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Undergraduate Education Announcements

Update for Fall 2018: Gate 2 Testing Requirements

Effective: 9/1/2018

Initial Licensure Gate 2 Requirements (Licensure Candidates):

  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Mathematics 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)

Update for Spring 2019: Gate 2 Testing Requirements

Effective for Fall 2019 Gate 2 Applicants (those applying on December 1, 2019 or after)

Gate 2 Requirements:

  • VCLA (Score: 470) and
  • Reading Assessment (Approved options included below) and
  • Writing Assessment (Approved options included below)
  • Mathematics 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)

 

Writing Assessment Options:

  • Praxis Core – Writing – Test Code 5722 (Score: 165)

 

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)

Update for Spring 2019: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Fall 2019 student teachers (those applying by the February 1, 2019 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)

 

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)

Update for Fall 2019: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

Effective for all Spring 2020 student teachers (those applying by the September 1, 2019 Gate 3 deadline)

New Praxis Subject Assessment for Computer Science endorsement

  • Computer Science Test Code: 5652
    • Passing Score Required: 142

Update for Spring 2020: Gate 3 Testing Requirements

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)