Testing Requirements for PA Teacher Certification

Effective April 2, 2012, PDE has changed test requirements for ALL certification programs and has added a second testing company. If you have passed all Praxis tests for a given certification area before April 2, 2012, you do not need to take the new test. Please check all categories below to make sure you are taking all the necessary tests for your area of certification. Remember that all test results from either testing company must be reported to Shippensburg University.

Basic Skills

Basic Skills Requirement for All Certification Areas

Testing by Certification Area

Early Childhood Education - PK-4 certification

Dual Special Education/Early Childhood certification

Middle Level Education - 4-8 certification

Secondary Education - 7-12 certification

Multi-Age Education - K-12 certification

Special Education - certification