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Testing Requirements

Licensure guidelines require students to be tested at two separate times during their academic careers.  Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Tests are required for admission into the teacher education program and must be completed prior to completion of Milestone II.  Praxis II is required to complete licensure and must be completed before the completion of Milestone III. You can schedule to take the computer-based version of these tests at Prometric, (931) 647-2003, which is located at 220 Forbes Ave, Clarksville, TN 37040.

*An undergraduate student may substitute an ACT of 22, or an SAT of 1020. Graduate students may substitute GRE scores for Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Tests.

The test must be less than five years old and verification of the score must be presented to the Certification Office.

Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) Tests

To Be Certified in

You Need to Take

CDT Code

PDT Code

Qualifying Score

Admission to a teacher education program

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading

5712

n/a

156*

and

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing

5722

n/a

162*

and

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics

5732

n/a

150*

PRAXIS II

Praxis II Principles of Teaching Learning and Specialty Area Exams

Code numbers and passing scores of specific Praxis II Principles of Teaching and Learning and Specialty Area examinations required for licensure in Tennessee can be found at the ETS Web site.

Additional Information:

 Students seeking information licensure in Kentucky should review the following information:

 Information about Kentucky certification 

 All cut-off scores reported on this page were accurate when printed. However, students should be aware that the State of Tennessee/Kentucky regularly change cut-off scores and requirements. The tests and/or cut-off scores in effect at the time of licensure will be required.

 Follow this link to access information about testing out of Math 1410