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Teacher Education Program Assessments Required

Division of Professional Studies

The table below describes the tests that are required of Bridgewater College Teacher Education Program candidates. For more information, including how to register, test dates, etc., visit:

For more information about assessment requirements for Virginia licensure, visit: 
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/prof_teacher_assessment.pdf

Test

Cost

Who should take?

Minimum Passing Score

Requirement

Recommended time to take

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

Paper test registration fee: $40 Computer test registration fee: $50 Reading subtest: $40 Writing subtest: $40

All Teacher Education Program applicants

A total test score at or above 470

Must pass prior to being admitted to the BC Teacher Education Program

As early as possible.

Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732)

$90 each for standalone tests

All Teacher Education Program applicants

150; May be exempted with a cumulative SAT score of at least 1100 with a minimum math AND verbal SAT score of at least 530 or an ACT composite score of at least 24 with a minimum math score of at least 22 AND ACT English plus reading score no less than 46

Must pass prior to being admitted to the BC Teacher Education Program

As early as possible.

Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) [if you do not pass one of the subject area tests, can retake as a standalone test (Reading and Language Arts: 5002; Mathematics: 5003; Social Studies: 5004; Science: 5005)]

$170 for Multiple Subjects Test; $60 for each standalone test

All TEP candidates seeking licensure with a PreK-6 endorsement

You must receive a passing score on each subtest.
Reading 157;
Math 157;
Social Studies 155; Science 159

Must take prior to student teaching; must pass all subtests in order to obtain licensure with a PreK-6 endorsement

Prior to your senior year at BC (transfer students during 3rd semester)

Praxis Series Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE) (Paper—0306; Computer—5306)

Paper - $80; Computer - $130

All TEP candidates seeking licensure with a PreK-6 endorsement

Scaled score 157

Must take prior to student teaching; must pass in order to obtain licensure with a PreK-6 endorsement

After completing EDUC 330 and EDUC 332

Praxis Middle School Content Knowledge [tests vary with content—click on link above for information on DOE website]

Varies: Generally $115

All TEP candidates seeking licensure with an endorsement in certain Middle Education content topics

Varies by content

Must take prior to student teaching; must pass in order to obtain licensure with an endorsement in a 6-8 content area

Prior to your senior year at BC (transfer students during 3rd semester)

Praxis Secondary Content Knowledge (tests vary with content—click on link above for information on DOE website

Varies: Generally $115

All TEP candidates seeking licensure with an endorsement in a content area for Secondary Education (6-12 or PreK-12)

Varies by content

Must take prior to student teaching; must pass in order to obtain licensure with an endorsement in a 6-12 or PreK-12 content area

Prior to your senior year at BC (transfer students during 3rd semester)

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Questions? Contact us!

Teacher Education Program
540-828-5340
education@bridgewater.edu