COEHS Highlights, Important Dates, and Announcements:

**ScholarSHIP**

2014-15 Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations

Dr. Kurt Kraus!

Dr. Kurt Kraus, Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel at Shippensburg University, has been awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

While in Bhutan, Dr. Kraus will support the development of counseling to serve the complex mental health and public health needs of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He will teach at the Royal University of Bhutan and consult with the Royal Ministries of Education and Health.
 

New Program Approved!

Special Education and Early Childhood Education BSED:  Dual Certification Program has been approved for the Fall 2014 semester! Please note this major will take at least 9 semesters to complete.  

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:

September 15 - Change of major deadline for High-demand programs

October 6 - Change of Major for Non-high-demand programs.

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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Middle Level Education - 4-8 certification

 

 

Tests Required for Middle Level (Grades 4–8) 

 

Educators applying for an initial Instructional I certificate in the middle level (4–8) area are required to pass a basic skills assessment, in addition to passing the appropriate Praxis II test(s).

 

Basic Skills Assessment Options 

 

  1. Praxis I - PPST series may be used to fulfill this requirement if the candidate has registered for the PPST with ETS before April 2, 2012.  If one or more of the PPST subtests have been passed before April 2, 2012, the entire series needs to be completed and will count for certification no matter when they are passed.

 

  1. PECT - PAPA (Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment) test from Pearson Evaluation must be completed by all candidates who have not begun the PPST series.  Information of the PAPA test is available at http://www.pa.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html  

 

Pedagogy and Content Assessment Requirements 

 

 

 

To Be Certified in 

You Need to Take 

Test Code 

Qualifying Score 

Middle Level 4–8 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment* TAAG coming soon 

5152 

Registration code only - No Score given 

Pedagogy Subtest 

5153 

162 

English Language Arts and Social Studies Subtest 

5154 

152 

Mathematics and Science Subtest 

5155 

164 

* To pass the Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment you must receive a passing score on each subtest. You must take the full test on your initial attempt. If, after your first attempt you did not pass one of the individual subtests, you may take just that subtest again for a reduced fee. 

Middle Level Citizenship Education 4–8 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Social Studies (PDF) 

5157 

150 

Middle Level English 4–8 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts (PDF) 

5156 

156 

Middle Level Mathematics 4–8 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Mathematics (PDF) 

5158 

173 

Middle Level Science 4–8 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Science (PDF) 

5159 

156 

 

The middle level pedagogy and contest assessments are all given on the computer.  Computerized Praxis tests may be taken during the listed testing windows by making an appointment at any Prometric Testing Center.  All Prometric centers are listed on the ETS web site http://etsis4.ets.org/tcenter/tcenter.jsp   The three closest centers in PA are: 

  • Prometric Testing Center, 1100 N. Mountain Road, Harrisburg, PA  17112  Phone:  717-652-0143

 

  • Prometric Testing Center, 1864 Fruitville Pike (K-Mart Shopping Center), Lancaster, PA 17601  Phone:  717-392-2193

 

  • Prometric Testing Center, 2300 E. Market Street, Village Green Shopping Center, Suite 3, York, PA  17402  Phone:   717-755-7471

 

  

Pedagogy and Content Assessments 

 

 

CORE ASSESSMENT (5152) is taken the first time as one complete assessment.  Any subsection (5153, 5154, or 5155) that is not passed may be repeated for a reduced fee without repeating the other subsections. 

 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment (5152) 

4/2/12–4/7/12 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment: English Language Arts and Social Studies (5154) 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment: Mathematics and Science (5155) 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Core Assessment: Pedagogy (5153) 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

 

 

Take the subject test(s) that match with your area(s) of concentration(s) 

 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: English Language Arts (5156) 

4/2/12–4/7/12 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Mathematics (5158) 

4/2/12–4/7/12 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Science (5159) 

4/2/12–4/7/12 

6/27/12–6/30/12 

Pennsylvania Grades 4–8 Subject Concentration: Social Studies (5157) 

4/2/12–4/7/12 

6/27/12–6/30/12