2020-2021
Initial Teacher Certification Program Applicants

 

A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree awarded by a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale on the last thirty (30) hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework.

                                                                 

Standardized Test Requirements: either (a) or (b) below:

(a) Successful completion of the Praxis Core tests, the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading; Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing; and Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics with the corresponding minimum score:

  1. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE): Reading (5712) = 156
  2. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE): Writing (5722) = 162
  3. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE): Mathematics (5732) = 150

Always consult with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to verify the required exams and cut scores required for admission to teacher education programs.

(b) Successful completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with the following corresponding scores:

1)   Verbal with a minimum score of 450 (old scale) or 150 (new scale);

2)   Quantitative with a minimum score of 490 (old scale) or 143 (new scale); and

3)   Analytical Writing with a minimum score of 4.0.

Notes:

When a candidate in an initial (traditional or alternative certification) program wishes to exit the program and enter another initial (traditional or alternative certification) program, all current admissions criteria must be met.

Original application materials may be accepted in lieu of new application materials at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Office

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