Contact Info

          School of Education
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2724

          Dr. Erinn Lake
          Interim Dean: School of Education
          Executive Director:
          School of Graduate Studies and Research
          Office: 145 Butterfield Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-2724
          Email: lakee@edinboro.edu

          Testing



          Testing Requirements

          Pennsylvania requires assessment of candidates in basic skills, general knowledge, professional knowledge and subject area knowledge before a certificate may be issued. Three documents are recommended reading:

          1. Policies and submission procedures in CSPG 21 - Testing
          2. Certification Test and Score Requirements (Excel)
          3. Composite Score Calculator (Excel)

          Pre-service Academic Performance Assessments (PAPA)*

          Register for this exam

          Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests (Core)*                           

          Register for this exam

          Basic Skills Prep Course Information

          The following websites can help you prepare for the Basic Skills Exam

          Butler Community College Tutoring
          Free ETS CORE Preparation Materials
          Free Pearson PAPA Preparation Materials
          Free Khan Academy Math Online Prep Course

          Pennsylvania Educator Certification Tests (PECT)

          Register for PECT exams. PECT exams required for the following certifications: PreK–4, Special Education PreK–8, Special Education 7–12.

          The Praxis Series (for all other content areas)

          Pennsylvania Department of Education Requirements (Educational Testing Services):

          Register for a Praxis II exam

          After Testing

          Upon successfully passing your required tests, please keep a record of your exam scores and share them with both your advisor and the School of Education Office to keep on file. After you complete the required testing, the next step is to check your clearances, finish your courses, field work and/or student teaching and then graduate to fulfill the requirements of the PDE and obtain your teaching certification.

          Please note that teaching requirements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are constantly changing and students are advised to ensure they are staying up-to-date on the PDE's requirements by checking this website regularly.