COEHS Highlights, Important Dates, and Announcements:

HIGHLIGHTS:

Kudos:

Dr. Cheryl Slattery presented the workshop, "Vocabulary is VITAL!...and essential, critical, imperative, all-important, utmost, key, pressing, and integral!" at the 2014 Southern Region Student Pennsylvania State Education Association Conference at Millersville University.

Dr. Matthew Shupp presented his research, "Synergistic Supervision of Entry-Level Professional: A Cross-Cultural Examination" at the International Conference on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

Drs. W.A. Braun, Ben Meyer, Sally Paulson, Joohee Sanders, and Praveen Veerabhadrappa along with several students from the Exercise Science Department presented five posters and four oral research presentations at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference.

New Education Dual Certification Program 

SCHEDULING NEWS:

Students may check the course listings in the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses.  

Spring 2015 Scheduling dates:

Graduate Scheduling:

October 20 - January 27

Undergraduate Scheduling:

October 27 - November 17

Other important dates:

November 3 - Final day to withdrawal from classes with "W" grade POT 1.

December 1 - Schedule clean-up for Spring

December 5 - Day and Evening classes end

December 8 - 12 - Final Exam Period

December 12 - Graduate Commencement

December 13 - Undergraduate Commencement

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Fax 717-477-4012 
General Email address: 
mailto:COEHS@ship.edu  

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Secondary Certification Testing Update 

March 26, 2012 

 

Basic Skills Test 

 

Praxis I - Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) from ETS is the old basic skills test covering reading, writing, and math.  It is still acceptable as a certification test under the following two scenarios:

  • All three PPST tests were passed prior to April 2, 2012.
  • If only one or two of the thee PPST tests were passed prior to April 2, 2012, the remaining test(s) may be passed after April 2 and the PPST scores will still count for certification purposes.
  • PPST tests may be taken in paper/pencil format on selected dates or on computer at Prometric Test Centers by appointment year-round.

 

Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) from Pearson Evaluation is the new basic skills test covering reading, writing, and math.  It becomes available on April 2, 2012 and it must be taken by all undergraduate certification candidates who do not fit into either of the two scenarios listed above.

  • PAPA is available only on computer.  It is available year-round by appointment at Pearson Professional Centers.
  • All three PAPA modules must be taken the first time.  If retesting is required, only the module(s) that has not been passed needs to be retaken.

 

NOTE:  Effective March 2012, post-bacc candidates do NOT have to take a basic skills test for certification purposes in PA.

 

7-12 Certification Subject Content Test  

 

The content specific tests for secondary certification remain the Praxis II tests from ETS.  The specific test(s) for each certification area is listed at http://www.ets.org/praxis/pa/requirements    

 

Sliding Scale Passing Rate 

 

Effective 1/1/2010, PDE implemented a sliding scale pass rate for all certification tests based on the candidate’s GPA at the time of graduation.  Candidates with a GPA from 2.8-2.9999 can be certified if they score one standard deviation higher than the published score on the required test(s).  Candidates with a GPA above 3.25 can be certified with less than the published score, again based on the standard deviation.  ETS determines its “PASSED” or “NOT PASSED” statement on the score report based on the 3.0 GPA only.  If a candidate earns a score within a point or two of passing, send them to Dr. Steffy to determine if they are within the GPA-based passing window.