HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES!

SCHEDULING NEWS:

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

Other important dates:

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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Early Childhood 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.

 

  

PK-4 Content Test 

 

The new content test for Early Childhood (PK-4) certification is the PreK-4 Test that is part of the new Pennsylvania Educator Certification Test (PECT) series offered by Pearson Evaluation Systems.  Additional information about the PreK-4 test and registration for the PreK-4 test is available at http://www.pa.nesinc.com/ 

 

The PECT - PreK-4 test is currently available only by appointment at Pearson Professional Centers.  A list of all current centers is available at the PECT website listed above.  The two listed centers closest to Shippensburg University are: 

  

Pearson Professional Center, 801 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA   717-564-6755 

Pearson Professional Center, 205 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA   717-569-0056 

  

Remember that all test scores must be reported to Shippensburg University.