The South Carolina Department of Education requires that ALL students meet testing requirements for Admission to the Professional Program. Students may meet these requirements in any of the following ways:
Passing Scores on either PRAXIS tests below:
Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST): Reading (5710) = 175, Writing (5720) = 173,
Mathematics (5730) = 172
The scores above are acceptable until June 30, 2014
Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests (computerized): Reading (5712) = 156,
Writing (5722) = 162, Math (5732) = 150 Combined Test (5751) – includes all three content areas
NEW: Beginning October 2013
Exemption of Praxis I (PPST) or Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators:
SAT (old version): Verbal + Math = 1100
SAT I: Verbal + Math + Writing = 1650
ACT = 24
These testing requirements will also apply for recipients of the South Carolina Teachers Loan.
NOTE: Students must pass PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam(s) required by South Carolina prior to beginning their internship (EDEC 469/EDEL 470).
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these policies