Certification

PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 Pearson Assessments


Undergraduate students enrolled in the PreK-4 program should complete the PECT: PreK-4 three module assessment before registering for student teaching.  All assessments must be passed before applying for teacher certification.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 programs should complete the PECT: PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 assessments before registering for student teaching.  All assessments must be passed before applying for dual teacher certification.

The tables below indicate the Pennsylvania Department of Education GPA-Qualifying Test Score for the PECT PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8 tests.  The qualifying score that is aligned with a particular GPA range is based on the standard deviation of the particular test, which may change as more data is received.  PDE’s goal is to update standard deviation information for new tests after one year.  The table is current for the academic year 2012-13.

Prek Chart