Basic Skills

Basic Skills - Proficiency  in reading, writing, and math is demonstrated by either:

  • A 2.5 GPA or higher on your bachelor's degree; 
  • An average grade of  C or better in math and writing courses 


  • Passing scores on the CORE reading, writing, and math tests.

Passing scores on the Praxis I reading, writing, and math tests, the ACT, SAT, or GRE can be used in lieu of the CORE tests, but must have been taken within 10 years of admission to the program.

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If you already hold an initial teaching license, you are exempt from the Basic Skills tests.

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