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Undergraduate Education Announcements

Middle Education 6-8 Science Endorsement Testing Requirement (Effective Sept. 2021 for Spring 2022 Student Teachers)

Gate 2 and Gate 3 Testing Requirements (Effective Jan. 2021)

Dual Endorsement (Effective Feb. 2020 for Fall 2020 Student Teachers)
Gate 3 Testing Requirements (Effective Feb. 2020 for Fall 2020 Student Teachers)

Effective for all Fall 2020 student teachers (those applying by the February 1, 2020 Gate 3 deadline)

Initial Licensure Gate 3 Requirements:
  • Praxis Subject Assessment (test code and passing score dependent on endorsement) and
  • RVE (Score: 157, elementary and special education candidates only) and
  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Writing Assessment (Approved options included below)
Reading Assessment Options:
  • ACT – Reading (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT – Reading (Score: 22, taken after April 1, 1995)
  • SAT – Critical Reading (Score: 450, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT – Critical Reading (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 – February 2016)
  • SAT – Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (Score: 580, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core – Reading – Test Code 5712 (Score: 168)
  • GRE – Verbal Reasoning (Score: 151, taken August 2011 or later)
Mathematics Assessment Options:
  • ACT – Math (Score: 21, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • ACT – Math (Score: 22, taken April 1, 1995 or later)
  • SAT – Math (Score: 510, taken prior to April 1, 1995)
  • SAT – Math (Score: 530, taken April 1, 1995 – February 2016)
  • SAT – Math (Score: 560, taken March 2016 or later)
  • Praxis Core – Mathematics – Test Code 5732 (Score: 162)
  • GRE – Quantitative Reasoning (Score: 153, taken August 2011 or later)

Writing Assessment Options:

  • Praxis Core – Writing – Test Code 5722 (Score: 165)
Gate 2 Testing Requirements (Effective Dec. 2019)
Computer Science Endorsement Test Requirement (Effective Sept. 2019 for Spring 2020 Student Teachers)
Gate 3 Testing Requirements
Gate 2 Testing Requirements