Testing Requirements

Testing Requirements for Instructional Certificates

Certification Testing Requirements

Everyone being issued a Certificate in Pennsylvania must pass the required certification tests as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  Required tests vary by credential area.  You should consult with your advisor or the certification office for the testing requirements for your specific certification area.

All BSE Instructional I certification students need to meet Pre-Service testing assessment requirements for Reading, Mathematics and Writing. 

 

Certification Area Testing for Instructional I:

Praxis Tests Administered by ETS - http://www.ets.org/praxis/pa/

Certification Area

Test Title

Computer Delivered Test Code

Qualifying Score*

Art  K-12

Art: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5134

5511

158

150

Biology  7-12

Biology: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5235

147

Chemistry  7-12

Chemistry: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5245

154

Citizenship Education 7-12

Citizenship Education: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5087

148

Earth and Space Science  7-12

Earth Science: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5571

157

English  7-12

(effective 9/1/13)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5038

167

French  K-12

OPI/OPIc (Offered at MU test center)

WPT

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

-

-

5511

Advanced Low

Intermediate High

150

German  K-12

OPI/OPIc (Offered at MU test center)

WPT

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

-

-

5511

Advanced Low

Intermediate High

150

Mathematics  7-12

(effective 9/1/13)

Mathematics: Content Knowledge (graphing calculator required) (2 hr.)

5161

160

Middle Level 4-8 (All Areas)

PA Grades 4-8 Core Assessment (All subtests)

Pedagogy Subtest

English/Social Studies Subtest

Math & Science Subtest

5152

5153

5154

5155

-

162

152

164

ML - Social Studies 4-8

ML - English 4-8

ML - Mathematics 4-8

ML - Science 4-8

Citizenship Content test

English Content test

Math Content test

Science Content test

5157

5156

5158

5159

150

156

173

156

Music  K-12

Music: Content Knowledge (contains listening section) (2 hr.)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5113

5511

158

150

Physics  7-12

Physics: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5265

140

Reading Specialist  K-12

Reading Specialist (2 hr.)

5301

164

Social Studies  7-12

Social Studies: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5081

157

Spanish  K-12

OPI/OPIc (Offered at MU test center)

WPT

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

-

-

5511

Advanced Low

Intermediate High

150

Technology Education  K-12

Technology Education (2 hr.)

Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge (2 hr.)

5051

5511

159

150



 

PECT Tests Administered by Pearson or MU Test Center

http://www.pa.nesinc.com/ or http://www.millersville.edu/testcenter/

Certification Area

Test Title

Test Code

Qualifying Score

Early Childhood PK-4

PreK-4 Assessment (3 Modules)

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

197

193

193

Special Education PreK-8

Special Education PreK-8 (2 Modules)

Module 1 (8011)

Module 2 (8012)

220

220

*Qualifying scores are based on a 3.0 GPA. Higher test results will be necessary for a GPA below 3.0. A GPA Qualifying Test Score chart is available for reference at http://www.millersville.edu/cert/requestinfo.php.