA). Waiver requests must be submitted to the SCSU Certification Office. The waiver eligibility criteria and directions for submitting the waiver request are available here.
Connecticut Foundations of Reading- Any student applying for an Integrated Early Childhood, NK-3 Endorsement (endorsement #113) or Elementary Education Grades K-6 Endorsement (endorsement #013) will be required to take and pass the Connecticut Foundations of Reading test.
ACTFL- Students applying for certification in French, German, Italian, and Spanish at the elementary and/or secondary levels must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) tests in target language with the minimum passing standard of Advanced Low on both tests.