Using ACT for Teacher Education Admission

Effective 9/01/2014, ACT scores may be used in lieu of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis Core) exam for admission to teacher education programs for undergraduate, initial licensure programs only.

  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core reading, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher reading score on the same exam.
  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core mathematics, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher mathematics score on the same exam.
  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core writing, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher English WITH writing score on the same exam. (Note: You must have completed the optional ACT writing exam to use ACT scores in lieu of the Praxis Core writing exam.)

Multiple ACT exams may be used; however, only those exams with 24 or higher composite scores AND the corresponding 22 or higher subtest score on the same exam are eligible.

Using SAT for Teacher Education Admission

FOR SCORES EARNED BEFORE MARCH 2016

The minimum SAT combined score is 1650 (math + critical reading + writing) with a minimum score of 510 on each of the math, critical reading, and writing subsections.

FOR SCORES EARNED MARCH 2016 OR AFTER

Math Section Score: 540 or above
Writing and Language Test Score:  29 or above
Reading Test Score:  27 or above

For those subtests not meeting the requirements above, take the corresponding Praxis Core exam(s) to meet teacher education admission requirements.