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Post-Baccalaureate Admissions - Test Requirements

Test Requirements

Passing test scores are required for Birth-Kindergarten Licensure Only, Middle Grades Licensure Only, and Middle Grades Lateral Entry applicants.

The North Carolina State Board of Education has identified three tests that can serve as admissions tests for undergraduate teacher education programs to provide evidence of competency with Pre-Professional Skill level. Please note, from September 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014 there will be two versions of the Praxis 1 test to choose from. Either version of the Praxis 1 can be used for admission but please make sure note the different scores required for these two tests.

Be sure to designate UNC-CH (code 5816) as a score recipient on registration form.

Test Total Score Reading/Writing Mathematics
Praxis I - PPST 522 Composite R - 176/
W - 173
M - 173
Praxis I - Core Academic Skills for Educators 468 Composite R - 156/
W - 162
M - 150
SAT 1100 Combined Score Reading 550 Math 550
ACT 24 Composite Score English 24 Math 24


Applicants planning to use SAT or ACT scores instead of Praxis I must have official scores on file with the university or have official score reports submitted to UNC from ETS.  Official scores MUST be received by the application deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my SAT or ACT scores no matter how old they are? YES, but the score is used as it is printed – no re-centering is applied.

Can students use combinations of scores from different tests to make the equivalent of passing PRAXIS I scores? YES, for example, a student may use the 550+ portion of the math SAT and the Reading and Writing tests from PRAXIS I and be eligible for admission to teacher education programs. (Please note students can NOT use different tests to meet composite test score requirements)

Can students who have taken and failed PRAXIS I now use their scores from SAT or ACT? YES, if the tests meet the criteria there is no penalty held against previous test takers who have not passed.